Rosenthal Winners Announced
Casper College has released the names of the two winners of the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award for the 2014-2015 school year: Scott Nolan and Laurie Weaver, who each received $2500 in addition to the recognition.
Nolan, business instructor, has been with the college since August 2008. “When I think of Scott, the first word that comes to mind is enthusiasm. Scott brings life to every conversation and his optimistic approach to problems or projects is infectious. Scott believes all things are possible, which is one of the reasons he is one of the college’s top leaders and teachers on our campus,” said Pete Van Houten, Casper College journalism instructor.
“The hours I spent in Mr. Nolan’s classes weren’t just your typical classroom hours; they were thought-provoking, they were gripping, and I always walked away feeling like I had genuinely learned something that day. As a student, that is powerful,” Dalsey Lambley, former student, said.
Weaver began her teaching career at Casper College in October 1988, and is currently an instructor for and department chair of the radiography program. “Her drive and passion for her profession is evident in her launch of three post-associate degree certificates, MRI, CT, and soon to be mammography. When most faculty with well over 20 years of experience may wind down, she is ramping up to meet the needs of her students and our community,” noted Tammy Frankland, dean for the Casper College School of Health Science.
“I have known Laurie since August 1996 when I started the radiography program. Since taking the helm, Laurie has advanced the radiography program from a very basic curriculum to a present day multi-modality, all-encompassing program. She has also expanded the program to include clinical sites at Douglas, Gillette, Sheridan, and all clinical facilities here in Casper. I am currently the radiology manager at the Wyoming Medical Center and am proud to call Laurie Weaver a colleague, mentor, but most of all she will always be MY clinical instructor,” Chris Johnson said.
Each year all Casper College employees are asked to submit the names of those they wish to nominate for the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award. Each nominee must then submit a detailed packet of information to his or her respective committee to be considered. A faculty committee makes the final decision for the two faculty awards.
The award is based on the quality of the packet submitted as well as service to the community and Casper College.
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