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Excellence in Teaching Award

Rebecca Berger with CFCC President Jim Morton

2019 Marilyn Goodman Anderson Award Winner, Ms. Rebecca Berger with CFCC President Jim Morton

The Marilyn Goodman Anderson Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded annually to an outstanding faculty member at CFCC. This prestigious award recognizes all aspects of excellence in teaching that foster students’ lifelong learning and success.

Nominees must be current faculty members who have taught at least three years at CFCC. Nominees may be part-time or full-time, and instructors in all departments of the College are eligible for the recognition. Nominations are accepted in the spring semester, and the recipient of MGA award is announced each year at CFCC’s August In-Service. The recipient will receive a medallion to wear at official ceremonies and a one-time stipend of $2,000.

Submit Your Nominee

Timeline for 2020

  • Week of March 23 – Nominees will be notified and asked for supporting materials
  • April 24 – Supporting Materials are due

2020 MGA Nominees

Criteria for Nomination and Selection

The following aspects of teaching at Cape Fear Community College should be considered in the nomination and selection process:

  • Significant, positive impact on students lives
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Mastery of subject
  • Student perceptions of teaching

Supporting Materials

Nominees who choose to be considered must submit a portfolio of their material for review by the selection committee.  The portfolio should encompass material relevant to the Criteria for Nomination and Selection.  To facilitate the review process, the material must be presented in the following order and include:

  • A one-page copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae
  • A maximum of one-page personal narrative discussing teaching philosophy and methodology, etc
  • No more than three letters that speak to teaching excellence from students, faculty or staff
  • Syllabi or other relevant materials that demonstrate classroom effectiveness can be submitted
  • Department chairs must submit student evaluations for each nominee from the last three years.  Nominees are responsible for requesting the evaluations

If you have any questions, please call the Foundation Office at 910-362-7207.  Thank you.

Congratulations to previous Marilyn Goodman Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching recipients!

  • Rebecca Berger, Radiography Instructor, 2019
  • Peggy Lupton, Music Instructor, 2018
  • Jacqui Degan, Marine Technology, 2017
  • Laura Taylor, Mathematics Instructor, 2016
  • Bethaney Ferguson, Sociology Instructor, 2015
  • Bridget Floyd, English Instructor, 2014
  • Denise Hightower, Medical Office Administration Instructor, 2013
  • Stacey Tatum, Spanish Instructor, 2012
  • Phil “Dr. Rocks” Garwood, Geology Instructor, 2011
  • Jerry Duncan, Criminal Justice, 2010
  • Steve Beuth, Marine Technology, 2009
  • Joy Smoots, Biology Instructor, 2008
  • Jenna Call, English Instructor, 2007
  • Ben Billingsley, Art Instructor, 2006
  • David Fourqurean, Philosophy and Religion Instructor, 2005
  • Robert Sutton, Philosophy and Religion Instructor, 2004
  • Karen Brown, Communication Instructor, 2003
  • Cheryl Saba, English Instructor, 2002
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