The 2019 Lyman Award recipient is Eric Ronis in the Division of Communication and Creative Media.
At Champlain College, we are a teaching-focused college, and this is a teaching award first and foremost. Eric is both an amazing teacher and an outstanding college citizen each and every day.
Colleagues had this to say about our 2019 Lyman winner: "Eric's contributions to Champlain College merely begin in the classroom. He models scholarly and creative excellence through his own work - sometimes in campus performances, demonstrating insatiable intellectual curiosity and fearless creative expression. His commitment to make the college - all college spaces - more inclusive for an ever more diverse college community merit respect and admiration. His productivity is a wonder to me, his professionalism a boon to anyone so fortunate, as I have been, to call him a colleague."
Student comments include: "He is a great teacher because he really encourages all student perspectives and ideas. He is really encouraging to others and goes out of his way to help us achieve the goals that we have for his class... he does his best to be understanding and break down barriers in the classroom." and "[He] made sure to focus on people from all different backgrounds, whether it be race, gender, sexuality and so on, and was sure to address when something could be problematic for some groups that might not normally be a problem for us. It made the class feel very inclusive."
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