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Lisa Borzewski

Lisa Borzewski

Lisa Borzewski, Academic Chair of Mathematics at the Seminole Campus, is one of 15 educators nationwide named a 2012 Distinguished Educator by the Instructional Technology Council.

The ITC is an organization that advances distance education through leadership, professional development and advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential in learning technologies. Borzewski was nominated to receive the Outstanding eLearning Faculty Award and was chosen by SPC as an exemplary member of its learning community.

via Instructional Technology Council recognizes Seminole Math Chair as Distinguished Educator « St. Petersburg College news.

“Jannus: American Aviator,” a historical documentary produced by St. Petersburg College Videographer Jeremy Peplow and his class of Advanced Videography students, is one of six historical documentaries nominated for a 2011 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award..

Robin Wilber

Robin Wilber

College of Business professors Robin Wilber and Tom Philippe have been inducted as Master Professors in The Business Strategy Game Hall of Fame.

Of the more than 6,200 registered BSG instructors, they are two of 205 to achieve that status by having one or more Grand Champion teams in the Best-Strategy Invitational competition in August 2011. They are the only St. Petersburg College faculty members named to the BSG Hall of Fame.

But neither College of Business professor will take credit for the honor. They credit the spring team’s students, Ashley Kobe, Heather Schmeck and Zoltan Kocsis for their success in the SPC capstone course competition, and Kocsis’ ultimate solo victory in the August 2011 BSI international business competition.

Tom Philippe

Tom Philippe

“It’s more about the students than about us,” said Philippe, a Professor in the College of Business who teaches international business courses. “They did a really fantastic job and they put a lot of time into it; they deserve all the credit for everything that was done.”

“Our students have earned the award for us,” said Wilber, a Professor of Finance for the College of Business. “Since this is their capstone course, we give them the basic framework but do not really go beyond that.”

“We take a very hands-off approach in teaching this course,” Wilber said. “They are doing this on their own.”

“It really shows that the department is on the right track and that all the work that my colleagues and I have done is paying off,” Philippe said. “So it’s really a validation of all that we are doing.”

2011 Fall Faculty

An estimated 650 faculty and staff attended SPC’s Fall Faculty event Aug 18, 2011 at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. The keynote address was delivered by President Bill Law. (The question and answer session is not included in this video because of technical difficulties.)

Some of SPC’s 1,020 Spring 2011 graduates personally thank professors and the college for helping them succeed.

We Owe It All To You

SPC’s Music Industry/Recording Arts students recently produced a hip-hop video thanking MIRA faculty for inspiring them.

Sunita Kumari

Sunita Kumari

Sunita Kumari, professor of social science at the Seminole Campus, has been invited to join the Business Editorial Board for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).

“This is indeed an honor and the recognition is like the ‘icing on the cake,’ as I do love the work I do and enjoy the various activities and venues provided by the college for professional development,” she said.

Kumari earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and mathematics from the National University of Singapore. She also earned a master’s degree in information studies from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

In fall 2003, Kumari began her career at St. Petersburg College as a Professional-In-Charge, overseeing the joint use library at the Seminole Campus, the Seminole Community Library, the Campus Commons, the campus website and its online newsletter “The Nexus.” Since fall 2007, she began teaching micro and macroeconomics at the college.

Last year, she served as one of more than 200 Peer Reviewers for MERLOT from 18 systems and institutions of higher education. The peer review process of instructional technology is modeled after the peer review process for research and scholarship.