Nicholas Karolides, professor of English, was the recipient of the 1971 Distinguished Teacher Award at Wisconsin State University-River Falls. Karolides joined the faculty in 1964.
According to the September 1971 Falcon Features:
"Dedicated, helpful, thorough, knowledgeable, flawless in technique are some of the descriptions by students who cast their ballots for Dr. Karolides. 'No one else listened so carefully or tried so hard to understand what students were saying,' commented one student. 'He carries on dialog with students, in the truest sense.'"