2021-22 Faculty and Staff Excellence Award Recipients Announced
Dean Angela Spalsbury invited faculty, staff, and students to nominate Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center full-time and part-time faculty members as well as a staff member to be selected for the Spring 2022 Excellence Awards.
The faculty award recognizes the importance of superior teaching and encourages teaching achievement. The staff award is equally important but emphasizes an employee who supports the day-to-day operations of the two-site campus and the Student's First priority.
Dean Spalsbury is thrilled to announce the Spring 2022 Excellence Award recipients:
Faculty Excellence Award: Dr. Sanhita Gupta, Biological Sciences (full-time); and Timothy Bowens, Middle Childhood Education (part-time).
Staff Excellence Award: Susan Mark-Sracic, Counseling Specialist
The Staff Excellence Award winner—Susan Mark-Sracic—is the Twinsburg Academic Center's Counseling Specialist. Sue's position is integral for our students' success: She encourages and welcomes private conversations with students regarding their mental health and empowers students to improve themselves both personally and academically. Sue also oversees the Wellness Club, has fostered relationships with area food banks to offer free food to students in need, and has created study groups to help students succeed.
The awardees were recognized at the Commencement Ceremony held at Parkside Church on Friday, May 13, 2022. Join us in congratulating these three very deserving excellence award recipients!