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June 19, 2006

TWO CWE ADJUNCTS AWARDED 2006 OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Professors Rosemari Mealy, Paul Dolan Honored at CWE Awards Reception

NEW YORK, June 13, 2006 – The City College Center for Worker Education (CWE) announced today the winners of its first annual Outstanding Professor of the Year Award.

CWE’s most prestigious award specifically for part-time faculty, the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, goes to professors Rosemari Mealy and Paul Dolan.

“Both professors received amazing comments from students who nominated them,” stated Dean Daniel E. Lemons. “In both cases, the comments were about their commitment to education and emphasizing how those professors got them to think deeply about the subject matters they were studying. These individuals are very passionate about the subject matters they teach.”

CWE students began nominating their favorite professors in April and votes were counted in mid May.  This year’s Outstanding Professor of the Year Awards was distributed at the CWE Student Awards Ceremony on June 9. According to CWE, it will become an annual event.

“I consider my four semesters working with the extraordinary students at the Center as some of the most satisfying in a long career,” stated Dolan, who began teaching at The Center in 2004.

“As an adjunct for three decades, this award represents one of the highest honors that I have ever received as a teacher,” stated Mealy. “My vision has always been to create learning environments, where I, as the facilitator give impetus to a process that encourages each student to assume responsibility of being doers and motivators and to purposely take charge of their educational journeys.”

Mealy has taught as an adjunct at several CUNY Schools.  She first came to CWE as an adjunct in 1989.  Over the years she has taught numerous courses including: Labor History, Women and Labor Studies, Seminar in Labor Studies and the present course, which garnered this award, “The Color Line.”  Professor Mealy works full-time and is one semester away from completing her Ph.D. coursework.  She has a B.A. from Antioch University, an M.A. from Rutgers University and a J.D. from the CUNY School of Law.

About the Center for Worker Education

The Center for Worker Education (CWE), headquartered in Lower Manhattan, is a division of The City College of New York’s (CCNY) College of Liberal Arts & Science.  Founded in 1981, it has become one of the leading working adult educational institutions in the city.  CWE offers an excellent interdisciplinary B.A. degree in Liberal Arts with a number of special concentrations and a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education.  It attracts over 750 working professionals per semester and reflects the multi-ethnic composition of New York City.

CWE Contact Information

Elena Romero, Communications Coordinator, CWE, (212) 925-6625 x 258, eromero@ccny.cuny.edu.

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