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200-2001 Awards & Recognition
  
5/1/2001

David Weaver wins NISOD Excellence Award

David was nominated for: constantly striving to provide a stimulating and fun learning environment for his students, consistently exhibiting a commitment to innovation in teaching and learning, pushing himself and setting the pace for others to follow, providing ongoing leadership in instructional technology for CGCC faculty and staff, and for other faculty and staff around the district making a contribution to science education as evidenced by his involvement in professional organizations, grants, and special programs providing thoughtful commentary and feedback on a variety of issues of importance to the faculty, the students, and the college community

NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) has been recognizing outstanding educators for teaching excellence annually since 1989. David Weaver is this year's CGCC winner.

4/1/2001

Sandra Stuebner Woman of Distinction Award

Congratulations to Sandra Stuebner, for being named one of the district's "Women of Distinction" for her leadership, innovation and service.

Awards were presented on April 2, 2002. Leadership, innovation, service to women along with service to the Maricopa Community Colleges are the key characteristics for the winners of the Distinguished Achievement Award, an annual honor sponsored by the Women's Leadership Group/American Association of Women in Community Colleges of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

1/1/2001

Arnette Ward designated President Emeritus

On April 23, 2002, the MCCD Governing Board designated Arnette Scott Ward President Emeritus.

1/1/2001

Pushpa Ramakrishna and Trey Cox Named Maricopa Institute Learning Fellows

Congratulations to Pushpa Ramakrishna and Trey Cox for being named Maricopa Institute for Learning Fellows.

The primary goal of the MIL Fellows Program is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. MIL Fellows follow a process of defining, implementing, documenting, and disseminating a project focused on student learning. This is a one year commitment that provides several experiences and opportunities for the Fellows to engage in scholarly thought, reflection, and dialogue about teaching and learning.

Trey Cox's proposal is to create, incorporate into math courses and test innovative group writing projects that promote critical thinking and the use of technology.

The main goal of Pushpa Ramakrishna's project is to research how visualization of structures and dynamic processes enable students to develop a better understanding of biological concepts and to determine if there are specific combinations of modalities for teaching (e.g., hands-on activities, role playing, web animation, etc.) that are more effective for certain specific biological concepts.

1/1/2001

CGCC 2002 Innovation of the Year: Honors Program Mentoring/Tutoring Option

Congratulations to the winner of the 2002 CGCC Innovation of the Year, the Honors Program: Mentoring/Tutoring Option. Through this program, third semester honors students may choose to serve as a tutor in the Learning Center or as a mentor in an English as a Second Language (ESL) or Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) classroom as their semester's honors project.

This innovation benefits both the students receiving tutoring and mentoring and honors students by providing students with a unique and memorable learning experience. As one student said as a result of working in this program, "I not only helped the students learn English, but I developed friendships with the students. I learned about their culture, while they learned about mine, and these students became part of my life."

1/1/2001

Pushpa Ramakrishna featured in AAHE publication

Congratulations to Pushpa Ramakrishna, whose "Gardening for Humanity" biology project was spotlighted in a new American Association for Higher Education publication called Life, Learning and Community: Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Biology.

1/1/2001

Scott Adamson MIL Fellow

Congratulations to Scott Adamson, for being named one of the Maricopa Institute for Learning Fellows for the second year in a row! The primary goal of the MIL Fellows Program is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. MIL Fellows follow a process of defining, implementing, documenting, and disseminating a project focused on student learning. This is a one year commitment that provides several experiences and opportunities for the Fellows to engage in scholarly thought, reflection, and dialogue about teaching and learning.

1/1/2001

Arnette Ward honored by FAMU with Distinguished Alumni Award in Education

Arnette Scott Ward was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by Florida A&M University National Alumni Association and the University in recognition of alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions. She was selected based on her contribution and success in the field of education.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE AREA OF NOMINATION

Arnette Scott Ward is retiring in July, 2002 after a brilliant 40 year career as an educator in the two sunshine states of Florida and Arizona. Beginning her career at FAMU in 1962 as a teaching assistant, she went on to serve as a teacher at Lincoln High School and as director of a recreation center for the City of Tallahassee. Her move to Arizona in 1968 brought jobs in recreation, teaching at the elementary school level, then as a college faculty member, counselor, dean of students and finally college president. Currently, she is the only black female college president in the state of Arizona. Serving as a founding president of a new educational institution is a challenge that few persons have the opportunity to face. President Ward accepted the task, created a community college, and has led the college for the past seventeen years. Arnette's commitment to student success will be her legacy. In the 1995 book Unspoken, Arnette Ward contributed a personal reflection: "My goal in life has been to try to change others' lives for the better - to try to make a difference - to give something back because I have been given so much by so many people...I work to motivate others, especially those who may need a second and third chance, to find better ways of living and contributing to their communities."

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

In addition to participation on numerous local, college and state professional and community organizations, including the Arizona Governor's Task Force on Educational Reform, President Ward serves many national roles. She is currently involved with the American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of Women in Community Colleges, President's Round Table, National Council on Black American Affairs, National Council of Instructional Administrators, National Society for Experimental Education, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, North Central Association, Campus Compact, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Along with a B.A. degree from FAMU and an M.A. from Arizona State University, Arnette Ward completed the Harvard University's Institute of Educational Management. Her awards include Outstanding Women in Arizona (1979), Educational Excellence in Higher Education from the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (1986), Merit of Recognition in Education by the Black Women's Task Force (Arizona, 1988) and Today's Arizona Woman Who's Who in Business 2002. She was featured on the cover of Mesa magazine in 1983. In addition to her professional educational accomplishments, Arnette has a special gift which has benefited the world – a beautiful singing voice which she uses at school, church, college, civic, community and national events to inspire and motivate. She received honorable mention as a singer by Roots author, Alex Haley and she sang for Vice President Al Gore at the Arizona Democratic Party Jefferson/Jackson Breakfast Celebration in 1994. She is quoted as saying; "I believe it is my responsibility to be of service to people and the community, not only for their sake, but also for my own, because it is the source of my own personal fulfillment."

1/1/2001

Arnette Ward, Maricopa Foundation Employee Recognition Award

Arnette Scott Ward has served the teaching and learning agenda of the Maricopa Community College District for over 20 years in two institutions. Beginning her MCCD career at Mesa Community College as a counselor and then dean of students, she was named founding provost in 1985 and now serves as President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She is the only black female college president in the state of Arizona. President Ward has announced her retirement in July, 2002. Recognition by the Maricopa Community College District Foundation as an employee who has made outstanding contributions to the college district would be a crowning moment in her brilliant career at MCCCD.

Submitted by: The College Leadership Team composed of: Deans Maria Hesse, Lois Bartholomew and Patti Johnson; Senior Associate Dean John Underwood and Associate Dean Earl Monsour and employee group presidents: Karen Schmidt, Faculty Association; Sara Rassas, MAT; and David Rodriquez, PSA

1/1/2001

Adjunct Faculty recognized for years of service

Seventeen CGCC adjunct faculty members with 20 or more semesters of service were recently recognized at the Spring 2002 all-faculty meeting.

BUSINESS & COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIVISION

Janet Spears from the Business/CIS Division has taught computer application courses and short-term computer classes at both the Pecos and Sun Lakes Campus since 1993

COUNSELING DIVISION

Ardyth Cary has been teaching classes and counseling students at CGCC for 12 years. Cathy Mendoza has been counseling students and teaching classes at CGCC for the past 14 years. Rhonda Weaver has been counseling students and teaching classes at CGCC for the past 16 years Annette Price has been teaching classes for the CGCC Counseling Division for the past 12 years.

LANGUAGES & HUMANITIES DIVISION

Sharon Gallant has taught Reading, English, and Children's Literature for the Language and Humanities Division since 1990. Bernadette Bezarra-Clarke had taught a variety of conversational Spanish courses for the Language and Humanities Division since 1987.

LIBRARY DIVISION

Mary Harrishas been a librarian with the Library Division since 1987.

COMMUNICATIONS & FINE ARTS DIVISION

Kate O'Mara has been teaching art history for the CGCC Language and Humanities Division for 10 years. Keith Canham was a founding member of the CGCC photography faculty and has been teaching at CGCC since 1985. Regina Skouson is a member of the photography faculty and has been teaching at CGCC since 1986. Randy Tucker has been teaching Music Theory, American Jazz and Popular Music and Guitar for the Performing Arts Division for 12 years. Bob Dougherty has been teaching a variety of Communications courses for CGCC since 1986.

MATH & SCIENCE DIVISION Mark Madsen has been teaching physics and math for the CGCC Math and Science Division since 1991. Gene Herst has been an adjunct faculty member teaching chemistry at CGCC for more than 20 semesters.

SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DIVISION Mary Sievert has been teaching psychology for the Social and Behavioral Division since 1992. Dr. Richard Detzel has been teaching psychology for the Social and Behavioral Division since 1987.