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Ashtabula Campus professor wins prestigious award

Posted Oct. 21, 2010

Dr. Bice outside her class room

Dr. Deborah Bice, associate professor of English on the Ashtabula Campus, has been awarded a Kent State University Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA).

The DTA is the University's most prestigious honor in teaching. The award is presented annually to three full-time KSU faculty members who exhibit extraordinary teaching in the classroom and a devotion to touching the lives of students.

Bice was surprised in her classroom with balloons and cake by representatives of the KSU Alumni Association.

See pictures of the presentation on the Campus facebook page.

She was notified several weeks ago that she was one of ten finalists chosen from the 395 that were nominated.

The Kent State University Alumni Association coordinates the DTA, now in its 41st year. In addition to the award, winners receive a cash prize and a crystal apple. Faculty eligible for this award must be in a tenure-track position and employed by the university for at least eight years.

Campus Dean Dr. Susan Stocker had been the only other winner from the Ashtabula Campus. Stocker was awarded the crystal apple in 1999 while she was a member of the nursing faculty.