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Honors & AWARDS.

Dr. Lynn M. Disbrow, an associate professor of communication arts at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, has been named teacher of the year by the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges. She has taught at Sinclair since 1993.

The work of Leona Sophocles, an art instructor at Colorado Mountain College, is featured in an exhibition alongside 31 faculty artists from around the country at the American Council on Education headquarters in Washington, D.C. The work was selected earlier this year by ACE to help celebrate the organization's academic heritage and character.

Nancy Bredemeyer, an associate professor of interior design at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Fla., recently received national recognition as the faculty advisor of the year from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Bredemeyer, who chairs IRCC's interior design technology department, is the faculty advisor of the ASID Student Chapter of IRCC and was nominated by her students for her support of their professional development. Bredemeyer holds an associate's degree from Miami-Dade Community College and bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida State University. She is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at Florida University.

Professors Diane Poupolo, Michael Poupolo and Paula Veluto of Boston's Bunker Hill Community College recently presented workshops at the League for Innovation Computer Information Technology Conference. The workshops were titled, "Community Colleges and High School Partnerships: It's More Than Articulation," and "Certification or Education: Can Two-Year Colleges Handle Both?"

Spike Holmes, and instructor from State University of New York-Morrisville, was one of 10 people selected to judge the 2000 National Reining Horse Association Futurity. Holmes has been an instructor at SUNY since 1989, and he coordinates the college's stock-seat riding program. An active participation in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, he was recently awarded that group's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Harry Senn, an instructor in the diesel equipment technology department at Texas State Technical College, is the first educator in the nation to pass the Master Instructor Exam by Briggs & Stratton. The exam is part of a comprehensive certification process that requires several courses and requirements to become a Briggs & Stratton Trainer.

Dr. Silvea E. Thomas, an instructor at Kingsborough Community College in New York, recently was re-elected president of the greater New York chapter of the Society for Public Health Education.

Dr. Mary Ann Fritz, of the nursing department at South Florida Community College, was presented with an honorary lifetime membership in the Florida Nursing Students Association in recognition of her encouragement and support of student involvement in professional organizations.
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Author:Adams, Arwen
Publication:Community College Week
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Date:Jan 22, 2001
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