MCC Speech Professor Wins Vice President's Award

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan.10, 2007) - Manatee Community College (MCC) speech Professor Luci Frith was chosen by Dr. John Rosen, vice president of academic affairs, as the recipient of the 2007 Vice President's Academic Excellence Award. She will be recognized along with other MCC faculty and staff members who will receive National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards at a 2007 conference to be held May 20 through 23 in Austin, Texas. Frith also won a NISOD award in 2001 and has presented workshops at the annual convention.

Winners of the vice president's award exemplify the qualities of teaching excellence, engage in collegewide activities, and have an extensive history of service to the institution. As the newest recipient, Frith will serve as mace bearer for graduation ceremonies during the 2007-08 academic year and address MCC's District Board of Trustees on "Why I Teach at a Community College."

Frith joined the MCC faculty in January of 1986 and teaches speech and intercultural humanities courses. In addition to serving on several key college committees, she was a faculty leader on a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education team that infused 21st century workplace skills into the college curriculum. Currently, she serves as advisor to the student newspaper.

"Luci has been an influential and hard-working faculty member who consistently exceeds expectations and serves as a model for others," said Rosen.

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