The ACBSP accreditation emphasizes the importance of teaching excellence within the classroom, which was another cause for celebration at the Salute to Regions Luncheon held during the ACBSP Conference 2016. A total of 17 business faculty members from ACBSP member institutions were recognized for achieving excellence in teaching, seven of which were from associate degree institutions.
The regional recipients of the 2016 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award were called to the stage, where they each received a medallion and a $250 check from Dewayne Thompson, Chair, Board of Directors (2016-17).
Additionally, Dennis Sullivan from the Community College of Baltimore was selected as the 2016 International Teaching Excellence Award winner. Sullivan received a crystal award, along with a $500 check.
“I feel very humbled to be included among such a dedicated and innovative group of educators, who are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students. It really is an honor to receive this award.”
Rosemarie Carmer, Business Studies Department Chair at the Community College of Baltimore County, who recommended Sullivan for the award wrote: “Dennis Sullivan has developed and implemented a wide array of innovative teaching practices that incorporate current developments in the discipline. Dennis goes beyond his contractual obligations to meet with students… and readily pursues new challenges and responsibilities. We are pleased to have someone with Professor Sullivan’s background, experience, and positive energy.”
Congratulations once again to the regional and international Teaching Excellence Award recipients for the associate degree category. To learn more about the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award, visit acbsp.org/excellence. Look for the official call for applications for the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award to be made available in October.