The following is a list of the educators receiving the #iteachmsu Educator Award from the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. For more information on these awards, check out the article entitled "#iteachmsu Educator Awards".
Samantha Shebib: Sammy is an amazing researcher, teacher, and mentor! She deserves special recognition for her mentoring of both master’s students as well as undergraduate students. As a result of her mentorship, I have seen master's students become better writers, speakers, and socialized to the discipline. In the words of one master’s student: “Above all else, Samantha consistently pushes us to become better researchers by providing us with more challenging tasks and supporting us during stressful times.” Sammy truly cares about her undergraduate students as well and wants to see them succeed in their scholarly and employment pursuits. In particular, they note that Samantha has taken the time to mentor them outside of the classroom. As an example, one undergraduate student writes: “Samantha helps all her students beyond the classroom, which highlights her role as not only a teacher, but also a mentor…I have never had a teacher so invested in her students' successes.” We thank Sammy for her generosity in mentoring students!
Anyone can recognize a fellow Spartan for their contributions to MSU's teaching and learning mission or for how they made a lasting impression on your experience. All you have to do is click "Thank an Educator" in the left panel of iteach.msu.edu. From there you'll be directed to a form where you can enter the name, netID, and a short story of the educator you'd like to recognize.