News Brief: Jan. 22

EMU student receives 2017 Outstanding Teachers Assistant Award

Wendy Dorman, Eastern Michigan University graduate student and assistant teacher, was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Teachers Assistant Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

According to a press release, Dorman was nominated for going above and beyond standard teaching assistant responsibilities to improve the quality of education for students.

“She worked closely with hundreds of future elementary teachers, teaching 11 sections of an Earth Science lab designed specifically for them.”

The Outstanding Teachers Assistant Award is awarded to only nine people across the nation per year.

Dorman will receive a one-year membership to NAGT, which includes an online subscription for two geoscience magazines.

“I know that education has the potential to transform a person’s life, and that is with me when I teach. I'm not just influencing the way my own student learns, but the way they will share that with their future students,” said Dorman in the press release.

Nominations for Distinguished Achievement Recognition Award close Jan. 31

Nominations for the Division of Academic and Student Affair’s “Distinguished Achievement Recognition Award” close Tuesday, Jan. 31.

According to Eastern’s website, the award is open to all EMU staff who “demonstrates commitment to EMU’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.”

Students, Faculty and Staff can nominate an EMU employee in the following categories: Student engagement and success; leadership; innovation and community engagement and service.

Voting is open to all EMU staff from March 1 through March 8.

Winners of the Distinguished Achievement Recognition awards will be recognized at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Division of Academic & Student Affairs, Wednesday, March 29.

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