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Nelson Mandela always said that education is the most powerful weapon used to change the world. And for Austin College Professor Dr. Jacqueline Moore she's dedicated her whole life to each student that walked into her classroom ready to learn and make a difference.

"Passionate, every day she came into class and was ready to teach you could really tell she cared about what she was teaching and was excited to tell you all she knew about it."

For more than twenty years Dr.Moore has shared her knowledge of history to thousands of Austin College Students.

"She's one of the best professors here"

And the college faculty and students agree earlier this year they decided to show their appreciation by nominating Moore for one of the biggest honors a teacher can get Texas professor of the year.

"I was in disbelief and really surprised and very pleased and very honored to receive this award."

After thousands of nominations were evaluated Dr.moore was selected to receive the honor in Washington D.C. this week.

"We represent a lot of very good teachers and certainly at Austin College I am not the only good teacher there nor am I the only teacher in Texas by any means."

Although she says she feels undeserving one of her former students says there's no one better Harry Hamdon-Smith went from wanting to be a doctor to becoming a history teacher all after being taught by Dr.Moore.

"She pushed me to be the best student I can be."

Dr.Moore says winning this award means so much to her and if she could leave one thing with her students, it's that they walk out of her classroom equipped with the weapon of education and ready to make a difference in the world like they each made in hers

Nelson Mandela always said that education is the most powerful weapon used to change the world. And for Austin College Professor Dr. Jacqueline Moore she's dedicated her whole life to each student that walked into her classroom ready to learn and make a difference.

"Passionate, every day she came into class and was ready to teach you could really tell she cared about what she was teaching and was excited to tell you all she knew about it."

For more than twenty years Dr.Moore has shared her knowledge of history to thousands of Austin College Students.

"She's one of the best professors here"

And the college faculty and students agree earlier this year they decided to show their appreciation by nominating Moore for one of the biggest honors a teacher can get Texas professor of the year.

"I was in disbelief and really surprised and very pleased and very honored to receive this award."

After thousands of nominations were evaluated Dr.moore was selected to receive the honor in Washington D.C. this week.

"We represent a lot of very good teachers and certainly at Austin College I am not the only good teacher there nor am I the only teacher in Texas by any means."

Although she says she feels undeserving one of her former students says there's no one better Harry Hamdon-Smith went from wanting to be a doctor to becoming a history teacher all after being taught by Dr.Moore.

"She pushed me to be the best student I can be."

Dr.Moore says winning this award means so much to her and if she could leave one thing with her students, it's that they walk out of her classroom equipped with the weapon of education and ready to make a difference in the world like they each made in hers