Two geography TAs are awarded Green Chalk Teaching Award
When you "teach big," you "reach big."
At least that appears to be the case for geography alumnus Brad Hanson and graduate student James Kaemmerer who each recently won the prestigious Green Chalk Teaching Award for their outstanding teaching assistantships (TAs) in geography through the College of Arts and Science (A&S) for the spring 2019 and fall 2019 semesters, respectively.
“It’s truly impressive that geography has won the Green Chalk Award two semesters in a row!” says Soren Larsen, department chair. “It really shows just how excellent our teaching assistants are in this department.”
Nicole Monnier, associate dean for undergraduate studies, A&S, agrees: “I think the chalk awards are among the most meaningful recognition our faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and advisors can receive because they're truly driven by our undergraduate students. It's A&S undergraduates who write the nomination letters, and our undergraduate A&S council members who make the final selection.”
Even the dean of A&S, Patricia Okker, has kind words of encouragement and accomplishment: “I am thrilled that the Department of Geography has had Green Chalk Award winners two years in a row. This recognition attests to the tremendous contributions of James Kaemmerer and Brad Hanson and to the overall commitment to teaching excellence in the Department of Geography.”