Three East and Winter Park Professors Named 2016 Roueche Excellence Award Winners

A message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses

The 2016 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award winners were recently named, including Professor of Mathematics Jolene Rhodes from the East Campus, along with Professor of English Ilyse Kusnetz and Professor of Speech Suzette Dohany from the Winter Park Campus. Jolene, Ilyse and Suzette will be recognized in a series of activities and promotions and honored at special events during the 2016 Innovations Conference held Sunday, March 20 – Wednesday, March 23 in Chicago.

The John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards are open to League for Innovation in the Community College alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions in improving student learning and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

Jolene has shown unending dedication to her profession, her colleagues and her students, including creating a course that combined and integrated intermediate and college algebra, developing and creating her own course materials and training other faculty members to teach the course and help test the materials.

Based on her advancement of innovation and creativity in Winter Park Campus and collegewide projects and her expertise in the English discipline, specifically in the area of creative writing, Ilyse has exemplified a love of literature, has created opportunities for students to participate in readings by a vast array of poets and writers and was instrumental in creating the inaugural Winter Park Writers Festival.

Suzette has made innovative and creative contributions to the Winter Park Campus and her leadership in divisional, campus and collegewide work, namely being instrumental to the creation and programs of the Global Citizenship track for the Honors Program, as well as serving as the president of the Collegewide Faculty Association.

Congratulations Jolene, Ilyse and Suzette.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

    Congratulations to the 2018-2019 John and Suanne Roueche...

    Congratulations to Valencia’s eight outstanding 2018-2019 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award recipients. The John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards are open to League for Innovation in the Community College alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions in improving student learning and leadership by community college faculty and staff. This year’s recipients are: East Region: Vasudha Sharma, professor, chemistry: Described […]

    Ilyse Kusnetz Writers Festival Pays Tribute to...

    A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses  The second annual Ilyse Kusnetz Writing Festival held at Winter Park Campus on Thursday, October 18, 2018, paid tribute to the tradition of celebrating writers of prose and poetry begun by Ilyse Kusnetz, founder of the festival, who passed away in 2016. This year’s festival […]