Two SAP Faculty Win Teaching and Outreach Awards
Big news and congratulations to Dr. Eric Bates and Dr. Nicole Grant!
Yesterday it was announced that NKU anthropology professor Dr. Thomas Eric Bates has won this year’s prestigious NKU Part-time Faculty Excellence in Instruction Award. The award recognizes and rewards outstanding classroom instruction and contributions to the learning environment by an NKU part-time faculty member. There were four criteria: 1) classroom teaching; 2) contributions to the learning environment; 3) contributions to the program or department; and 4) strength of the nominating letters and personal statement.
Dr. Nicole Grant was awarded the Faculty Excellence in Outreach and Engagement prize. This award recognized Dr. Grant's amazing level of continual work, for 11 years and running, in a program that connects students with Native Americans at the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservation. NKU students who participate in this program experience hands-on service learning and gain an understanding of real world problems through meaningful interactions the Pine Ridge community. Dr. Grant is also the faculty advisor for the Kiksuya, a student organization dedicated to service and outreach to Native American communities. During Dr. Grant's summer program students live and work with the residents and participate in a variety of tasks including, cleaning and repairing homes, new construction projects, organic gardening, and working in youth centers.