Five from SCF Receive National Excellence Awards

(Bradenton, Fla., July 5, 2010) - Five National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award recipients from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) were recognized at the 2010 International Institute Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held in Austin, Texas, in May. SCF recipients are David Auxier, director of Workforce Solutions; Dr. Sheri Chejlyk, associate professor, social and behavioral sciences; Dr. Jane Duke, associate professor, language and literature; Dr. Douglas Ford, associate professor, language and literature; and Dr. Cyndi Reynolds, special assistant to the president for State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS).

Reynolds also was selected by Dr. Jack Crocker, vice president of academic quality and success, as the recipient of SCF's annual Vice President's Academic Excellence Award. Recipients of that award exemplify the qualities of teaching excellence, engage in collegewide activities, and have an extensive history of service to the institution.

Reynolds joined the faculty in 1988 as program manager for the education program and became the department chair of social and behavioral sciences in 1994. She has assisted in developing curriculum for numerous disciplines and courses and was instrumental in the expansion of the education program, including the Alternative Certification Program (ACP) designed to meet the demand for teachers in the area. Reynolds has been charged with developing the curriculum for SCFCS located at SCF Bradenton. SCF is the first college in the nation to operate a middle-school level collegiate school on the college campus.

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