Chamberlain Receives Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award


Aug 10, 2015 | Casper College News

Casper College adjunct social work instructor Leon Chamberlain was recently recognized with the Shanklin Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

“Leon has served as the sole social work instructor at Casper College for 16 years. In this capacity he has taught hundreds of students and encouraged them to pursue social work as a career. He consistently brings his extensive professional experiences into his classes to provide real life examples of the application of social work concepts. He is truly an exceptional teacher who strives to ensure students benefit from his classes,” said Shawn Powell, dean for the Casper College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The award is named for longtime Casper College emeritus psychology instructor Garth Shanklin. According to Shanklin the award was created to “promote recognition for part-time adjunct faculty teaching courses for Casper College who display exceptional commitment to teaching and have made significant contributions to students and the college community,” adding, “adjunct instructors often inform their instruction with real life professional expertise. Many do so enthusiastically for little financial compensation or institutional recognition.”

This is the second year for the award. The first year the award was presented to Gail Schenfisch, American Sign Language instructor at Casper College.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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