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Each year, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies recognizes excellence in the community. The distinct privilege of recognition is granted in accordance with award descriptions, and nomination and selection processes outlined by the SCPS Awards Committee. For additional details you may write to SCPSAwards@depaul.edu
LIFELONG LEARNING AWARDPatrizia Acerra
The Lifelong Learning Award is granted to lifelong learners who best evidence any among the following: innovation, results-orientation, and engagement across sectors and disciplines, involvement in community building, social inclusion and justice, conflict resolution and spirituality. Most of all, evidence a love of learning that contributes to mankind’s holistic development.
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDLori Neblung
In support of placing the highest priority on programs of instruction and learning, the Quality of Instruction Council bestows annual DePaul University Excellence in Teaching awards. This award reflects dedication, teaching effectiveness, and the endorsement of students and colleagues. Excellence in Teaching Awards will be recognized at Academic Convocation this fall.
STAFF APPRECIATION AWARDJohn Hemmerling
The Staff Appreciation Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to SCPS. Staff Appreciation awards honor the staff member who exemplifies the spirit and values of SCPS, demonstrates work above and beyond expectations, innovative practices, and Vincentian Personalism.
GERALD PAETSCH ADVISING AWARDScott Gabbert
The Gerald Paetsch Advising Award recognizes members of the university community who demonstrate excellence in advising undergraduate and graduate students.
Student Excellence Awards are granted based on novel contributions to the field, definitive perspectives on central issues, examination of diverse dimensions of the topic, and memorable expressions of content.
Moji AkindeReserch Methods: "Leadership Gender Diversity and Business Performance".
Summer AlexanderResearch Methods: "The Impact of Workplace Discrimination on lack Women Leaders".
Daniel C. BuranoskyCapstone Project: “Advocating for Environmentally Sustainable Practices in United States' Small-To Medium-Sized Enterprises”.
Alan GutnovResearch Methods: "Leadership Theory Research Proposal".
John HoulihanCapstone Project: "The relation between supply chain industry and the COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptors".
Patrick OpalaczResearch Methods: "Successful Anti-Political Corruption Solutions".
Mary Katherine PryceCapstone Project: "Choose Adventure: A Story to Inspire".
Eduardo RiveraResearch Methods: "How Changes in The Accounting Profession Are Impacting Ownership Models".
Alexandra WurptsResearch Methods: "Beyond Virtue Signaling: Corporate Social Responsibility that Supports Hiring Initiatives".
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) projects allow students to demonstrate college-level learning they have gained from their professional and personal lives. Successful PLA projects are awarded credit. Each successful project is an accomplishment and a testament to capability of each student. Each year students submit PLA projects which are not only successful but which also demonstrate excellence in writing and academics. The Office of Prior Learning Assessment acknowledges these PLA projects that exceed expectations with the PLA Excellence Award.
Summer Alexander"Implementing Onboarding Training in a Remote Work Environment".
Samuel Axon (2)"Narrative design approaches: Identifying and contrasting branching narrative and the string of pearls"."Game Jam Classroom: Learning Collaboratively in Game Development".
Beth Bond"Recognize, Reconnect, Rebuild: A strategy to leverage The Great Reassessment as an opportunity to redefine corporate training programs and our relationships with work".
John Boveri"From the Well to the Faucet".
Lalita Johnson"Hay Public Art".
David Grangaard"Prior Learning Assessment – DCM 302".
Laura Fierro (2)"Stained Glass as A Work of Art"."Deontology and Utilitarianism".
Anntoinette Thompson"Ethical Business Behavior - CCH 359/BADM 359".
Tear Ward"Breast Cancer".
LIFELONG LEARNING AWARDJill O’Mahony StewartThe Lifelong Learning Award is granted to lifelong learners who best evidence any among the following: innovation, results-orientation, and engagement across sectors and disciplines, involvement in community building, social inclusion and justice, conflict resolution and spirituality. Most of all, evidence a love of learning that contributes to mankind’s holistic development.
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDDouglas Murphy
STAFF APPRECIATION AWARDElvia Nieto Galindo
WEINBERG MEMORIAL PRIZEInna Mykoliuk
Leadership for Social Change: “Ban the Address Movement”. Nominating Faculty: Dr. Susanne Dumbleton, Professor Emerita
The Weinberg Memorial Prize is offered each spring by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at DePaul University. Named in honor of Arthur and Lila Weinberg, Chicago writers and former School for New Learning teachers, the awards are intended to permanently commemorate and exemplify the spirit of the
Weinberg’s work and lives, which bring history alive, creatively, critically, with intellectual vitality and emphasis on social justice and equality.
Joanne FakhouriAP Ethics project entitled: “Ethics in the Media” Nominating Faculty: Veronica ‘Roni” Buckley, Ed.D.
Klaudia ZylinskaCapstone Project: “Magnificent Mile: Permanent Civilian-Vehicle Traffic Closure” Nominating Faculty: Dr. Corinne Benedetto, Professor Emerita
Leanne MoyIntegrative Learning Project: “Plan to Address Present Inequity” Nominating Faculty: Dr. Susanne Dumbleton, Professor Emerita
Claire Van Der Vort
Sarah DeLassus Carson