College of Education faculty, students, honored with Spring awards

April 18, 2017


The College of Education congratulated four of its members – two faculty and two students – upon their being recognized for outstanding teaching and scholarship in recent ceremonies.

Carey Andrzejewski, an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology, was selected as the Student Government Association’s 2016-2017 Faculty Member of the Year for the Graduate School. This award is given to a faculty member that most demonstrates excellence in teaching, respect for peers and students, concern and availability for students, and involvement inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Andrzejewski’s award was presented by Benjamin Arnberg,  a student in Higher Education Administration.

The SGA also named Nicole Mitchell as the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in the College of Education. Mitchell has been instrumental in the Summer Enrichment Program in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Her award was presented by Early Childhood Education major Caroline Christie, who is also vice president of the College’s student council.

Wes Kephart, a doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, was selected by a special committee of the Graduate Council to be the Graduate School’s Presidential Award winner for 2017. This is the highest honor a graduate student at Auburn University can receive. Wes was also named as the Outstanding Graduate Student at the College’s recent awards recognition luncheon.

Finally, Dalton Watson was named as the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in the College of Education by the SGA. Dalton is a senior in Physical Education, and his award was presented by Alice Buchanan.

Congratulations Carey, Nicole, Wes, and Dalton. We are proud of you!

Award Winners from left to right: Nicole Miller, Dalton Watson, Carey Andrzejewski, and Wes Kephart
Award Winners from left to right: Nicole Miller, Dalton Watson, Carey Andrzejewski, and Wes Kephart