Vermont Tech Professor Carolyn Stannard-Carlo was recently honored with the college’s most prestigious faculty recognition, the Harold G. Wirtz Master Teaching Award. The Wirtz Award celebrates the legacy of Harry Wirtz, who was a professor of civil and environmental engineering technology. The annual award is presented to a faculty member that stands as a role model for other faculty members and conducts themselves with the highest academic standards. Qualities of a Master Teacher Award recipient include a deep mastery of the subject matter, engagement with students at all levels of preparation, fostering intellectual curiosity and growth, and maintaining strong collegial relationships with the Vermont Tech community.
“Carolyn has been a member of the Vermont Tech community for 16 years and has played a vital role in the success of our nursing program. Her dedication to the profession and furthering the students’ learning experience reflects all of the qualities that the Wirtz Master Teacher award stands for,” said Phil Petty, academic dean at Vermont Tech. “We are very privileged to have Carolyn on our faculty, and we are proud to recognize her as someone who has made a difference at Vermont Tech and in the lives of her students.”
Carolyn Stannard-Carlo, a resident of Schaghticoke NY, attended SUNY Plattsburgh as an undergraduate and continued her education at the SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica to obtain her masters degree. She has been teaching at Vermont Tech for 16 years as a nursing professor, and is currently working at the Bennington campus. Stannard-Carlo was presented the Wirtz Master Teacher award at the 2014 Vermont Tech graduation ceremony on May 17th.
“I am so honored to have received the Wirtz Master Teacher Award,” said Stannard-Carlo. “Educating future nurses is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling career, and I can’t think of a better group of students, faculty and staff to spend the last 16 years with.”