Alexandria Campus Hosts 2016 Netherton Awards

Alexandria Campus Hosts 2016 Netherton Awards

Alexandria Campus Hosts 2016 Netherton Awards
Azza Ahmed

Each spring the Alexandria Campus Council awards the Jean C. Netherton Award of Excellence to four members of the Alexandria Campus community. This year’s awards were announced on April 29 at an end-of-year ceremony cosponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Alexandria Campus Council.

The Netherton Award recognizes outstanding service to the Campus and is named for Dr. Jean C. Netherton, who served as provost of the Alexandria Campus from 1976 until her retirement in 1992.

Azza Ahmed of the Liberal Arts Division received the award for classified staff. Ahmed’s nominators noted her work with both faculty and students. One of her nominators wrote, “She is especially good at dealing with our diverse student population. We are confident in sending even our most beginning Level 2 ESL students to her for assistance, because we trust her to give them the right information in a clear and patient way.”

Alexandria Campus Hosts 2016 Netherton Awards
Dr. Nathan Carter

Dr. Ivy Beringer of the Social and Professional Sciences Division received the award in the administrative and professional faculty category. Beringer’s nominators noted the skill with which she led the creation of the new division. One of her nominators wrote, “She is transparent in her decisions and holds all faculty to a high standard. She has brought together strangers and created a division where people are collaborating.”

Dr. Nathan Carter of the Liberal Arts Division received the award in the teaching faculty category. Nominators highlighted Carter’s involvement with the CST Cluster and the NOVA Forensics Team. One nominator wrote, “Nate cunningly, fearlessly, and stealthily moved mountains to recruit students, secure funding and build strong public relations to not only build a Forensics Team but also to catapult NOVA to national status by hosting two tournaments.”

Alexandria Campus Hosts 2016 Netherton Awards
Ralph Perrino

Ralph Perrino of the Social and Professional Sciences Division received the award in the adjunct faculty category. Perrino’s nominators described his dedication both in and out of his sociology classes. One nominator wrote, “He expects student investment but also creates a comfortable, sharing atmosphere in the classroom.” Another nominator noted, “He is currently pursuing his second master’s degree, he writes books and blogs about issues in higher education, and he is working on a sociology textbook.”

Each award winner was presented with an engraved glass award, and their names will be added to a plaque in the Bisdorf Building.

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