Cindy Chambers of Clarksville was named 2013’s Online Undergraduate Facilitator of the Year for Bethel University’s College of Professional Studies during ceremonies held recently in Nashville. This is the second year Chambers has won the title.
Students select the top instructor from among nearly 100 online facilitators, based on such criteria as high academic standards, detailed responses, professionalism, and compassion.
In her remarks, Kelly Sanders-Kelley, Executive Vice President of the college, said that Chambers “pushes students to achieve more than they thought possible.”
“This award demonstrates our appreciation for an outstanding commitment to education,” Kelley-Sanders said. “We are thankful you share your time, passion, humor and enthusiasm with the College of Professional Studies.”
Chambers is a full-time faculty member at the university, and also serves as the College of Professional Studies’ PR director. She teaches a variety of marketing and orientation classes, both online and at the Clarksville campus, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Psychology.
Chambers said she is “honored” by the title, and by the opportunity to teach for Bethel University.
“I appreciate my students’ efforts every single day. It really is a privilege to help change lives in a positive way,” she said. “As a non-traditional student myself, I understand the challenges of balancing personal, professional and academic responsibilities. I love to see my students rise to the challenge, week after week, and am grateful to be a part of their educational journey.”