Six Miami Dade College Professors to Receive Highest Faculty Honor
Miami, July 29, 2009 -
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Endowed Teaching Chairs (ETC) program, the college’s most significant faculty recognition, will honor six professors who have demonstrated a lasting commitment to MDC’s mission at a reception Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 7 p.m. MDC’s ETC is a special program recognized as setting the trend for many colleges across the nation. Before it, similar programs were mainly housed at traditional four year institutions.
The distinguished faculty members were selected by a committee of their peers who reviewed several factors, including effective teaching strategies, professional growth, and making student learning a priority during the selection process. Each honored professor receives an annual stipend of $7,500 over the course of three years. This year’s group joins nearly 300 endowed chair recipients since 1992.
“Our faculty is the bedrock of Miami Dade College and the finest in the nation. That’s why our honorees are the best of the best,” said Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, MDC’s president.
The 2009 Endowed Teaching Chairs:
Alina Coronel, M.S. - South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union Endowed Teaching Chair
Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Kendall Campus
6 years at MDC
Michael Di Liddo, D.M. - The Dr. Ruth Wolkowsky Greenfield Endowed Teaching Chair in Music
Professor, Arts and Philosophy, Wolfson Campus
11 years at MDC
Alex Gancedo, J.D. - The Peter Masiko Jr./Miami Jai Alai Endowed Teaching Chair
Professor, Social Sciences, Hialeah Campus
18 years at MDC
Eugene “Gene” Greco, Ph.D. - The Spillis Candela & Partners Endowed Teaching Chair
Professor, Music, Kendall Campus
24 years at MDC
Christopher Rogers, Ph.D. - The Bank of America Endowed Teaching Chair
Professor, Business, Kendall Campus
30 years at MDC
Richard Rose, D.M.A. - The Sylvan E. Meyers Endowed Teaching Chair
Professor, Music and Music Business, Kendall Campus
21 years at MDC
For more information on the Endowed Teaching Chair Program, please contact Elizabeth Mitrani Rapps at 305-237-3798, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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