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.
Dobek began at NMC in 1989 as an adjunct instructor, and in 2002 won the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. He is also an NMC alumnus. In their nominations students said:
- "This professor has a 'leave no one behind' mentality which is evident from the beginning of each new semester. With the teacher's consistent mentorship, you will have no doubt that you will pass."
- "This instructor has an amazing gift and ability to teach in a way that is fun."
- "With his real-life way of looking at math from all angles, you see and learn that yes, we use math all the time."