Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Elizabeth Nicoli-Suco named 2010 Florida Professor the Year
It is with great pride that I share the news that one of our esteemed colleagues was recently named the 2010 U.S. Professor of the Year for the state of Florida by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Elizabeth Nicoli-Suco, professor of mathematics at Wolfson Campus, was honored during a reception at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., for her influence on teaching and her commitment to undergraduate students.
In addition to this coveted award, Professor Nicoli-Suco has received the Simon Bolivar Endowed Teaching Chair and has been accepted as a participant in the Global Skills for College Completion Project. She and 25 other mathematics and English faculty from different community colleges will work on creating innovations that will transform how people teach and think about basic skills in English and mathematics in the United States.
Professor Nicoli-Suco is the fourth MDC professor to receive this top recognition. Alberto Meza, professor of fine arts at Kendall Campus, won in 2003; Dr. Ana Cruz, interim executive director of West Campus, was selected in 2005; and Dr. Sandra Schultz, North Campus professor of biology, health and wellness, received the award in 2009. This record is unmatched in the state of Florida.
Please join me in congratulating Professor Nicoli-Suco on this prestigious honor.