The Virginia Western Educational Foundation this fall will award its first endowed chair, the Donald G. Smith Endowed Teaching Chair. This honor was conceived in 2006 to recognize and reward outstanding teaching at Virginia Western Community College. It is named for Don Smith, retired CEO of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp.
Every two years, funds provided by the Chair will be awarded to an outstanding instructor of business administration-related coursework. The honored teacher may use the funds ($5,000 annually, for each of two years) to enhance the quality of their curriculum, facilities or instruction in any way they deem necessary (within VCCS policy). At the end of the honored faculty’s term, he/she is expected to publish a report or provide a public forum in his/her field – a presentation, a workshop, bringing in an outside speaker, etc.
Current full-time or adjunct faculty teaching business administration-related coursework at Virginia Western Community College are eligible to apply.
A completed application must be received by the Educational Foundation by May 29, 2015.
The honored teacher will be notified by Aug. 15, 2015, and the award announced at faculty in-service for the 2015-16 academic year.
How to apply
Click on the Educational Foundation link on VWConnect and download the application form. For more information, contact Carole Tarrant, Coordinator of Development for the Educational Foundation, at 76281 or email@example.com.