Tembusu College congratulates Adam, Connor, and Kelvin, on their awards for teaching excellence

November 17, 2015

On Tuesday, 17 November, Drs Adam Groves, Connor Graham, and Kelvin Pang were presented with the Residential Colleges Teaching Excellence Award.

These awards recognise excellence in teaching among faculty at Tembusu and the College of Alice & Peter Tan for the academic year 2014/15. Nominations for these awards are judged annually by the Residential Colleges Teaching Excellence Committee.

This year, the ceremony was presided by Professor Bernard Tan, Vice Provost (Undergraduate Education), and hosted by Tembusu College.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.