The winners of the 2018 Belbas-Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching were announced last Thursday.
Chaya Gordon-Bland, associate professor of theatre, was honored for the tenured category, and Paul Lombardi, associate professor of music, was honored in the tenure-track category.
According to an email from Kim Grieve, dean of students and vice president of student services, recipients are chosen by a faculty committee based upon their review of portfolios submitted in support of the nominations received by students and colleagues.
In addition to the award, Belbas-Larson awardees will be recognized in a commencement ceremony in May and will each receive a framed certificate, commemorative medal and a $5,000 tribute.
Gordon-Bland said in an email with The Volante that she’s “deeply honored” to be recognized.
“I feel tremendous gratitude towards my colleagues, peers, and most of all my students, for creating a teaching and learning environment that continues to challenge and inspire me to deeper depths and greater heights in my work as a teacher and theatre artist,” Gordon-Bland said.