In nominations, students said of their Social Science teacher:
"Sonja has a precious gift to bring her love, passion, and energy into her teaching. She makes everyone in the classroom really feel what she is teaching us, and the energy of the whole entire class has an excitement until the very last second of class."
"Sonja always treats her students fairly, offering help, answering all questions and takes the time to ensure that we ALL understand and feel comfortable in every class"
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.