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