4 AACC faculty members are honored by...


4 AACC faculty members are honored by students

Four Anne Arundel Community College faculty members received teaching excellence and adviser-of-the-year awards from students at the school's recent honor and awards ceremony.

The full-time faculty teaching excellence award went to psychology professor Ajaipal S. Gill of Millersville. "I find when I demand more of students, they don't get turned off -- they're more interested in learning," Gill said. "I tell them I'm learning dTC from them as well."

John R. Lovett of Annapolis, assistant professor of economics, earned the Rookie of the Year award, which recognizes faculty who have taught for less than three years at the college. Nominators said Lovett taps humor in class to capture their attention and make them feel comfortable.

The part-time teaching award went to Loraine L. Bright of Owings Mills, a teacher in AACC's paralegal studies department. Her practical illustrations from her work as a Baltimore public defender were praised. One student wrote, "Those real-life stories made her class so enjoyable."

Lyna P. Fitzgerald of Annapolis was selected as Student Association club adviser of the year. Fitzgerald coordinates recreation on campus and the academic dance program. "She goes out of her way to ensure all her students walk away with a sense of confidence and pride," said one student.

The full-time teaching award include s a $500 stipend, and the part-time award a $250 stipend.

Pub Date: 6/07/98

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