Imogene Wise Faculty Excellence Award
About the award
Initiated by a contribution from longtime NMC benefactors Harold and Imogene Wise in 1970 and first awarded to a full-time faculty member in 1971. Chosen by a student selection committee, award criteria includes teaching excellence, rapport with students, innovation in the classroom and a sense of dedication.
Press began at NMC in 1989 and retired this year after 27 years in the classroom. He is also an emeritus faculty member. In their nominations students said:
- "This instructor offered many types of approaches to engage all learning styles. The instructor allowed for everyone to be successful in the class."
- "The class is not easy but the instructor gives you the time, information, and resources to get an A! The classroom is interactive while the professor is constantly testing our knowledge and encouraging group work."
- "This instructor has been one of my favorite teachers at NMC, for various reasons, but most of all because he is so passionate about the subject himself, and that made me feel more connected with the material."