Charry Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence Nominees
Welcome to IVCC's 2014 Stephen
Charry Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence webpage. The
purpose of this program is to recognize instructors and counselors for
outstanding service in teaching, leadership, professional development and
contributions to the College and community.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 finalists!
The Award recipients from three
previous years have reviewed and evaluated all nominations. They have
recommended seven candidates as finalists. The final step in the selection
process is for the full-time faculty and counselors to review and score the
Those eligible to evaluate
and score the nominations will receive an email from IVCC Human Resources
with a link to the appropriate web form. Scores are due by 2 p.m.
on Friday, February 7, 2014. (Nominations can
be read by clicking on each name below.)
Sue Caley Opsal
The namesake for this award, Dr. Stephen Charry,
was a respected history professor at IVCC from 1999 until his untimely death in
2008. Loved by faculty, staff, and students alike, Steve went beyond his
role as a faculty member. He served multiple terms as the faculty
union president, participated on and led numerous committees, and was very
involved in the community. He was a devoted father, husband, and
friend. Steve was a life-long learner and a great role model to his
students and his peers. His dedication to students and his passion for
teaching will live on in the many lives he touched while he was at IVCC.
He is fondly remembered by his family, friends, and colleagues as a scholar and
a true gentleman. Steve’s legacy at IVCC may have been short-lived, but
his devotion to faculty excellence will live on through the Stephen Charry
Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.
List of Previous Award Recipients