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Georgia Southern chemistry professor earns USG Hall of Fame Faculty Award

The award recognizes faculty and staff for their commitment to teaching and student success
Beulah Narendrapurapu

Georgia Southern University’s Beulah Narendrapurapu, Ph.D., won a 2023 Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award presented by the University System of Georgia (USG). This system-wide award recognizes faculty and staff for their commitment to teaching and student success.

“These awards embody USG’s dedication to academic excellence and our gratitude for these outstanding faculty and programs,” said USG Director of Teaching and Learning Excellence Denise Domizi, Ph.D., in the announcement.

Narendrapurapu began teaching chemistry at Georgia Southern in 2013. Along with those classes, she has concentrated on STEM education research. In particular, she focuses on two things: designing animations for chemistry concepts and designing and studying intervention programs for increasing success in chemistry courses.

“This recognition belongs to all those who encouraged me in my growth as an educator,” said Narendrapurapu. “My special thanks to the Faculty Center, Library liaisons, colleagues and all my educator friends who supported me and shared their valuable wisdom that led to this award.”

Narendrapurapu will be honored at the annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala on Sept. 8, 2023.

“It’s faculty like Dr. Narendrapurapu who make institutions of higher education promising,” said Georgia Southern Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Carl Reiber, Ph.D. “She has continued to demonstrate the character and work ethic that make Georgia Southern succeed, and we are very proud of her.”

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville and online instruction. The leading higher education institution in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit