Cameron University professor Dr. Teresa Lubrano has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Harold and Elizabeth Hackler Teaching Excellence Award. The Hackler Lectureship in Teaching Excellence was established in 1996 by CU alumni Harold and Elizabeth Hackler to recognize outstanding contributions by faculty in the lives of Cameron students. Lubrano received the award at a reception featuring Mr. and Mrs. Hackler on November 13 at Cameron University-Duncan. Through the endowment, Lubrano will receive a stipend and a grant for professional development. Her name will be added to the Hackler Award honor roll plaque which is on display at the CU-Duncan campus.
"Throughout her teaching career at Cameron, Dr. Lubrano has demonstrated a passion for teaching and a commitment to her students that is unrivaled," says Dr. Margery Kingsley, Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages. "She is an outstanding asset to the Department of English and Foreign Languages. It is evident that her students are her top priority."
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Lubrano joined the CU faculty in 1987. She teaches upper level Spanish and beginning Italian courses at CU and serves as the faculty advisor for the Delta Rho chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society. Lubrano received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Ed.) and History and a master's in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned a master's degree and a doctoral degree in Romance Languages (Spanish Concentration) from the University of Oklahoma.
Recipients of the Harold and Elizabeth Hackler Teaching Excellence Award are selected based on recommendations from faculty and students. All faculty who have been regular full-time members of the CU faculty for at least three years and hold an appointment as an assistant professor or higher are eligible. The candidate's principle assignment must be teaching. Lubrano is the 18th recipient of the honor.
November 19, 2008