Faculty Recognized at 23rd Annual Student Leadership Awards Dinner

Apr. 20, 2016

Faculty Recognized at 23rd Annual Student Leadership Awards Dinner
Guterman, Turner and Goedereis received the Learning Happens Everywhere award in recognition of their exemplary collaboration with Student Affairs.

The 23rd Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, April 17, in Grant Gymnasium, with over 170 in attendance, including students and their guests, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni.

The Learning Happens Everywhere award was presented to faculty members Eric Goedereis, Gad Guterman and Paaige Turner, in recognition of their exemplary collaboration with Student Affairs professionals by:

  • Preparing students exceptionally well for life beyond Webster University,
  • Facilitating powerful learning experiences beyond the classroom, and/or
  • Engaging in retention-related activities and initiatives

Prior recipients include Noriko Yuasa, Dottie Marshall Englis, Bruce Umbaugh, Larry Baden, Bob Chamberlin and JB Kwon.

Eric Goedereis, assistant professor of Psychology and co-chair of the Institutional Review Board, College of Arts & Sciences

Goedereis was recognized for his efforts working closely for many years with Student Affairs staff and students to facilitate powerful learning experiences beyond the classroom and to foster student success and retention. Examples include:

  • Teaching a course in a learning community
  • Speaking at events like Admitted Student Day
  • Serving on the student leadership awards selection committee
  • Serving as a student organization advisor
  • Partnering with student affairs staff on retention initiatives

Gad Guterman, assistant professor of Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Guterman was recognized for his efforts working for several years with Student Affairs to facilitate powerful learning experiences beyond the classroom and to foster student success and retention. Examples include:

  • Serving on student affairs search committees
  • Working with Campus Activities and moderating the Spike Lee event
  • Working on partnerships between The First-Year Experience program, the First Year Seminars, and the Dramaturgy program
  • Partnering with student affairs staff on retention initiatives and student research projects

Paaige Turner, associate dean and faculty, School of Communications

Turner was recognized for her efforts in working very closely in partnership with Student Affairs to facilitate powerful learning experiences beyond the classroom and to foster student success and retention. Examples include:

  • Serving as chair of the Sexual Offense Hearing Board
  • Working with student affairs staff on numerous collaborations, including learning communities and retention initiatives
  • Serving on the Delegates’ Agenda program review committee

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