Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award for Encouragement of Teachers (2016)

2016 Commencement Ceremony Excerpt

I am happy to announce that the winner of the Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award is Dr. Shala Hankison – Associate Professor of Zoology.

Dr. Hankison, please join me at the podium.

Dr. Hankison, an Ohio Wesleyan alumna, is a caring and engaging teacher.  One of her colleagues commented: “She is always friendly, generous with her time, patient when students make mistakes, and maintains a sense of humor throughout. … She truly fits the ideal professor of a liberal arts institution.”

One of her students commented: “Truly a wonderful, amazing professor.  She goes above and beyond in her role as an educator.”

It is a pleasure to present this award to Dr. Shala Hankison.

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