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The university appreciates and acknowledges the dedication and hard work of faculty and advisors to foster student success. The Excellence in Advising and Excellence in Teaching Awards is a means for students to nomnate faculty and advisors to receive official recognition at the annual Fall Teaching Workshop.

Access nomination forms for the Excellence in Advising, Outstanding Student, and Excellence in Teaching Awards.
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At each years Fall Faculty Conference the Teaching and Advising Award winners are announced and honored.  A summary of all Teaching Award winners can be found here.  A summary of all Advising Award can be found here (coming soon). 

Current Advisors and Faculty Award Recipients:

2012-2013

Jeanne Grant, North Saint Paul, Associate Professor, History, College of Arts and Sciences, received the Excellence in Teaching Award.  Grant joined the university faculty in 2008 and teaches world and European history and researches Central Europe during the early modern period.  She has been published extensively in the area.  Grant has a BA in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and an MA and PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Ruth Staus, Maplewood, Associate Professor, Nursing, received the Excellence in Teaching Award.  Staus started at Metropolitan State as a community faculty member in 2004 and became a full-time tenure-track faculty in 2007.  She teaches many courses in geriatric nursing and is a founding member of the Edgerton Wellness Center and the Love Grows Here Wellness Center, both of which serve diverse local populations.  She has a BAN from Metropolitan State, a MSN from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and a DNP from Metropolitan State.

Sara Lenertz, Minneapolis, Community Faculty, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, received the Excellence in Teaching Award.  Lenertz joined the university community faculty in 2003.  She has a BA in mathematics and a BS and an MA in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

Juan Rangel, West Saint Paul, full time academic advisor from the Department of Psychology, received the Carol C. Ryan Excellence in Advising Award, the university's top advising honor.  Rangel started advising in the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in 2005.  He also advised psychology students since 2010.  Rangel has a BA in sociology from the University of Texas-Austin and has pursued graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Stout.

Carol Lacey, Shoreview, associate professor, College of Individualized Studies, received the Carol C. Ryan Excellence in Advising Award, the university's top advising honor.  Lacey first worked for Metropolitan State in 1974 as a community faculty member and was appointed as a CIS faculty member in 2012.  She teaches CIS courses and advises students in the individualized baccalaureate degree program.  Lacey has VA degrees in English, music and German from Concordia College, Moorhead; and an MA in journalism and political science and a PhD in American studies, both from the University of Minnesota.


Metropolitan State University Emeriti Faculty

On April 14, 2007 The Center for Teaching and Learning unveiled a plaque in recognition and honor of the faculty who have reached emeriti status. Their dedication and contributions to the university community have not gone unnoticed.

The plaque hangs at the entrance of the Founders Hall Auditorium on the Saint Paul Campus.
 

Year Awarded Emeriti Faculty
2013 Tim Erickson, Alice Magnuson, Suzanne Narayan, Hameed Nezhad, Tom O'Connell, Susan Spring Shumer, Ellen Schultz, and Kathy Wellington
2012 Grover Cleveland, Jeanne Cornish, Adela Peskorz, Lorene Wedking
2011 John Burton, Marilyn Loen
2010 Donald Bibeau, Deborah Bushway, Kenneth Zap
2009 Bob Fox, Dennis Daly, Sharon Rice Vaughan, Martha Sofio and Ron Salzberger
2008 Mary Brekke
2007 Rosalyn Rubin
2006 Mary Dressel and Mel Henderson
2005 Marilyn Vigil
2004 Chet Meyers
2003 Mary Martin and Anne Webb
2001 Beverly Ferguson, Miriam Meyers and Fancher Wolfe
2000 Colleen Coghlan and Carol Holmberg
1999 Jeff Levy, Piers Lewis and Carol Ryan


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