Gateway professor wins national outstanding educator award

Dr. Michelle Deeley Wilhite, Gateway Community and Technical College communications professor, has been named the 2016 Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator by the National Communication Association (NCA).
The Michael and Suzanne Osborn Community College Outstanding Educator award recognizes a lifetime of service, teaching and advancement in the community college. The award will be presented at the NCA Annual Convention in Philadelphia on Nov. 12.

We are proud of Dr. Deeley Wilhite and honored to have an NCA award winner here at Gateway, said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway and Community College president/CEO. When our instructors are leaders in their disciplines, our students benefit.
NCA is a prestigious international organization that studies all forms of communication and media as well as the consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry. Each year, NCA honors the best of the best in the communication field, presenting awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching and professional service at their national conference.
Dr. Deeley Wilhite has been an employee at Gateway since 2000 and served as the faculty representative on the Gateway Board of Directors for six years. She teaches basic public speaking and interpersonal communication courses, both online and face to face.
This prestigious recognition speaks to the caliber of faculty who teach at Gateway, said Dr. Teri VonHandorf, Gateway vice president of Academic Affairs. We celebrate Dr. Deeley Wilhites accomplishment and her dedication to the discipline and our students.

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