Professing Excellence Awards

Professing Excellence Awards – Spring 2017


 The Professing Excellence Awards are open to any Montclair State University professor, both adjunct and full-time. The purpose of the Professing Excellence Awards is to highlight and acknowledge educators who make meaningful contributions to our students’ lives both inside and outside the classroom.


Selection Process

All nominees are evaluated based on the extent to which they have made meaningful contributions and the level of impact on students. When nominating a professor, be sure to include a thorough description of his or her contributions to the student or class. The more information provided about the nominee, the better they can be evaluated by the committee. This information is key in considering your candidate for the selected award. The section committee is comprised of three representatives from the university who will evaluate all nominations for the selected award category.


2017 Award Category Results


Meaningful Impact

This year, we recognize


(Feliciano School of Business)



(Theater and Dance)

as recipients of the Meaningful Impact award.

Recipients have demonstrated outstanding service to a Montclair State University student that has impacted their life. This could have been through a conversation after a class, in a meeting, or while in class. Nominees may or may not know of this impact they had on the student nominating them.


Outstanding Dedication to Student Education

This year, we recognize


(Information Management Business Analytics)



(English Department)

as recipients of the Outstanding Dedication to Student Education award

Through their dedication and commitment to students at Montclair State University, these professors have made a significant impact on one or more students in the community over the past academic year. Nominees have positively influenced students inside or outside the classroom. Award recipients are selected based on breadth and depth of dedication to student education.



Excellence Through Mentoring

This year, we recognize


(Family and Child Studies)



(Art and Design)

as recipients of the Excellence Through Mentoring award

This award is for the professor who has demonstrated care and investment in students’ lives when mentoring students. They mentor through making time to meet with students, take a dedicated approach to ensuring students are lead in a positive direction, and serve as leaders in education.

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Professing Excellence Awards!


Professors who receive awards will:

  • Be Recognized on the Center for Leadership Development
  • Receive a plaque
  •   Be highlighted in an ad in The Montclarion
  •   Gain recognition from their academic department as they will be notified of the awards