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Faculty and Staff Awards

Here at The University, there are many faculty and staff members that shape our four years here. Student Council has created the following awards to recognize them for their efforts. Please help us by nominating professors, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants as recipients of these awards.

Deadline: May 3, 2016

Student Council Distinguished Teaching Award –
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This award will be given annually to recognize a teacher who makes a positive and lasting impact on the university through: dedication to developing relationships with students and the creation of an engaging and challenging classroom atmosphere.

Mr. Michael D. Gilbert – 2015 Student Council Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient
Ms. Tyler Jo Smith – 2014 Student Council Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient
Mr. Reid Bailey – 2012 Student Council Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient
Mr. Vigen Guroian – 2011 Student Council Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Leonard W. Sandridge Student Partnership Award
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In 1979, Leonard Sandridge addressed the Student Council for the first time to discuss a decision by the Board of Visitors regarding student fees. Since this appearance, Mr. Sandridge annually addresses the Council to discuss the current state of the University and to answer questions from student representatives. Last night (November 2nd, 2010), Mr. Sandridge spoke before this body for the last time before his spring retirement.

In recognition of Mr. Sandridge’s lasting impact on the community and his strong commitment to building unified efforts with the student body, this annual award was established. This award will be given annually to recognize a member of the University administration who makes a positive and lasting impact on the university through: dedication to developing relationships and partnerships with students and/or student organizations.

Ms. Sarah C. Kucenas– 2015 Lenoard W. Sandridge Student Partnership Award
Mr. Kenneth Elzinga – 2014 Leonard W. Sandridge Student Partnership Award
Mr. George Sampson – 2012 Leonard W. Sandridge Student Partnership Award
Mr. Andrew Broaddus – 2011 Leonard W. Sandridge Student Partnership Award Recipient

Student Council Superlative Teaching Assistant Award
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Student Council recognizes our learning doesn’t stop at the end of a lecture, and TA’s play a vital role in helping us learn and grow. For this reason, we created the Superlative Teaching Assistant Award in 2013. This award will be given annually to recognize a member of the University Teaching Assistant staff who makes a positive and lasting impact on the University through: dedication to developing relationships with students and the creation of an enriching supplemental curriculum building on lecture course materials.

Ms. Anna Eisenstein 2015 Student Council Superlative Teaching Assistant Award Recipient
Ms. Jeanette Garcia – 2014 Student Council Superlative Teaching Assistant Award Recipient

More Information
For more information, email Alex Heyer (ajh4yj), and Elaine Koo (ehk7da) with any questions.