Albion, New York — The Albion Campus Center of Genesee Community College is pleased to announce the spring 2010 Student and Instructor of the Semester. Each semester, one student and one instructor are awarded the honor for their academic or teaching performance. This is the 15th year the Albion Campus Center has been awarding Student and Instructor of the month. Chris Stiegler of Kendall, NY has been selected as the Instructor of the Semester at the Albion Campus Center and Edward Narburgh of Albion, NY has been selected at Student of the Semester.
Chris teaches Basic Math, Algebra, Algebra III & Trigonometry, and Math for Elementary Teachers at the Albion Campus Center. She also teaches classes at SUNY Brockport. Chris was nominated for Instructor of the Semester by five students this spring. Each of her nominations included comments about her caring attitude toward students and her willingness to work with them until they understand the math concepts. Student comments included, “She believes in me,” “She is a very nice, caring lady,” and “She stays after class to help students.” Chris is a valued member of the Albion Campus Center team.
Ed is a full-time student and is interested in becoming a teacher. Ed decided to return to school to acquire “the tools needed to begin a new career in a competitive world.” He enjoys the learning aspect of college but has also discovered that he likes the interaction with fellow students. Ed is on the Dean’s List and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. Major influences in Ed’s life include his father’s hard-work ethic, his sister’s success in college, and lastly, a drive to be better for his children.
Student of the Semester is chosen through a nomination form by an instructor which includes a narrative as to why the student deserves the award. The forms are collected by the Campus Center staff and, in the case of more than one nomination, each of the five staff members (Campus Center dean, secretary and three technical associates) each cast one vote to select the award winner. The winner receives a Student of the Semester Award Certificate which includes their photograph, and an assortment of Genesee memorabilia.
The process for the Instructor of the Semester Award is the same, except that the instructors are nominated by their students. The award winner receives an Instructor of the Semester Award Certificate and the same gift package that the students receive. Award winners are presented their award and congratulated by the Campus Center deans and staff and where possible, instructors receive their award in front of their class.
The Instructor of the Semester and Student of the Semester award certificates are framed and displayed in the hallway in their respective Campus Center, along with photos of the previous instructor and student award winners from semesters past.
For further information please contact the Albion Campus Center at 585-589-4936.
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A photograph of Student of the Semester Edward Narburgh with Albion Campus Center associate dean, Allen Kidder is available at http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Narburgh_Kidder.jpg
A photo graph of Instructor of the Semester Christine Stiegler with Albion Campus Center associate dean, Allen Kidder is available at http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Stiegler_Kidder.jpg