Columbus State Community College, recently ranked the third largest educational institute in Ohio, recently honored teachers and staff. As in years past, we had the opportunity to photograph the recipients, whose photos are reproduced onto six-foot high banners and displayed on campus throughout the academic year.
Through photilation, a technique of merging images with computer produced graphics, each recipient is portrayed will a background that illustrates their field of expertise.
Four outstanding faculty members garnered the 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award and a staff member was named Employee of the Year at Columbus State’s annual Employee Celebration, held June 5 at Confluence Park.
The Distinguished Teaching Awards are given to faculty nominated by their students, following a classroom evaluation by a committee of master teachers. This year the awards went to Leslie Smith, professor in Mathematics; Julie Molnar, professor in Modern Languages; Gene Strickland, instructor of Integrated Media and Technology and Sudha Kolathu Parambil, adjunct faculty member in Mathematics.
The Employee of the Year is James Stafford, network application programmer in Information Technology.
Service Awards for employees reaching five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five and thirty years of service to the college were also given. Adjunct faculty and part-time employees with equivalent service in quarters were also recognized.
More than 500 attended the event, which featured dinner and dancing.