The 2011 Mandel Center Teaching Award was presented to adjunct instructor, Nancy Osgood, at this year’s graduation ceremony on May 15th. Nancy Osgood taught MAND 432, Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations, in the fall of 2010. The Mandel Center Teaching Award is presented to an individual or individuals who demonstrate dedication to the development of Mandel Center students and their educational experience as demonstrated in the following areas:
- Creation of a dynamic, high impact learning environment within the classroom.
- Demonstration of effective and engaging teaching methods.
- Encouragement and guidance toward life-long learning.
- Exceptional accessibility, assistance, and guidance given to individual students in helping to resolve questions and problems.
In the words of her nominators:
In every class, she was able to create a dynamic learning environment by promoting lively and enriching discussion about the topic of interest. She encouraged us to give our opinions at all times and also shared lot of what she has done or seen in her various management positions.
Last semester the marketing class was held on weekends and each class was 8 hours long. She was very engaging and kept the class energized. She used multiple teaching methods which tapped into student’s different learning styles.
She replied to my emails very quickly whenever I had questions and gave very helpful feedback. This was a class where I learned a lot of operational knowledge which I can use and I felt highly encouraged throughout the learning process.
The Teaching Award was presented to Nancy Osgood by Student Leadership Committee President and graduating MNO student, Melanie Markusic.
“The opportunity to play a role in the development of the next generation of nonprofit leaders is a huge honor in itself,” says Nancy. “Receiving this award from my students is, perhaps, the most satisfying professional experience of my 20+ year career. They were an amazing and inspiring group.”
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