Help chart a new star in the UT galaxy
You don’t have to have a background in astronomy to identify these stars. The UT Shining Star Award is a newly created way to recognize stellar commitment to student centeredness and the student experience across the academic enterprise. Anyone can be a shining star, and I encourage all members of the UT community to send your nominations – be sure to include the reasons this person deserves this award – to Tony Urbina in the Office for the Student Experience: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first recipient of the award is Dr. Kathleen Thompson-Casado, Associate Professor of Spanish. You can see some of the reasons she’s a Shining Star by Watching the Provost Corner video (at the 3:54 mark) posted at:
The University of Toledo could fill multiple constellations with the student-centered people who work at making the student experience exceptional. Help give them their deserved recognition by sharing their stories!
Ioan Duca is the Service Excellence Officer for The University of Toledo and The University of Toledo Medical Center. He is originally from Romania and moved to the United States in his teen years. Ioan adores his two boys, loves to work out, enjoys a good meal and a good laugh. His greatest passions are international traveling and experiencing new cultures first-hand. As he puts it, the world is such a rich, vast place: not experiencing at least some parts of it first-hand in one's lifetime is a loss. He is excited to be part of the UT family and very passionate about his role within the University. Ioan believes his work is touching the lives of many on a daily basis.
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