Two CONTINUUM COLLEGE Instructors Earn Awards of Excellence
Every one of these honorees embodies the best of who we are as a community and the impact that we have on the world.— Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington
In a year filled with challenges that no one could have predicted, two University of Washington Continuum College instructors have earned UW Awards of Excellence for their outstanding work.
The Awards of Excellence are a tradition going back more than 50 years to honor “alumni, faculty, staff, retirees and students who contribute to the richness and diversity of the University community.”
David M. Fenner, an affiliate lecturer in the Jackson School of International Studies who teaches OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute classes, won the Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. His courses and lectures reach learners of all ages and cover timely and relevant topics, including the history of U.S. immigration. One student wrote, Fenner is an “absolutely fantastic instructor, deeply knowledgeable; great storytelling made for a compelling course.”
Theo Myhre is an associate teaching professor in the School of Law who also teaches in UWCC’s Early Fall Start program. Recognized with a Distinguished Teaching Award, Myhre has the notable ability to make the law real for students through discussion of pivotal, impactful cases. Beyond that, students appreciate the respect Myhre has for each of them as people. One such student wrote, “His respect and consideration for intersectional identities and diverse experiences shone through both his syllabus and classroom facilitation.”
These awards demonstrate our commitment to providing a leading-edge student experience. As UW President Ana Mari Cauce says, “Every one of these honorees embodies the best of who we are as a community and the impact that we have on the world.”