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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students encourages, supports and recognizes superior teaching and service to students at Quinnipiac. The center serves as an important vehicle in helping the University to achieve its educational mission, consistent with its three core values: high quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a sense of community.

What We Do

The center sponsors a variety of professional development programs and activities using its own role models and expertise within the faculty and staff, as well as external consultants and experts. The center sponsors workshops and seminars throughout the year, conducts student, faculty and staff surveys, and hosts special recognition events.

The work of the center is intended to supplement, not supplant or duplicate, the many excellent professional development initiatives and programs that are sponsored and supported each year in all areas of the University. The center gives institution-wide recognition and validation to these activities and the offices that sponsor them. The center is supported through the President's Office and is guided by a rotating Board of Directors consisting of representatives from the faculty, staff and students.    

2017 Honorees

The Excellence in Teaching Award

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Margarita Diaz

Associate professor and chair of journalism

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Courtney McGinnis

Associate professor of biology

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Kiku Jones

Associate professor of computer information services

The Excellence in Service to Students Award

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Nick Yoia

Associate vice president and director of financial aid

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Anna Gilmore

Director of prehealth advising

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Stephen Allegretto

Assistant controller