Dr. Claire Procopio

2021 L.E. Chandler Award Recipient

Claire Procopio

Dr. Claire Procopio is Professor of Communication at Southeastern and Director of the Honors Program.  She teaches courses in research methods, political campaigning, interpersonal and organizational communication, and public speaking.  But she does so much more to cultivate our students. She serves as faculty advisor to the Honors Student Association. She is credited with creating both the Honors Ambassadors Program and the Honors Mentoring Program, as well as launching Southeastern’s first Living Learning Community -- an honors residence hall with three sub-communities centered on leadership development, health sciences, and art appreciation where students build communities with similar interests.

Dr. Procopio serves on many university committees that serve our students, including the Homecoming Committee, and organizes the Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl and the Honors Recognition Ceremony and the Communication Colloquium. She has also received numerous awards, including the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.