Congratulations to Professor Deborah Becker who was presented the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the Association of Florida College’s International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Orlando April 6.
Professor Becker is an associate professor in the Associate Degree Nursing program. Her innovative spirit and desire to create evidence-based learning activities were cited as contributing to the establishment of a state-of-the art simulation program. Becker was recently selected as one of 20 individuals nationwide to participate in the National League for Nursing’s Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, a year-long fellowship that will further strengthen her knowledge of simulation, translating into exceptional experiences for health sciences students.
The Boyer Award, which includes a $4,000 check to the winner, is named in honor of the late Ernest L. Boyer, former Chancellor of the State University of New York and United States Commissioner of Education. Persons nominated for the Boyer Award must have made contributions with broad, significantly positive effects on student learning, motivation and creativity beyond their own departments and institutions.