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Two Regis professors named educators of the year in their fields Vetterling and Gilmore hailed in languages and nuclear medicineJuly 9, 2012
Weston, MA. David Gilmore of Boston, Assistant Professor & Chair of the Medical Imaging Program at Regis College, was named outstanding educator in nuclear medicine technology at the Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Conference, held in Miami in June. Two of his students were honored for their presentations in the field, and one student received the Paul Cole scholarship from the SNM.
Mary-Anne Vetterling of Lexington has been named Teacher of the Year: College/University Level by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). She will receive the award at the organization’s annual meeting July 9 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The AATSP honors as teacher of the year an individual who inspires students to want to speak Spanish or Portuguese and to develop proficiency in language, who uses creativity in challenging students, who helps students develop critical thinking skills and enhance their sense of global understanding, who shares learning with colleagues and otherwise demonstrates leadership.
“My general philosophy on teaching is based on hard work, clean living and a passion for knowledge,” said Vetterling. “By the way I teach, I hope to impart some of the wisdom I have learned over the years and share it in a way that is meaningful to my students and colleagues. I love what I do and hope that some of my enthusiasm can rub off on each and every student in my classroom and on the colleagues with whom I work,” she added.
The Society of Nuclear Medicine honors an individual who demonstrates excellence and dedication to the field of education in nuclear medicine technology.
“My passion is working with students both in the clinical setting and in the classroom” said Gilmore. Having my student’s research work accepted at the national meetings and having them honored for their work is truly rewarding as an educator. I’m thrilled and pleased with our students here at Regis and know that I’m instilling the life long learning process for them to be professionals that will keep moving the field of nuclear medicine forward for years to come.”
In presenting the award to Gilmore, organization president Ann Marie Alessi and president-elect Brenda J. King called his career “nothing short of remarkable.” They cited “how much he truly loves being an educator” and the many ways he inspires his students to succeed. Gilmore has also focused on organizational collaboration to better prepare technologists for the future of hybrid imaging.
“We are honored and pleased that Professors Gilmore and Vetterling have received top honors in their fields,” said Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “These distinctive accolades speak to the strength of our faculty, both in our School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions and in our School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences.”