Seals, a former Beeville resident and art professor at the university, wrote in his statement as a nominee, “Art making is a highly personalized activity where feeling and intellect coexist with hard work and creativity.
“My goal is to guide students through a universe of ideas where they can begin to organize some choices about what is beautiful and true for them.
“I am so fortunate to participate in expanding art students’ minds as they become fascinated by their possibilities and the value of thoughtful problem solving. I enjoy nudging students toward informed judgment making and getting them to see how these skills can impact all areas of living as well.”
Shirley A. Walker, chair of the Faculty Assembly Committee in charge of the nominations and voting for this award, said that each year the faculty nominate their peers who seem deserving of this award due to their classroom teaching and relationship with their students.