2017 Rosenthal Winners Announced

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

Casper College has released the names of the two winners of the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award for the 2016-2017 school year: Jeremy Burkett and Douglas Neubert, who each received $2500 in addition to the recognition.

Burkett, livestock judging coach and agriculture instructor, has been with the college since April 2009. “It is clear when you work with any of his team members that Dr. Burkett fosters in them a dedication to education and a sense of personal responsibility, which will be invaluable to his students as they enter the world beyond Casper College,” said Brandi Atnip, Casper College biology instructor.

“I like to refer to my time at Casper College as two of the best years of my life. I consider it a great privilege to have been taught and coached by Dr. Burkett and am very blessed to count his as a forever mentor and friend,” said 2014 Casper College graduate Katie Dodge.

Neubert began his teaching career at Casper College in July 2002 and is currently an instructor for and department chair of the respiratory therapy program. “Whenever I tell his students that Doug is my good friend, they always light up and tell me a story about how he has changed their lives,” noted Pete Van Houten, Casper College journalism instructor.

“His unique methods of demonstrating material which can be very tedious and dry helped me commit it to memory. He is an outstanding educator and mentor,” Casper College Respiratory Therapy graduate Will Hill Frederick 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. The salary and benefits committee selects the two recipients based on a points system. The award is based on the quality of the packet submitted as well as service to the community and Casper College.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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