Our Skyline College Academic Senate is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the last award in our yearly award cycle,  the Meyer Excellence in Teaching Award. This award seeks to honor and celebrate  excellence in the classroom—the primary criterion for this award. Other criteria include departmental participation, student activities beyond the classroom, and overall collegiality. The Meyer Award is an monetary award established by SMT faculty member, Professor Phil Meyer, to be given at the end of the academic year to a colleague who has been a full-time Skyline College faculty member for no more than five academic years. This prestigious award acknowledges the hard work of our full-time faculty colleagues in the beginning of their tenure at Skyline College. Since we did not award a Meyer Award recipient last year (…global pandemic), this year, eligible full-time faculty will include those from 2016.


Skyline Faculty Members Eligible for the Meyer Award
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Brianna Clay

Kim Davalos

Rika Yonemura-Fabian

Jarrod Feiner
Nicholas Langhoff
Soledad McCarthy

Regina Mitchell

Lucy Perez Jovel

Carlos Romero

Bianca Rowden-Quince

Cassidy Ryan

Gabriel Saucedo
Erinn Struss

Nicole Porter
Alberto Santellan Jessica Truglio Miranda Wang Kenyatta WeathersbyKim Saccio-Kent
Pia Walawalkar
Yancy Aquino
Lindsey Ayotte
Vincent Chandler
Perry Chen
Jing Folsom
Athena Nazario
Ame Maloney
Emily Hein
Janice Sapigao
Kenny Gonzalez
Katie Hern
Jenny Le
Andrea Fuentes
Mandy Lucas
Christina Shih
Beatriz Qura del Rio
Christopher Watters
Felicia Mazzi
Kolo Wamba
Shaun Perisho
Herlene Grace Beltran
Joseph Adams

Kathy Zarur


Nomination Specifics:

To nominate a faculty member for the Meyer Excellence in Teaching Award, refer to the list of eligible candidate above and submit the nomination form. Share how the nominee demonstrates “excellence in the classroom”, i.e. innovative teaching techniques, supporting students, excellence in other areas on/off campus, and overall collegiality.

Nominations are due by Monday, May 3rd and may be made by any administrator, faculty, or staff member of the Skyline College community.

The Professional Personnel Committee will review all of the applications received and make a recommendation to Academic Senate for the official Meyer Excellence in Teaching Award. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Bianca Rowden-Quince, Professional Personnel Committee Chair at rowdenquinceb@smccd.edu.

Article by Bianca Rowden-Quince

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