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WKU faculty member receives award at geographic education conference

 Caption: Joe Stoltman (right), president of the National Council for Geographic Education, presents Dr. S. Kay Gandy with the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award.

Joe Stoltman (right), president of the National Council for Geographic Education, presents Dr. S. Kay Gandy with the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award.

Dr. S. Kay Gandy, associate professor in WKU’s School of Teacher Education and co-coordinator of the Kentucky Geographic Alliance, received the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award at the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) conference.

The award, presented Sept. 26 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is designed to recognize and support excellence in geography teaching among college and university educators. Before coming to WKU, Dr. Gandy was an elementary school teacher for 27 years in Louisiana.

To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be nominated by NCGE members. Applications were reviewed by a task force and evaluated for teaching skills, leadership, professional development accomplishments, involvement in student activities, and development of innovative teaching materials and strategies.

NCGE is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.

Contact: Dr. Kay Gandy, (270) 745-2991.

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