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Faculty Members Honored at Wilson College Academic Awards Ceremony

Posted: May 8, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College honored faculty members at its annual Academic Awards presentations held April 27 in the Brooks Science Complex.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
May 2, 2012
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3178
Email: cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College honored faculty members at its annual Academic Awards presentations held April 27 in the Brooks Science Complex.

Four faculty members received the Donald F. Bletz Awards for Teaching Excellence:

  • Senior Faculty Member — Two professors won the award this year: Paula Kellinger, professor of dance, and Ann O’Shallie, associate professor of equestrian studies and equine-facilitated therapeutics. Kellinger, who lives in Chambersburg and directs the Wilson College dance troupe, Orchesis, joined the college in 1989. O’Shallie, also of Chambersburg, began teaching at Wilson in 1997.
  • Junior Faculty Member — Tina Roles, instructor of veterinary medical technology. Roles, who is a 1996 graduate of Wilson College, lives in Hagerstown, Md., and began teaching at the college in 2000.
  • Adjunct Faculty Member — Denise Joyal, adjunct professor of ceramics. Joyal, who lives in Smithsburg, Md., has been teaching at Wilson since 2006.

Criteria for receiving the teaching award includes: using effective, creative and/or innovative teaching techniques; staying up to date within the discipline; inspiring students; outstanding performance in a variety of teaching responsibilities, and participating in leadership activities related to teaching.

In addition, two other awards were presented. The Assessment Excellence Award was given to Dr. Larry Shillock of Chambersburg, associate professor of English and assistant academic dean; and the Assessment Innovation Award went to Dr. Jill Hummer of Winchester, Va., assistant professor of political science.

For more information, contact Wilson College Manager of Media Relations Cathy Mentzer at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3178, or cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: May 8, 2012