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Sandra Hartje, PhD

2014 Teacher of the Year

Faculty members honored Professor of Interior Design and Housing Sandra Hartje as Teacher of the Year and nominated her for the CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award. “Students’ lives and career trajectories are changed as a result of her courses,” wrote Provost Jeff Van Duzer in his letter of nomination.

Brian Chin

2014 Professor of the Year

Associate Professor of Music Brian Chin was named 2014 Professor of the Year by SPU students. Commended for integrating mind and body in the teaching of music theory and aural skills, he was further honored for pioneering a support system to help keep first-year music students from falling through the cracks.

Mia Hayes (left) and Marci Walden

2014 Staff Members of the Year

(Pictured left to right) Mia Hays, administrative assistant for the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, and Marci Walden, payments lead in the Finance Office, were honored by their peers as the SPU Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Member of the Year and the SPU Exempt Staff Member of the Year.