Salute to 2015 Silver Circle winners

Jennifer Olson

“It’s so meaningful for me to have an award given by my students,” says Jennifer Olson, visiting clinical assistant professor of education. “Teaching is absolutely what’s most important to me.” Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

 

Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of UIC’s best teachers. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating seniors.

This year’s winners:

Mark Canuel, professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Joseph Hummel, research associate professor of computer science, College of Engineering

John Ireland, associate professor of French and Francophone studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Michael Jones, clinical assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences

Maripat King, clinical instructor of biobehavioral health science, College of Nursing

Paul Malchow, associate professor of biological sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Linda Rae Murray, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and administration, School of Public Health

Sharon Oiga, associate professor of graphic design, College of Architecture, Design and the Arts

Jennifer Olson, visiting clinical assistant professor, College of Education

Brenda Parker, assistant professor of urban planning and policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Karina Reyes, associate professor of psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Renata Tarasievich, lecturer in management, College of Business Administration

Andrew Tillotson, clinical assistant professor of physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Katherine Zinsser, assistant professor of psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences