Seminole State honors 2021 Endowed Teaching Chairs

Friday, April 9, 2021
Written by: Seminole State Staff

Photo (L-R): 2021 Endowed Teaching Chair recipients Professor Marisabel Irizarry, Professor Dianna Campbell, Dr. Diana Reigelsperger, and Dr. Jeffrey Miller were recognized during the Spring 2021 graduation ceremony, May 4, 2021.

Seminole State College of Florida recognized four faculty members who were honored with $5,000 Endowed Teaching Chair Awards this spring.

Endowed Teaching Chair Awards, established in 1996 and supported through community sponsors, recognize some of Seminole State’s most outstanding educators for their invaluable contributions to the College. Applicants are nominated by their peers and screened by a committee of faculty and staff.  Members of the Foundation for Seminole State College’s Board of Directors interview the finalists and select the honorees. This year’s honorees are:


Professor Dianna Campbell, Professor of Music, was honored with the Community Partners Endowed Teaching Chair.


Professor Marisabel Irizarry, Professor of Humanities, was honored with the Winter Park Health Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair.


Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Professor/Program Manager of the Physical Therapist Assistant program was honored with the AdventHealth Endowed Teaching Chair.


Dr. Diana Reigelsperger, Professor of History, was honored with the Balfour Beatty Construction Endowed Teaching Chair.

Three faculty members who were finalists in the Endowed Teaching Chair Awards but were not selected as recipients instead received $1,000 Ken Sylvester Faculty Excellence Awards. Honorees are:


Dr. Ekaterina ‘Katya’ Goussakova, Professor of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 


Dr. Chris Lorscher, Professor of Physical Sciences


Dr. David Taylor, Professor of Biological Science 

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