ALTOONA, Pa. — Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, professor of music at Penn State Altoona, is a recipient of the 2023 Penn State Alumni Association Teaching Fellow Award.
This award, made possible by the Penn State Alumni Association, the Undergraduate Student Government, and the Graduate Student Association, recognizes distinguished teaching and encourages effective teaching. Year-long responsibilities for recipients include such activities as participating in workshops and symposia, giving lectures or presentations on teaching techniques for new faculty and graduate assistants, taking part in discussions or seminars with students in the Schreyer Honors College, or teaching honors courses.
Evaluation criteria include the use of effective, active, and engaging pedagogy, student-centeredness, passion for teaching and students’ learning, and sharing teaching and learning expertise. Several faculty members at Penn State Altoona wrote letters of support for Cutsforth-Huber’s nomination.
“I am truly humbled to be the recipient of this award,” said Cutsforth-Huber. “It has always been my mission as a professor to constantly seek ways to impact as many students as possible with an education that will make their lives better — not only in their future careers but as human beings in general. I am excited that this award will enable me to create more educational experiences for these students that will make their time at Penn State Altoona both memorable and valuable.”
The award is a cash gift equal to or exceeding other teaching awards offered at Penn State, engraved plaques for the recipients and the academic departments, and an engraved nameplate mounted on a permanent plaque located in the Hetzel Union Building.