Beverly Amer, principal lecturer, receives award recognitions

Posted: Sunday, April 28th 2013 at 4:51 PM

From NAU News, posted April 25, 2013. Full story HERE.

"Faculty known for their commitment to students and to the university received awards during a ceremony at the High Country Conference Center on April 24, [2013].

Beverly Amer, principal lecturer for The W.A. Franke College of Business, received the President’s Award for Faculty and Academic Professionals from NAU President John Haeger. She was singled out to receive the award for her exemplary contributions to the NAU mission in at least three categories: creativity in teaching, creative use of technology, advising, assessment, recruitment/retention, collaborative research, diversity and service.

Amer also received the first University College Liberal Studies Faculty Excellence Award."

When asked about the latter award, Amer shared this insight into its background.

"The first annual University College Liberal Studies Faculty Excellence Award is given for courses in Liberal Studies that are under the purview of University College, focusing on excellence in the course in reaching students and achieving student success and retention. Our efforts in the College of Business in CIS 120 have been focused for a number of years on providing an environment that helps support student success and retention because we know that if we can't retain them, they never progress to their next semester, the sophomore year, and they never become graduates. So, focusing on the freshmen year in particular is of huge importance to the University. Liberal studies curriculum plays a big part in it."

At this same recognition event, Haeger and Laura Huenneke, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, presented more than 50 awards, including faculty promotions, to those who demonstrate excellence in their profession throughout the year.

A complete list of FCB awards and promotions is HERE. Full NAU News story is HERE.

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