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McPherson Distinguished Teaching Awards

Harry McPhersonThe McPherson Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching & Outstanding Commitment to Quality Education. The McPherson Distinguished Teaching Award is funded by the McPherson Endowment established by the founding president Dr. Harry McPherson and his family now held by the Napa Valley College Foundation.

Founding President Dr. Harry McPherson has helped generations of Napa Valley College students. From his vision and institutional leadership to his support of scholarships and encouragement of individual students, he touched many lives. Establishing the McPherson Distinguished Teaching Award is another example of his support of our outstanding faculty and his commitment to excellence in education.

 

Nominations will open february 2023!

Download the award information and the nomination form.

 

CONGRATULATIONS 

to the recipients of the 2020-21 McPherson Distinguished Teaching Award!

Awardee Bios

Cathy Gillis

Professor of English, Distance Education Coordinator, and Honor Society Advisor 



Jeannette McClendon
Professor of Counseling and Umoja Coordinator / Instructor / Counselor 



Jennifer King

Professor of Theater Arts, Arts and Humanities Faculty Chair, Theater Arts Coordinator, Performing Arts Center Artistic Director, and Shakespeare Napa Valley Artistic Director 

 

List of Past Winners ​

2020
Dr. ​Sally Baldwin
Dr. Lisa Yanover

2019
Kelly McCann
Paul Gospodarczyk

2018
Dr. Steven Fawl
Paul Wagner

2017
Randy Villa

2016
Dr. Daniel Clemens

2015
Dr. Forest Quinlan
Maria Villagomez
Dr. Mani Subramanian

2014
Glen Bell
William Miller

2013
Dr. Tia Madison
Martha Elizalde de Pereira

2012
Andrea Bewick

2011
Rick Donohoe

2010
Shawna Bynum
Dr. Nadine Wade-Gravett

2009
Michael Conroy
Dr. Linda Napholz

2008
Ann Gross
Sable Howard Hughes

2007
Dianna Chiabotti
Rebecca Scott

2006
Noreen Martin
Denise Rosselli

2005
Laura Ecklin
Bill Fried

2004
Linda Simpson

2003
Lauren Coodley
Jeff Omodt

2002
Carole Chassereau, RN
Nick Anast

2001
Dr. Melody Seymour
Lauralyn Bauer

2000
Anne Evans
Helen Ortega

1999
Carole Kent
Kate Benscoter

1998
Gary Vann
Dr. Jerry Somerville

1997
Peter Wright
Emily Cosby

1996
Mignon Stephenson Graham
Robert Chudnofsky

1995
Carolyn Fruchtenicht
Christy Kling

1994
Dr. Stephen Krebs
Dr. Charles Ray

1993
Gwynne Pacheco
John Langenbach

1992
Dr. Roberto Juan Gonzalez
Jean Schroeder*

1991
Richard Bremer
Sylvia Mastroyannakis

1990
Janet Gonzalez-Mena
Barbara Klemenok-Rasmussen

1989
Ernest Abbott*
Dr. Chris Burditt

1988
John Charlesworth
William Blair

1987
Dr. George Hagen*
Dolores Fischer

* deceased