In an annual tradition that includes words of wisdom from an esteemed teacher and recognition of members of the community who serve as mentors, teachers and advisors, the 16th annual Educational Recognition Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 8.
Richard Glew, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems, who was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching at Convocation in September, will deliver The Last Lecture called “Microbes and Mentors.” In describing Dr. Glew, Chancellor Collins called him “an effective, spontaneous, indelible, dynamic, faithful and charismatic teacher who is viewed as a wise and enthusiastic role model and mentor.”
Prior to The Last Lecture, 26 faculty members from all three schools will be recognized for their contributions to the academic life of UMass Worcester. Awards will be presented by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for contributions to graduate education, curricular development, student professional advancement, lecture and classroom settings and student development. The Graduate School of Nursing will recognize faculty members for contributions to graduate nursing education and excellence in teaching. In addition to recognizing faculty for excellence in undergraduate medical education, the School of Medicine will recognize a patient as a teacher.
The Educational Recognition Awards ceremony will take place in the Albert Sherman Center Auditorium on the second floor from 4 to 6 p.m.