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Earning Their Excellence In Teaching Awards

Kristen Linnartz
Staff Writer

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On Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Richard B. Campus Union, Sue Guyer, Michael Accordino and Robert Accorsi were awarded with the Excellence in Teaching Awards.

The Excellence in Teaching Award is given out every year to faculty members at Springfield College that have been nominated by their students and an awards decision committee. The awards consist of a plaque and a $250 grant.

“I was very humbled to receive the award, and it was such a wonderful honor. I started here at Springfield College in August of 1998,” said Accordino.

Accordino is a professor of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. In March of 2010 he won Outstanding Counselor Education Award and in February of 2003 he won the National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s New Career in Rehabilitation Education Award.

Guyer is an associate professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies and the clinical coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education. She has been a professor here since 2002 and received her doctorate degree in Physical Education in 2003. She has also won various awards, such as the Charles J. Redmond Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007.

Accorsi is an associate professor of Sport Management and Recreation. He is also a Springfield College alumni and received his Master’s degree from the school in 1980. He has been a part of the faculty since 1990. He has also received other awards such as the Springfield College Distinguished Professor of Humanics in 2009-2010.

Up to three members of the college are granted the Excellence in Teaching award every year. This award is a huge honor for faculty to receive here at Springfield College. Not only do they get the recognition of having won this award, but they also go down in the school’s history as one of these winners by being added to the list in the Union.

The recognition of this award amongst peers and faculty members is a great honor on campus. The accomplishments these three professors have done and the work they have put into the school makes them prime candidates. These professors are now among some of the best professors of Springfield College, and rightfully so.

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