Fresno City College coordinator named winner of statewide award

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Jennifer Dorian, Peer Assisted Student Sessions Coordinator, was named the winner of the statewide, Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award.

Fresno City College tutoring coordinator, Jennifer Dorian, has been named the winner of a statewide award that recognizes faculty for their commitment to student success, the college said.

Dorian, coordinator of the college’s Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS), won the 2016 Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award for her “effort to increase student success in the embedded tutoring program”.

Dorian will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a plaque at the award ceremony on April 22 in Sacramento, California.

“This is truly a win for [FCC] and particularly the PASS team,” Dorian said. “They helped my vision come to fruition.”

The award honors faculty who have made special contributions with regard to student diversity at their college.

PASS is designed to help student success and retention through supplemental instruction practices in English, EMLS, linguistics and literature.

Dorian was nominated by fellow faculty member, Tabitha Villalba and her nomination was endorsed by the college’s Academic Senate.