Learning Assistants Receive Champion of Teaching and Learning Award

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Rutgers New Brunswick Chancellor’s Student Leadership Awards Gala honored 40 undergraduate students for their incredible accomplishments and contributions to Rutgers and community at large. The following award categories recognized a student or student organization for their commitment, leadership, and pride for Rutgers:

  • Chancellor’s Leadership Award
  • Paul Roberson Renaissance Award
  • Champion of Teaching and Learning
  • Champion of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Research Excellence
  • Student Staff Excellence
  • Competitive Excellence
  • Bridge Builder Award
  • Spirit of Rutgers Award
  • Outstanding Service
  • Revolutionary Award

Among the honorees, Misha Faerovitch, an Organic Chemistry Learning Assistant, and Justin Sotolongo, an Analytical Physics IA & IB Learning Assistant, received the Champion of Teaching and Learning Award. This award recognizes students who have engaged within and outside of an academic setting and fostered learning opportunities for their peers. Misha and Justin dedicated time and effort to the Learning Assistant Program this past academic year by facilitating collaborative learning in study groups and recitations for students.

To learn more about the accomplishments of the 2017 award recipients, please visit the Chancellor’s Student Leadership Awards Gala website at http://studentawards.rutgers.edu/.