2016 Endowed Teaching Chairs Receive Unexpected Awards
On April 27, six outstanding educators received a surprise visit announcing the 2016 Broward College Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair Awards. The awards were presented by President J. David Armstrong, Jr., the campus presidents and members of the Endowed Teaching Chair committee while students cheered for their professors. This event marks the 25th year the College has provided Endowed Teaching Chair Awards to its outstanding educators. The program grants recipients a stipend of $10,000 over one year to provide for the professor’s professional development and projects to improve classroom excellence and efficiency.
The 2016 Endowed Teaching Chair Award recipients are:
- Mariah Reed, Gaddis Corporation Endowed Teaching Chair – Professor of Fine and Applied Arts at Central Campus. Professor Reed began teaching with the College in 2002 and was previously the recipient of the Blockbuster Endowed Teaching Chair in 2008.
- Dr. Vanessa Hormann, Children’s Opportunity Group Endowed Teaching Chair – Assistant Professor, Biological Science at North Campus. Dr. Hormann was the Central Campus Professor of the Year for 2013-2014.
- Kelly Walker, The Presidential Endowed Teaching Chair – Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Program at North Campus. Professor Walker has been molding minds at North Campus since 2010.
- Dr. Vijay Parkash, Waste Management Endowed Teaching Chair – Assistant Professor, Biology/Physical Science at South Campus. She is a faculty mentor currently mentoring four adjuncts who teach Anatomy and Biology, and she shares best practices and resources on how to best integrate technologies in the classroom.
- Dr. Edward Cornejo, SunTrust Bank Endowed Teaching Chair – Assistant Professor, History, Behavior, Political Science at South Campus. Since 2002, Dr. Cornejo was the founding advisor of Club Clio, a student-led organization focused on public speaking and development of soft skills.
- James Martin, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair – Assistant Professor of English/Journalism at South Campus. Professor Martin has contributed substantially to the design of the Seahawk Support program, a program which identifies struggling students and connects them with appropriate resources to help them succeed.
To view photos of the award winners please click here: http://bit.ly/24n0PD8
Broward College values the dedication these faculty members have shown to our students, their passion for education, and their drive to make Broward College an elite academic institution.
Please join us congratulating these wonderful members of our Broward College community!