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August 9, 2007

Social Science instructor receives Sitrnaman Award


Social Science instructor receives Sitrnaman AwardTodd Shepherd, instructor/chair of Cowley College’s Social Science Department, became the sixth recipient of the Paul Stirnaman Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.

Shepherd received the award during the All-College In-Service held Thursday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

The award is named for Paul Stirnaman, a long-time Social Science Department instructor and strong supporter of the College Education Association. He died June 16, 2000, following a lengthy illness.

Shepherd, who has worked at Cowley since 1999, was honored to receive the award.

“This means a lot to me because I know there are a lot of quality instructors here,” Shepherd said. “I want to thank my department as well as my wife and son. I could not do what I do without their support.”

Besides serving as department chair, Shepherd also teaches Economics, Algebra, and Astronomy courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Missouri. In 2002, Shepherd received the NISOD Master Teacher Award.