2012 June 12 - 12:00 am


  • Delgado Community College (La.) announced that Terri Gonzales-Kreisman, professor of business and technology and coordinator of the legal secretary certificate program, was the 2012 recipient of the annual Seymour Weiss Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest honor the college bestows upon its faculty. Gonzales-Kreisman is using the monetary part of the award to participate in this year’s National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development teaching and leadership conference, held annually in Austin, Texas. She has taught at Delgado since 1985, coordinating the legal secretary certificate program and teaching a variety of courses including economics, management, business communication and marketing. In addition to her departmental contributions, she has been a volunteer worker in the Registrar’s Office, a moderator of the Enrollment Services Internet chat room, a developmental English instructor, an occupational therapy assistant program presenter and a member of the commencement and professional development committees. Gonzales-Kreisman holds a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of New Orleans and has state of Louisiana certification in educational evaluation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Known for wearing pink clothing when she gives a test, “Miss G” — her students’ nickname for her — points to the Italian heritage that is obscured by her hyphenated last name.

  • Shirley Gilbert has received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation (N.J.). RVCC President Casey Crabill and RVCC Foundation Board Member Elisabeth McConville presented the award to Gilbert at the RVCC Nursing Pinning Ceremony at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus. Gilbert graduated in 1973 from what was then the Somerset County College nursing program. At that time, she served as president of the Nurses Association. She organized the first capping and pinning ceremony and helped to design the pin for the nursing class of 1973. She also helped to organize the “Big Sister” mentoring program to help the freshmen class adjust to the demands of the nursing program. After graduating from RVCC, Gilbert began her career at Hunterdon Medical Center in the ICU/CCU unit and then pursued opportunities as a private duty nurse. During her career she expanded her RN license to include New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida.

  • The second-annual Achievement, Contribution and Excellence Awards were held May 18 at the Gamma Labs Conference Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The ACE Awards recognize exceptional Three Rivers College faculty and staff, and their accomplishments over the past academic year. College President Devin Stephenson awarded the President’s IMPACT trophy to the Facilities and Safety and Security Team, which includes Scott Wiggs, Michelle Madsen, Matt McGraw, Brian Newman, Andy Starnes, Eddie Redmond, Rob Tomlinson, Guy Nicholson, Mark Hopper and Bud Pinner. The award honors an individual or team who has made a significant impact on the college in the last year. Stephenson gave honorable mention to Amanda Reynolds of Academic Outreach and Davine Conover of the Student Success Division.
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