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Mark Flickinger and Uwe Conrad, members of the college’s full-time faculty, will receive awards at an international conference in May. Flickinger, an art instructor, and Conrad, a lead math instructor, will receive National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards for Teaching and Leading.
The awards will be presented at NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence May 29 to June 1 in Austin, Texas. The award distinguishes and recognizes their commitment to teaching and learning and their dedication and passion to ensuring student success. Flickinger and Conrad will be recognized during the closing ceremonies.
Conrad, lead mathematics instructor at the college’s northern campuses, was hired full time by Cowley on Jan. 1, 2000. He was the second recipient of the Paul Stirnaman Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in August 2003. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. Flickinger began working at the college full time on Aug. 1, 2001. He holds a master of fine arts degree from the Henry R. Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, and a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from Wichita State University. With the addition of Flickinger and Conrad, the college has seen 57 faculty and staff members receive the NISOD Excellence Award since 1987.