University College and General Ed. 2020 Awards Announcement



UC/GE 2020 Award Announcement

University College and General Education

2020 Awards Announcement

 Appalachian's campus community nominated 61 individuals for University College/General Education awards; nine were chosen. Awardees include, Lewis Alexander, Heather Childress Custer, Gaige Cogswell, Sarah Donavan, Heather Lippard, Harry Clark Maddox, Ruth Marotta, Adrian Rice, and Cali Wickert.

Heather Lippard
Director, Academic Strategy Instruction
Student Learning Center

 Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship

 "For me, building relationships is a vital component of the teaching process."

Heather Childress Custer
Lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition
Department of English

 Faculty Award for Excellence in General Education Teaching (NTT)

 "At the heart of my teaching philosophy lies the practice of reflection."

 Adrian Rice
Lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition
College of Education

 Rennie W. Brantz Awardee for Outstanding Teaching in the First Year Seminar

 "I believe that Poetry and the Arts enshrine the free and open pursuit of knowledge for its own sake...."

UC/Gen Ed 2020 Awards Announcement

University College and General Education

2020 Awards Announcement

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. – John Steinbeck

Harry Clark Maddux
Director of Watauga Residential College
Interdisciplinary Studies

Harvey R. Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award

"Who we an organic creation of not only the sum of our experiences, but the interplay of each and all of them."

Cali Wickert
Academic Advisor
Advising and Orientation

 Excellence in University College Student Advising

 "I hope to empower my students to take control of their education...and support them when they are facing obstacles."

Gaige Cogswell
Graduate Assistant
Advising and Orientation

 Excellence in General Education Student Mentoring

 "I believe students want to be heard and cared about, if you provide these things that can create a solid foundation."

UC/Gen Ed 2020 Awards Announcement

University College and General Education

2020 Awards Announcement

Sarah Donavan
Department of Social Work

 Excellence in Community Engagement

 "Social work is social justice through community engagement; effectively teaching social work requires ongoing community connection."

Ruth Marotta
Department of English

 APortfolio Award for Excellence in Teaching

 "Aportfolios can be used as tools for transformational education."

Lewis Alexander
Computer Information Systems

Transfer Champion Award

"Having been a transfer student myself, I know the challenges of combining with established classmates. I work to ease the pain of this transformation."

“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.” – Shawn Hitchcock


Published: Apr 20, 2020 4:57pm