Holmes earns top award
Eudora native Bert Holmes, the Philip G. Carson Distinguished Chair of Science at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, recently received the university's top teaching award for his outstanding performance in the classroom.
Holmes was presented the UNC Asheville Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award during the spring commencement ceremony.
Holmes was selected for the award by a committee of past winners based on nominations from students, faculty, staff and friends of the university.
Holmes joined the UNC Asheville faculty in 1998. He has conducted National Science Foundation-funded research on CFC replacement chemicals for more than 15 years. He is especially noted for mentoring students, many of whom assist with his groundbreaking research. He holds bachelors degrees from the College of Emporia and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Kansas State University.
Holmes is the son of Edna Holmes and the late Fields Holmes and is a 1966 graduate of Eudora High School.