South Carolina names year’s top professors

Teachers at the University of South Carolina and Central Carolina Technical College have been named Professors of the Year in South Carolina.

The two were honored Wednesday morning in a reception hosted by Gov. Nikki Haley.

Winners of this year’s awards were Milind Kunchur, a physics professor at South Carolina; and Christopher Hall, who teaches criminal justice technology at Central Carolina in Sumter.

Each winner received a check for $5,000.

Kunchur is a world-renowned scientist who has done research in areas such as super conductivity and the neurophysiology of human hearing.

Hall was a corrections officer before entering the teaching profession. He also is a sergeant in the Provost Marshal’s Detachment of the South Carolina State Guard.