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The John Creed Award

The John Creed Award has been established to honor Dr. Creed's extraordinary commitment to student learning, intellectual curiosity, global awareness, and personal development.

John Creed

Dr. Creed’s work in the classroom, and as a faculty advisor, recently earned him the college-wide Distinguished Advising Award, the ExCEL Outstanding Faculty of the Year in Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Higdon Leadership Center’s Faculty Student Group Advisor of the Year.

Over his 26 year tenure at the College of Charleston, Dr. Creed has earned respect and admiration from students and colleagues alike. Dr. Phi Jos, who conceptualized the John Creed Award, characterized his colleague as an extraordinary teacher. “I’ve never seen the kind of dedication he brings, he is really all in for students in every way,” Dr. Jos explained. “His classes are well prepared, he stays current on a myriad of topics, and is constantly pulling what is immediate and relevant for students into this impressive scholarly foundation that he has [in order] to help students learn and interpret and think for themselves. His dedication to that is matched by his willingness to go the extra mile for students who are interested in learning.”

According to Department Chair, Gibbs Knotts, “The goals of the scholarship exemplify Dr. Creed’s commitment to helping students move their intellectual journey forward.”

The John Creed Award will extend opportunities for Junior or Senior students who not only excel in the classroom, but also display deep intellectual curiosity with an increasing passion for learning beyond the College of Charleston. The award will support internships, study abroad, research, conference presentations or workshops. Overall, the award will provide opportunities of which students might be otherwise unable to take advantage.

“Each year when we give out student awards, we realize that we have many more deserving students than we have awards,” Dr. Jos said of the political science department. “We’ve wanted to expand the kind of financial support we have to students.”

Alumni, parents and friends are invited to support the John Creed Award to honor his legacy and remarkable impact on Political Science students. Those interested in honoring Dr. Creed may do so by clicking here.

For further questions regarding contributions to the John Creed Award, contact Senior Development Officer, Barbie Schreiner 843-953-0781 Schreinerbr@cofc.edu