Awards 2001-2002 | Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In
CGCC logo

 Marketing & Public Relations

2001-2002 Awards & Recognition

Scott Adamson, MIL Fellow

Congratulations to Scott Adamson, for being named one of the Maricopa Institute for Learning Fellows. Scott's proposal is to enhance student understanding of mathematical concepts through innovative writing projects.

The primary goal of the MIL Fellows Program is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. MIL Fellows follow a process of defining, implementing, documenting, and disseminating a project focused on student learning. This is a one year commitment that provides several experiences and opportunities for the Fellows to engage in scholarly thought, reflection, and dialogue about teaching and learning.


CGCC Office of Marketing and Public Relations Medallion Awards

The Marketing and Public Relations Department won several Medallion awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) western region conference held in Tucson in September 2000.

Two first place gold medals were awarded to the CGCC Marketing and PR Department, one for the high school viewbook design, and one for the college logo design.

A second place silver medal was awarded for the college's aviation brochure design, and a third place bronze medal for CGCC1s series of television commercials.

The Marketing and Public Relations Department will go on to submit these pieces for the national NCMPR Paragon Awards held in March 2001.


Maria Hesse named CGCC Woman of the Year

The Maricopa Women's Leadership Group affiliated with the American Association for Women in Community Colleges honored Dean Maria Hesse as CGCC Woman of the Year for 2000-2001 at an annual luncheon on April 11 at Mesa Community College.

As Dean of Instruction, Maria has developed an excellent rapport with the faculty and the administration. As a leader at Chandler-Gilbert she serves on numerous committees at the college and district level. Although serving on these committees is an aspect of her responsibilities as Dean of Instruction, she leads with enthusiasm and character. Her strength is the genuine interest she demonstrates in her service to the college.

Since Maria began as Dean of Instruction, Chandler-Gilbert has experienced significant growth in the number of students, faculty and staff. Maria has been a strong supporter of faculty in both the academic and occupational areas; new courses, programs and partnerships have been created under her guidance. Maria is visionary; providing both encouragement and resources for innovations and improvements in teaching and learning. She practices the marvelous art of finding "win-win" solutions through her strength in negotiation and consensus building. Her uncanny ability to find funding for special projects to support instruction is one particular aspect of her ingenuity.

Maria has been instrumental in the accreditation process of the college and has spear-headed the instructional planning process to be in symmetry with the institutional effectiveness and student outcomes assessment requested by the NCA commission.

Maria Hesse exemplifies the leadership of higher administration. She is genuine, honest, creative, approachable and caring. She is highly respected by the faculty and the administration at CGCC and deserves to be Chandler-Gilbert's Outstanding Woman of the Year.


Two Faculty Emeritus Awardees

Chuck Bedal and Ferne Zabezinski received the prestigious "Faculty Emeritus" award from MCCD this year. The Faculty Emeritus awards are given to residential faculty who have served the district (at any combination of the colleges) for more than twenty years.


Lisa Morse and Ricky Turner, First Team All-Arizona

Congratulations to Lisa Diane Morse and Rickey Turner for achieving first team All-Arizona. Both Lisa and Rickey were recognized at the 2001 All-Arizona Academic Recognition Luncheon at Mesa Community College on February 15th. They were each presented with a nice medallion and a check for $1000. Lisa and Rickey were also given a special proclamation with their names on it and signed by the governor.

Lisa Diane Morse will also be recognized on April 4-7th at the 81st AACC Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois for placing on the All-USA Academic Team (at which time this announcement can go to press). Lisa will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by USA TODAY.

Lisa was also selected as a CENTENNIAL SCHOLAR. To be chosen for this award, Lisa was on the All-USA Academic Team and was the highest scoring student in Arizona. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship funded by the Coca Cola Foundation.


Dr. Marsha Sederberg Fellowship Recipient

CGCC Biology Faculty member, Dr. Marsha Segerberg recently received a fellowship from the Arizona Biology Network. This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and will enable Segerberg to do research this summer at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix in the laboratory of Ron Lukas, Ph.D.

Segerberg's project will involve patch clamp electrophysiology in tumor cells genetically altered to express nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, the "signal-receiving" molecules in muscle and in p arts of the nervous system.


Scott Adamson receives AMATYC Award

Congratulations to Scott Adamson, Paula Cheslik, Anne Dudley, David Dudley, Teri Glaess, Karen Hay, Alan Jacobs, and Keith Worth as recipients of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges ( AMATYC) INPUT Award.

INPUT is an acronym for Innovative Progress Using Technology. AMATYC is a national organization of mathematics teachers and others interested in post secondary math education. The INPUT Award recognizes math texts and materials that embody the AMATYC Standards for Mathematics Education at the two year college level. The Maricopa Mathematics Modules authored by Adamson, et. al. are published by Houghton Mifflin Company.


Division Chair Melinda Rudibaugh receives Excellence Award

CGCC Math/Science Division Chair Melinda Rudibaugh was recently selected to receive the 2001 President's Medal for Team Excellence with Distinction.

Lattie Coor, president of Arizona State University said Rudibaugh's team, Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers, clearly displayed excellence in working together to improve the quality of instruction in science and mathematics courses.

The award was presented at the President's Recognition Ceremony on March 22.


CGCC Innovation of the Year

The CGCC Innovation of the Year 2001 was the Faculty Liaison Position in the Disability Resources and Services Office. Lois Bartholomew, Dean of Student Services , Jodi Richardson, Coordinator of Disability Resources and Services , and Dr. Scott Silberman, Psychology faculty were honored at a district-wide ceremony on April 24, 2001.

The Faculty Liaison position was created in order to improve services to CGCC students with disabilities. This position provides the crossover of employee groups needed to increase student success. The duties of this position are to open communications between Student Services, specifically the Disability Resources and Services Office (DRS), and the faculty, and help the DRS office determine reasonable accommodation.

This role improves the overall effectiveness of the DRS office on the CGCC campus by providing a service to its faculty to understand the uniqueness of the DRS office and students on the CGCC campus.

By having a faculty liaison, CGCC has found that miscommunication issues have decreased, acceptance of policy and government laws has increased, and overall understanding by faculty, staff, and administration of the issues faced by students with disabilities has soared.


Emerging Science and Mathematics Scholars Awards

The CGCC Science and Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the creation of the Emerging Science and Mathematics Scholar Program. This Awards Program is designed to honor students whose work has been exemplary in the pursuit of academic excellence. Because this caliber of work can only be described as outstanding, we want to acknowledge the students' success and praise their efforts. These students serve as an inspiration to others by encouraging other students who take developmental mathematics courses. Because of their success, many other students may see the potential for such success in themselves.


Rachel Hollingsworth District PSA President

Rachel Hollingsworth, a CGCC Fitness Center Technician, was recently voted in as the District Professional Staff Association (PSA) president.