Edison faculty receive teaching awards



PIQUA — Edison State Community College faculty members Herbert Head and Rick Roberts are recipients of the 2016 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the Southwestern Ohio Council for High Education (SOCHE). The instructors were honored at Faculty Excellence Awards luncheon on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Dayton Art Institute.

“There is no doubt to the amount of effort and expertise that these two faculty members contribute to the success of students and this is just one indication of that work,” said Dr. Paul Heintz Jr., interim vice president of Academic Affairs at Edison State. “I thank these gentlemen for everything they do to make Edison State a better place to learn and to work.”

Each year, SOCHE hosts a faculty awards banquet honoring excellence in teaching at member institutions. Edison State nominated award winners based on the institution’s criteria, with special consideration of demonstrated excellence and awards received throughout the past academic year.

Edison State faculty members joined colleagues from SOCHE’s 22-member institutions honored at the banquet including the Air Force Institute of Technology, the University of Dayton, Wittenberg University, and Wright State University.

Head, associate professor of biology, is an outstanding faculty whose extensive knowledge leads to greater success for his students and is a continual source of information for his coworkers. Professor Head has participated in a significant number of service activities at Edison State including numerous AQIP teams and committees, high school articulations, coordination of general studies courses, and curriculum advancement.

Roberts, associate professor of nursing, is an excellent faculty who is held in great regard by his students and fellow faculty. Professor Roberts has participated in a number of service activities including Academic Senate, program reviews, faculty mentor, nursing survey coordination, and various other activities.

Formed in 1967, SOCHE is a regional consortium of 20 colleges and universities in southwest Ohio. SOCHE is the collaborative infrastructure for higher education, helping colleges and universities transform their communities and economies through the education, employment, and engagement of more than 120,000 students in southwest Ohio. For more information about SOCHE visit www.soche.org.