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Seven Outstanding Faculty Recognized with Endowed Teaching Chair Awards

Recipients receive $10,000 to assist with professional and classroom development

Fort Lauderdale, Fla (April 12, 2018) – Seven outstanding faculty members were recently honored with the 2018 Broward College Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair Awards, receiving a total of $70,000 in awards.

The program, now in its 27th year, is funded by businesses and donors who provide grants to fund one year of professional development and projects to improve classroom excellence and efficiency for deserving faculty. The awardees were selected following an in-depth review of their professional work by a panel of their peers.

"We are delighted to honor these seven exceptional faculty members whose dedication to educational excellence enriches the lives of our students and contributes to their success," said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. as he surprised each recipient during their classes. "The Endowed Teaching Awards are extremely meaningful as they are decided by faculty peers and supported by generous South Florida businesses and donors."

The 2018 Broward College Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair Award recipients:

  • Lidia Berbeci, Emil Buehler Endowed Teaching Chair  - Assistant Professor in the Physics Department, Broward College South Campus
  • Robert Gallagher, Southeast Banking Corp. Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair - Assistant Professor
      Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services Department, Broward College South Campus
  • Dyanne Martin, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair - Assistant Professor, English
    Department at Broward College North Campus
  • Lisa Rockford, A. Hugh Adams Endowed Teaching Chair - Assistant Professor Art Department, Broward College North Campus
  • Yvonne Simone, Wanda Thomas Endowed Teaching Chair - Instructor Cardio Department, Broward College North Campus 
  • Lynn Slossberg, Sun Sentinel Endowed Teaching Chair - Assistant Professor Business Department, Broward College South Campus
  • Jillian Wojcik, Stephen C. Barker Endowed Teaching Chair - Assistant Professor Behavior, Broward College Cypress Creek Admin Center 

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