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Gwinnett Tech names Adjunct Instructor of the Year

Cynthia Gregory

Cynthia Gregory

LAWRENCEVILLE — A veteran of the school’s English department, Cynthia Gregory was named Adjunct Instructor of the Year by Gwinnett Technical College, the school announced on Wednesday.

Gregory has taught in the English Department for six years, which she said allows her to mentor students and help them learn techniques and tools for the rest of their lives.

“I cherish my students as individuals, celebrate their successes and encourage them,” Gregory said.

A press release said Gwinnett Tech’s Adjunct Instructor of the Year Award is designed to recognize adjunct instructors at the college who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.

“Her students love her creativity, ingenuity, nurturing nature and multi-modal approach to teaching,” English Department Program Director Padma Vedula said.

Penny Waddell, speech program director at Gwinnett Tech, nominated Gregory for the honor and noted her commitment to her students and to advancing her own teaching effectiveness.

Gregory recently won the 2013 Nell Ann Picket Award from the Two-Year College English Association of the Southeast, which recognizes outstanding conference program proposals.