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Hartnell Instructor Wins College's Top Faculty Award

June 12, 2002

Hartnell College librarian and instructor Jennifer Lagier has won the college's top teaching honor-the Gleason Faculty Award given by the Hartnell College Foundation.

Honored recently at a campus ceremony, she was presented with a $2,000 check and a commemorative clock.

A resident of Marina, Lagier is a technology librarian and also teaches classes in computer information systems.

"As a librarian, she has made significant contributions towards improving the accessibility of electronic resources to students," according to Gary Hughes, director of library services. Through her efforts, "the library has become the destination of choice for students when they are not in class," he added.

As an innovative instructor, she was the first Hartnell faculty member to teach a totally web-delivered course. Lagier also is playing a large role in reshaping the future of technology at Hartnell. "Her efforts in helping to write the library's and college's technology plans," says Hughes, "have been instrumental in bringing about new policies and procedures in technology management."

The Gleason faculty award is presented annually to a Hartnell instructor, counselor or librarian who, among other things, demonstrates excellence in teaching. The award was established by the late Roy and Phyllis Gleason of King City.