SPJ is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award as well as the Student of the Year Award.
FOR TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The Teacher of the Year award recognizes outstanding work in the classroom and continued service to the profession, for his/her talents as a teacher, mentor and journalist.
Past winners are…
2012: SANDY PADWE [not eligible]
2011: KEVIN COYNE [not eligible]
2010: MICHAEL SHAPIRO [not eligible]
2009: PAULA SPAN [not eligible]
2008: BRUCE PORTER [not eligible]
2007: ROBIN REISIG [not eligible]
2006: RICHARD WALD
2005: JAMES W. CAREY
2004: KEVIN COYNE
2003: DAVID KLATELL
2002: LYNNELL HANCOCK
2001: MARGUERITE HOLLOWAY
2000: SANDY PADWE
1999: MICHAEL SHAPIRO
1998: SIG GISSLER
1997: SAMUEL FREEDMAN
ELIGIBLITY: Any professor at the Journalism School is eligible, EXCEPT of the winners from the last
six years so recipients from 2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 can NOT receive this year’s award.
Preference will be given to full-time faculty and visiting professors who have made a real commitment of their time to the school and the students.
You may nominate ONE person for consideration by the SPJ Board. Please fill in the ballot below and write no more than 100 words with the reason you are nominating this professor — bullet points are OK.
Provide specific examples of this person’s qualities — teaching AS WELL AS service to the profession.
FOR STUDENT OF THE YEAR
The Student of the Year award recognizes dedication in academic work AND student activities. A student whose energy and talent make him or her an example of a superior Columbia Journalism School graduate. Someone who has helped make the year better for his/her class.
Only students graduating in May 2013 (full-time or part-time) can be nominated BUT all students can participate in the nomination process.
As in every year, the class president (this year it’s Kimberly Brooks) is NOT eligible for this award.
Please write the reasons you are nominating this student. 100 words max — bullet points are OK.
Both awards are NOT a popular vote. You are suggesting names for the SPJ Board to consider.
DEADLINE: Monday, May 13 at MIDNIGHT
Winner announced at the Boat Cruise on Monday, May 19, 2013.
Questions about the awards: Rebecca Castillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Many of the nominations are eloquent and compelling — but only the eventual winner knows he/she was even nominated. You will receive a copy of your input via e-mail after you finish filling in the form. Please consider sending a copy to your nominee so that he/she knows you appreciate him/her.
HOW TO VOTE: Fill out your ballot at: http://www.formsite.com/columbiaspj/teacher/index.html