- Business Veteran Surprised With Excellence in Teaching Award -
For more than 30 years, Mabel T. Kung, professor of information systems and decision sciences, has been rigorous, fair and a motivating educator at Cal State Fullerton.
But the experienced faculty member was clearly surprised when the door to her 7 a.m. class opened and instead of a late student, she was greeted by President Milton A. Gordon, who announced to Kung and her students that she is this year’s recipient of the 2010-11 Carol Barnes Excellence in Teaching Award.
“You provide a rich and rigorous learning environment for your students in your classes, where you combine an excellent knowledge of the subject matter with a teaching style that energizes and motivates students to learn,” Gordon said. “Your entire professional career at California State University, Fullerton, has been filled with excellent teaching combined with superb scholarly research and service activities aimed at enhancing and improving teaching and learning.”
Anil Puri, dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, agreed. “Mabel has an outstanding record as a faculty member and a teacher. This university award symbolizes her commitment to students and highlights the value that we place on good teaching. On behalf of Mihaylo College, I extend our heartiest congratulations to Mabel!”