The Glendale Community College’s Academic Senate recently presented the Distinguished Faculty Award to professor and academic senator Stacy Jazán.
Jazán has been teaching Spanish at the college since 2001. For the last few years, she has served as the faculty coordinator of institutional effectiveness and was previously the Foreign Language Department chair.
“I am humbled and honored to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award,” she said. “It was the very last thing I ever expected. However, I truly think that I am a reflection of all the wonderful work and efforts at GCC. I learn so much from everyone at GCC and now it is part of me. I thank GCC for all the amazing opportunities it has provided me over the years.”
The Academic Senate recognizes excellence in a professor’s area of expertise. It also considers contributions to college life outside the classroom or primary service area as secondary criteria. The DFA committee cited Jazán’s academic rigor and creating a friendly and welcoming learning environment in the classroom.
The DFA was first conferred in 1987. Recipients of the award are honored every spring semester and present a lecture in the fall semester. Jazán is scheduled to give her presentation on Oct. 31.
First published in the May 27 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.