Local Professors Earn Honors

by Press Release--Camden County College | Jul 20, 2008
Local Professors Earn Honors A professor known for tailoring lessons to the individual needs of her deaf and hard of hearing students, and a professor whose publications on the use of the graphing calculator are utilized at educational institutions throughout the region have both won the top instructional award available to Camden County College faculty members.

Professor Dianne Falvo of Magnolia and Professor Carla Monticelli of Havertown, Pa., received the 2008 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.

“Faculty are nominated based on their human quality in the classroom; their concern and sensitivity to the needs of their students; and their ability to demonstrate positive student learning outcomes,” said Vice President Margaret Hamilton, who announced the awards during the 2008 commencement ceremony. “Most of all, the award is given to teachers who have had lasting influence on their students.”

Falvo, who possesses an extensive record of published articles and presentations, joined CCC’s full-time faculty in 1997. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Gallaudet University.

“Professor Falvo is an advocate for her students and a caring, expert teacher,” Hamilton said. “She also is a dedicated professional who holds herself and her students to the highest standards when it comes to supporting their academic achievement.”

Monticelli, an expert in statistics, joined CCC’s full-time faculty in 1995. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Villanova University and a doctorate from Temple University.

“Dr. Monticelli is respected among her colleagues in the Mathematics Department for the quality of her teaching,” Hamilton said. “She also is respected for her commitment to the college’s life and mission.”

A faculty committee selected Falvo and Monticelli for the award, which is sponsored by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Previous winners include Faustino Gonzalez (2007), William Wilhelm (2006), Robert Lorenzi (2005), Dorothy Brown and Hoda Zaki (2004), Catherine Boos (2003), Kelly Jackson (2002), Claire Berger (2001), Adrienne Coons (2000), Paul Harris (1999) and Ellen Freedman (1998).

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