College Celebrates Outstanding SCI Faculty at Awards Celebration
Members of the School of Computing Instruction (SCI) community were honored at the College of Computing’s 32nd Annual Awards Celebration on Thursday.
This celebration honors the college’s faculty and staff for their academic, research, and professional contributions each spring.
SCI lecturer Ronnie Howard received the William D. “Bill” Leahy Jr. Outstanding Instructor Award. He was nominated by SCI Associate Chair Mary Hudachek-Buswell.
“Ronnie has been a valuable member of the computing instruction group. The students all follow him and look to him for guidance,” Hudachek-Buswell said.
The Monica Sweat Outstanding Lecturer in External Engagement Award went to SCI Inaugural Chair Olufisayo Omojokun. He was nominated by SCI Senior Lecturer Melinda McDaniel.
“The excellence he has shown in building the School of Computing Instruction and serving as its founding chair is setting the standard in computing education for the rest of the world,” McDaniel said.
Executive Director of OMSCS and Online Education David Joyner as well as SCI lecturer Max Mahdi Roozbahani received institute awards. Joyner was honored with the Outstanding Professional Education Award.
Roozbahani received the Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award.
College of Computing Dean Charles Isbell presented the awards and highlighted this year’s achievements, including the creation of the School of Computing Instruction saying it was “long past due.”
A complete list of this year’s college winners can be found here.
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