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Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence Recipients 

The 2012 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence AwardeeCallan Bentley, Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2012 Awardee

Callan Bentley
Assistant Professor of Geology
Northern Virginia Community College

Mr. Bentley received the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his expertise on the earthquake in August 2011. He was awarded the $5,000 check, an academic stole and medallion at the State Board for Community Colleges’ meeting in November 2012. An article from AnnandalePatch.com featuring Mr. Bentley and his work can be found here

Congratulations Callan! 


The 2011 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Awardee

Steve HuffSteve Huff, Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2011 Awardee
Associate Professor of Communication Design
Virginia Western Community College

Mr. Huff received the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He was awarded the $5,000 check, an academic stole and medallion at the State Board for Community Colleges’ meeting in November 2011. 

Congratulations Steve! 


The 2010 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Awardee

Brent KendrickBrent Kendrick, Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2010 Awardee
Professor of English
Lord Fairfax Community College

Brent Kendrick –  the son of a West Virginia coal miner and the first in his family to attend college – has received the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations Brent!

Brent uses many strategies to engage students, including giving them a wide range of learning options. In his literature classes students can demonstrate their understanding of a literary work by creating paintings, sculptures, and even videos. Appreciating the value of prompt feedback, he returns papers within a week, grades discussion board forums within two days of their closing, and gives each student personal feedback. He is the author of numerous books, a Phi Theta Kappa co-advisor, and a frequent collaborator with colleagues.

LFCC’s president, Cheryl Thompson-Stacy says, “I have worked with close to a thousand full-time faculty members during my career. Dr. Kendrick is one of the top (if not the top) faculty member who I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is one of the finest human beings I have ever met. He exemplifies professionalism, life-long learning and a positive relationship with everyone he works with, coupled with his true devotion to students and their education.”

Congratulations Brent!


The 2009 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Recipient

Kim HoosierKim Hoosier, Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2009 Awardee
Associate Professor of Sociology
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Ms. Hoosier has received the 2009 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.  She was awarded an academic stole and a $5,000 check at the State Board for Community Colleges’ meeting in November 2009. Congratulations, Kim!

On any given day, you might find her students: 1) providing a critical analysis of the movie “Antz” by viewing the film through the main three theories of sociology, or 2) writing an intellectually challenging research paper, or 3) conducting a “poverty project” in which those students pick one topic relating to poverty, conduct a literature review, and then live off a poverty budget for a week (that is $4.25 for food and drink for a day). As the interim coordinator for service learning she supervised the organization and implementation of a Refugee Community Day. She also advises the PVCC Volunteer Club and recently completed her Ph.D. in Sociology from UVA.

In the words of PVCC’s president, Frank Friedman, “Kim has received wide student acclaim for her intellectually demanding and stimulating classes. She has the ability to make sociology relevant, practical, entertaining, absorbing, and eye-opening. Her classes have become favorites among PVCC students due to the rapport she has with them.”

Congratulations, Kim!


The 2008 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Recipient

Martin D. ZahnMartin Zahn, Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2008 Awardee
Associate Professor of Biology
Thomas Nelson Community College

Mr. Zahn has received the 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He was awarded the $5,000 check, an academic stole and medallion at the State Board for Community Colleges’ meeting in November 2008. 

Congratulations, Marty!


The 2007 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Recipient

Dr. James O'Brien
Professor of Psychology
Tidewater Community College

Dr. O'Brien received the 2007 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He was awarded the $5,000 check, an academic stole and medallion at the State Board for Community Colleges’ meeting in November 2007. 

Congratulations, Jim!


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