PIQUA — Edison State Community College faculty members Sandra Streitenberger and Dustin Wenrich have been named recipients of the 2018 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the Southwestern Ohio Council for High Education (SOCHE). The instructors were honored at the Faculty Excellence Awards luncheon on Nov. 2, at the Dayton Art Institute.
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 23 member institutions honored at the banquet including the Air Force Institute of Technology, the University of Dayton, Wittenberg University, and Wright State University.
“We are so proud that Professor Sandra Streitenberger and Professor Dustin Wenrich have been recognized as Faculty Excellence Award winners through the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education,” said Edison State Provost Chris Spradlin.
“They are truly excellent in the classroom, and their dedication to helping students succeed is second to none. Sandra and Dustin also put in many extra hours serving the college by leading initiatives, chairing committees, and attending events. We can’t thank them enough for all that they do for their students and their colleagues at Edison State.”
Sandra Streitenberger, associate professor of accounting, was nominated based on her outstanding professional, mentor, teacher and colleague, but she should be viewed first as an outstanding educational leader. Streitenberger has been among the most visible proponents of Edison’s STEMM event for young women and has been out in front as a champion and role model to emulate. She has served as an extraordinary example to senior professionals, as well as an inspiration to development staff at the beginning of their careers.
Dustin Wenrich, assistant professor of English, was nominated because he is held in great regard by students and fellow faculty. He has served as Edison State Education Association president for a number of years and advises Edison State’s Student Senate. Furthermore, he contributes to a number of English department activities and is always willing to help when the occasion arises or when fellow faculty members need advice. Wenrich is truly an outstanding member of the Edison State family.
Formed in 1967, SOCHE is a regional consortium of 23 colleges and universities in southwest Ohio to promote educated, employed, and engaged citizens. SOCHE is the trusted and recognized regional leader for higher collaboration, working with college and universities to transform their communities and economies through the education, employment, and engagement of nearly 200,000 students in southwest Ohio. For more information about SOCHE, visit www.soche.org.