Wilson College honors faculty

June 15, 2011
  • Christine Mayer, program manager for the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, was the Wilson College adjunct faculty member who received the Bletz Award.
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College honored faculty members at its annual Academic Awards Banquet held April 15 in Jensen Dining Hall.

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

 Senior faculty member — Melanie Gregg, associate professor of French and chairwoman of the foreign languages department. She lives in Carlisle, Pa., and began teaching at Wilson in 1999.

 Junior faculty member — Two professors won the award this year: Aimee-Marie Dorsten, associate professor of mass communications, who lives in Chambersburg and joined the Wilson faculty in 2007; and Laura Altfeld, assistant professor of biology, also of Chambersburg. She has been teaching at Wilson since 2008.

 Adjunct faculty member — Christine Mayer, program manager for the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living. Mayer, who lives in Shippensburg, Pa., and joined Wilson in 2007, teaches in the environmental studies department.

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.

The Assessment Excellence Award was given to Beverly Ayers-Nachamkin of Chambersburg, professor of psychology; and the Assessment Innovation Award went to Donald Kelley of Chambersburg, associate professor of computer science/management information systems.

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