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Savery Named Faculty of the Month

Posted Jan. 2, 2013

Carol Savery, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication Studies, was named Faculty of the Month for November 2012 by The Black Squirrel Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. The award is part of the chapter’s Of The Month program, which is designed to recognize leaders and outstanding students on campus.

Savery was nominated by Alyssa Galmish, a senior communication studies major. Galmish was a student in Savery’s Gender and Communication course and commends the professor for her “dedication and thoughtfulness.”

“I believe Professor Savery deserves the Institution Faculty/Staff of the month of November award because of her attempt to truly connect with her students and take an interest in their development, not only in the classroom, but in other classes and their personal lives,” Galmish wrote in her nomination.

“Valuing the student not just as a pupil, but also as a young and hardworking adult has made Professor Savery truly stand out among others,” Galmish added.

According to Galmish, Savery arrived early to class and stayed after to continue conversations with her students. She connects with the students via email, sending supplementary assistance and constantly answering questions.

“During class, Savery encourages students to relate to the information we learn to our own lives,” Galmish said. “She continually asks each student about his or her progress within and outside of her class and attempts to connect with students by telling stories and jokes about her own life growing up in Canada and experiences with gender and communication.”