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Teaching Awards 2024

Dear Students and Faculty,

Thank you to all who participated in our nomination process for the Teaching Awards this year. We received over 250 nominations this year, which shows the degree to which excellence in teaching is recognized and appreciated.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the award winners:

The Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching goes to Scott PinkneyProfessor in Performing Arts, who has created the lighting for more than 450 productions in a career spanning more than 45 years. He “is a tireless student advocate. We couldn’t ask for a better mentor or professor, one who makes us feel supported in taking risks and following our dreams while steadying us and helping us on to the right track to realize them.”

The Alan L. Stanzler Award for Excellence in Teaching goes to Ellie Beargeon, Affiliated Faculty in the Marlboro Institute,  an Iraq War Veteran who served in the U.S. Army for six years before transitioning to a career in higher education.”She has an unrivaled ability to not only connect to her students on a personal level, but also to connect the course works to the lives of both herself and every person in the classroom.”

The Alumni Award for Teaching Innovation goes to Jae Williams, Senior Executive in Residence in Marketing Communication, a two-time alumnus of Emerson College, earning his bachelor’s degree in media production in 2008 and his master’s degree in integrated marketing communication in 2016, who students say “values setting his students up for success, not in a specific industry or field, but as professional human beings navigating the world.”

The process for selecting the winners involved collating your nominations and then review by the Deans’ Council, and consultation with the Gold Key Honor Society officers, the donors of the awards, and/or the Leadership Committee of the Alumni Board.

They will be receiving their awards at the Gold Key Society Induction Ceremony on April 3 at 4:00 PM in the Semel Theater. Please join me in congratulating them.

Sincerely,
Jan Roberts-Breslin
Interim Provost

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