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Nevins Award Nomination

The College of Graduate and Continuing Education is now accepting nominations for the John F. Nevins Outstanding Educator Award.

The award is named after one of Westfield State University’s consummate educators and administrators. Dr. Nevins began his career at Westfield State University in 1969, and served the college in many roles: as a Professor of Education in both undergraduate and graduate programs, as Dean of Undergraduate Studies in 1978, as Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1978-1986, as President, 1986-1987, and again as Vice President in 1987- 1988. Dr. Nevins was the recipient of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education’s Outstanding Educator Award in 1993, and after his death the award was re-named in his honor.

Students in the Division, faculty, staff and administrative members of the greater college community, may nominate any faculty member teaching for CGCE (full- or part-time) during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters. The deadline for nominations is April 1.

The selection will be made by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from the CGCE student body and Westfield State University administration, staff and faculty. The award will be presented at the end of the spring semester.

If you wish to nominate a faculty member for the John F. Nevins Outstanding Educator Award, please fill out the nomination form below.

Some qualities to consider when contemplating a nomination are:
  • concern with student learning
  • openness to other views
  • thoroughness in covering material
  • knowledge of subject area
  • commitment to graduate and continuing education students and programs
Click here to submit your nomination