Casper College 2022-2023 end-of-year honorees named
Nine Casper College employees were recognized with 2022-2023 year-end honors during the college’s annual retirement and recognition reception.
Nina Stairs, office assistant in the Casper College School of Health Science, was recognized with the Robert O. Durst Classified Staff Award. The award is designed to recognize a classified staff member who demonstrates an outstanding service reputation in their job performance, knowledge, effectiveness, character, communication, cooperation, judgment, and interactions.
The Judith Bailey Scully Award recipient was Jared Bowden, physics instructor. Established by Casper College Alumnus Marlan O. Scully in honor of his wife Judith, the award recognizes faculty who demonstrate academic excellence as characterized by Judith’s outstanding accomplishments as a Casper College and University of Wyoming student.
There are two Shanklin awards named for longtime Casper College Emeritus psychology instructor Garth Shanklin. The awards promote recognition of full-time and part-time Casper College teaching faculty who display exceptional commitment to teaching and have made significant collegial contributions to the college. The Shanklin Faculty Leadership Excellence Award winner was Valerie Innella Maiers, visual arts instructor; the Shanklin Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award winner was Aleczandra McAulay, adjunct instructor.
Jake McIntyre, mathematics instructor, and Dino Madsen, medical lab technology instructor, were both recognized with the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award. To be chosen for the award, the recipient must possess the qualities of an outstanding educator, document participation in professional organizations and/or activities, and take an active role in the community and/or out-of-school cultural activities.
Chad Hanson, sociology instructor, was named the Phi Theta Kappa Terrific Learning Coach of the Year. The award recognizes the instructor who has made a difference in Casper College students’ educational careers.
A new award, the Kim Byrd Service to Students Award, went to Brandon Kosine, vice president for academic affairs. Last year, the Casper College Student Senate created the monthly Service to Students Award to recognize the outstanding work Casper College nonfaculty employees do to support students and help them become successful. From that list of monthly winners, the student senate chooses a yearly winner.
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