(Charlottesville, Va.) – Piedmont Virginia Community College Sociology Professor Kim Hoosier, of Orange County, was awarded the Susan S. Wood Professorship for Teaching Excellence at the annual Virginia Community College System (VCCS) New Horizons Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony in April.
The Susan S. Wood Professorship for Teaching Excellence recognizes a VCCS faculty member who demonstrates faculty excellence, dedication to students and academic leadership.
“I always tell people that I have a great job at PVCC because I get to work with amazing colleagues, have the chance to work with so many wonderful students, and get to take advantage of vast opportunities at the college,” said Hoosier. “Receiving the Susan Wood Award is a great honor and is very humbling, as I know there are so many incredible teachers that also deserve this recognition. This award motivates me to continue to strive to be a better colleague and teacher.”
Hoosier began her teaching career at PVCC in 1999 as a part-time instructor, becoming full–time in 2004. In 2009, she received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the VCCS’s top teaching award.