PSC Faculty and Staff Members Recognized with John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards [09/12/2016]
Three Prairie State College (PSC) faculty members and one staff member recently were honored with John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards, presented by The League for Innovation in the Community College (the League). The honorees were recognized during the August meeting of the PSC Board of Trustees.
Honored were Associate Professor Georgia Karras, industrial electricity; Assistant Professor Julie Wedster, surgical technology; Assistant Professor Martin Wolfe, industrial mechanics; and Shannon Word, personal counselor and chair, counseling and academic advising.
In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards in 2012. These awards are open to League Alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Recipients are recognized in a series of activities and promotions, and honored at special events at the League’s Innovations conference each spring.
The awards were named for Dr. John E. and Dr. Suanne D. Roueche, leaders in the community college field and early proponents of the idea that teachers have major responsibility for how well students perform in the classroom.
“We are very proud of these individuals for their accomplishments in teaching and leadership, and are fortunate to have them as part of the PSC family,” said PSC President Dr. Terri Winfree. “Each is very deserving of this special recognition, and we thank the League for honoring them in this way.”