Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award (2016)
2016 Commencement Ceremony Excerpt
I am happy to announce that the winner of the Welch Award for Teaching is Dr. Julide Yazar – Associate Professor of Economics.
Dr. Yazar, please join me at the podium.
Dr. Yazar, today you are receiving an award for excellence in teaching from a faculty that excels in shaping the minds and lives of students. This is a considerable accomplishment not easily attained – and one that should fill you with great pride.
Dr. Yazar’s colleagues described her teaching as excellent, committed, patient, fresh, and interesting. Many commented that their own teaching had improved after observing her work with students. A senior student of Dr. Yazar wrote: “So far, I have not met a professor who is so passionate, helpful, and wise like Dr. Yazar. She goes out of her way to help her students.”
It is my great pleasure to present this award to Dr. Julide Yazar.