Two members of the College of Public Health community were honored with the college’s annual Excellence in Teaching and Employee of the Year awards.
Jeffrey Wing, assistant professor of epidemiology, was nominated by multiple students and applauded for his dedication to motivating students, celebrating their successes, and recognizing their strengths and abilities.
Among the comments made in the nominations:
- “Dr. Wing encourages students to take risks, explore new ideas and think critically about their work. By doing so, he helps his students to develop their confidence and self-esteem, which is essential for success both in and outside the classroom.”
- “Dr. Wing was not only committed to my academic success but also to my overall well-being. (His) efforts to support his students extend beyond the classroom. He takes a personal interest in their academic and professional pursuits and provides guidance and support along the way.
- “Dr. Wing goes above and beyond to provide his students with opportunities to engage in research projects, guiding them through the process of conducting research, analyzing data and writing up their findings. He also provides valuable mentorship to his students, helping them refine their writing and presentation skills and providing guidance on how to navigate the publication process.”
Joy Snow, an administrative assistant in the college, was honored as Employee of the Year. Those who nominated her praised Snow as consistently efficient, responsive and helpful.
- “Every interaction with Joy is brimming with kindness and warmth. She frequently visits others in the college to say hello and ask how their day is going. Those small moments and connections make people feel seen, valued and cared for.”
- “Joy’s generosity with her time, expertise and skill directly benefitted college’s recruitment goals and the student’s career and education goals. Her service orientation and inclusive approach to caring for our students is outstanding.”
- “Joy has repeatedly gone above and beyond in a variety of situations to support the college.”
Dean Amy Fairchild said she was delighted to see so many members of the college nominated by their colleagues and students this year.
“The nominations were so thoughtful and a wonderful reminder of how many stellar faculty and staff we have among us in the college,” she said.