ADRIAN, Mich – Professor Jim Martin has been selected as the 2013-14 Excel TRiO Excel Instructor of the Year. This unique award is selected by popular vote and awarded on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. Martin teaches non-majors BIO (Biology and Society), Animal Biology, Entomology, Parasitology and Junior and Senior Seminar in the Biology major.
“I always encourage our students to do the very best that they can towards reaching course goals,” said Professor Martin. “I encourage them to do their best because it really does matter in this day and age.” He went on to acknowledge that he was honored to be selected.
The TRiO Excel Instructor of the Year Award is presented annually to a professor who has been influential to the voting members of Excel. The recipient of this award is given a certificate as well as honored with the addition of their name engraved on a plaque in the Academic Services offices. The presentation of the award takes place each September during their Fall Open House.
Martin, a 12-year veteran of the school, was nominated by one of his Biology students.