(Posted 5-26-99)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DR. MARIANA NEWTON WINS TEACHING AWARD
FROM UNCG SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Dr. Mariana
Newton

Dr. Mariana Newton

GREENSBORO -- Dr. Mariana Newton, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has received the School of Health and Human Performance's Teaching Excellence Award for 1999.
Newton received the $1,000 award at the school's diploma ceremony, held May 15 in Fleming Gymnasium. Funding for the award was provided by UNC General Administration, which provided money for the 16 campuses in the UNC system to reward excellence in teaching within their academic colleges and professional schools.
In the presentation, Dr. Robert Christina, dean of the School of HHP, said of Newton: "Dr. Newton exemplifies excellence not only in the classroom but also through advising and mentoring of students. She captivates her students with a wealth of knowledge, vibrant sense of humor and excellent public speaking skills.
"Because Dr. Newton is especially innovative and on the cutting edge of technology, she brings her course work to life for students. Her innovative distance education teaching strategies have impacted not only the UNCG curriculum but also the statewide North Carolina Distance Education Consortium in Communication Sciences and Disorders."
A UNCG faculty member since 1969, Newton also serves as director of graduate studies in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a member of UNCG's interdisciplinary gerontology program committee. She is a past president of the N.C. Speech Hearing Language Association and a past vice president of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Newton received her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Redlands and her Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University.
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