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College of Education Faculty Honored at University Awards Convocation

Thursday, December 3, 2015

College of Education associate professors Julie Angle and Shelbie Witte and assistant professor Jason DeFreitas were among those recognized during Oklahoma State University’s annual University Awards Convocation on December 1.

Angle, faculty in the School of Teaching and Curriculum, received the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes faculty who have shown unusually significant achievement in the instruction of students for an extended number of years.

In addition, a project for which Angle serves as team leader – “Addressing the Call to Increase High School Students’ STEM Awareness” – placed first in the President’s Cup for Creative Interdisciplinary. Through National Lab Day, held annually at OSU, Angle and team offer an on campus experience that pairs high school teachers and students with STEM research faculty. The team competition recognizes and rewards creative interdisciplinary instruction, research and service with a traveling trophy, certificates and financial compensation. The first-place project received $5,000.

DeFreitas, faculty in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, was also honored twice. He was announced as recipient of the Advising Excellence Award and also recognized for receiving the Phoenix Award for Graduate faculty. The Phoenix Award honors an outstanding graduate faculty member who embodies the character of leadership, scholarship, university and community service, and involvement with graduate and professional students.

Witte, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership, also was recognized as a new appointment to the Chuck and Kim Watson Endowed Chair in Education.

A full list of award recipients can be found here: