The Humanities Professor of the Year has been selected at Meridian Community College. English professor Cathy Webb is this year's recipient.
The Humanities Professor of the Year is nominated by his or her colleagues and receives a $500 stipend.
Webb says she tries to use literature to motivate students to learn.
"If we can somehow awaken in students the joy of learning for learning's sake, and make them realize how important every bit of knowledge is, then we as instructors will have done our job," said Webb as she accepted the award Monday afternoon.
October is arts and humanities month. The award was sponsored by MCC and the Mississippi Humanities Council as part of the celebration.