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Department of History
Tina Brakebill is a winner of this year’s Outstanding University Teacher Award – Category II. According to Department Chair, Anthony Crubaugh, “Tina’s credentials for the award – excellent student and peer evaluations, a versatile repertoire, and so on – were backed up by an impressive portfolio focused on her teaching philosophy of ‘making a connection’ with students. She excels at teaching in a challenging gen. ed. assignment while at the same time remaining an active scholar and collegial member of the department.” Congratulations Tina!
Sandra d. Harmon, M.A. ’70, D.A. ’90Dr. Sandra Harmon will receive the 2015 E. Burton Mercier Alumni Service Award at Founder’s Day event February 19, 2015
This award is presented to Dr. Harmon in recognition of her outstanding volunteer service and contributions to Illinois State and her significant volunteer efforts in service to the community. the award honors the memory of Burt Mercier ’50, a community leader who gave back to the University in many ways throughout his life. Congratulations Dr. Harmon!
Hometown: Geneva, IL
Plans after graduation: Grad School
Favorite period in history: Early 19th Century
Favorite historical figure: Stephen Decatur
What do you like about being a GA: The administrative and teaching experience that it provides. It gives insight into what it is like to be a teacher.
What advice would you give to undergraduates: Read! Do the assignments that your teacher assigns and you will do well in college. Go the extra mile and learn more to make yourself more competitive in the future.
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