Business Instructor Wins Regional Award

Janet Scott, an instructor of economics, global business and introduction to global studies on the Lincoln Campus of Southeast Community College, was recently selected as the recipient of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Teaching Excellence Award for Region 5.

"I'm really honored to receive the teaching excellence award," Scott said. "There are many deserving teachers, and I'm humbled by the recognition."

As a regional winner, Scott will receive $500, a crystal medallion, and a waiver of registration fees to the annual conference. Winners from each of the 11 regions within ACBSP will be honored at the 2023 annual conference June 29-July 2 in Chicago. The Accreditation and Awards Gala is scheduled for the evening of July 1. The national award-winners also will be named at the conference.

Dr. Beth Deinert, co-chair of the Business program on the Lincoln Campus, said it is a well-deserved honor.

"Janet is such a deserving recipient," Deinert said. "She personifies higher education in her approach to teaching and learning, professional development and her unwavering commitment to SCC and the diverse communities we serve. Her passion for students is evident in her Economics courses as she prepares them for a successful transfer to a four-year institution. She frequently presents at economics conferences and is a huge proponent of Global Education and its benefits to students."

Scott shared what's most rewarding for her as a teacher.

"I think the most rewarding experience for any teacher is when students share feedback of what they actually learned in a course and how they were able to use it in their lives," she said. "When a student shares how they gained a new understanding or perspective on the world, it's pretty fulfilling. That's why we do what we do."

Scott thanked the Business Division leadership for nominating her for the award.

"It really feels great to be appreciated," she said.

Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Marketing & Communications