SCC's Lindstrom Receives National Award

October 28, 2010

Joyce Lindstrom, Ed.D., professor of math at St. Charles Community College, was awarded both the national-level 2010 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award and the Central Regional Faculty Member Award by the Association of Community College Trustees.

SCC's Lindstrom Receives National Award

Joyce Lindstrom, professor of math at St. Charles Community College.

The awards were presented at the 2010 ACCT Community College Leadership Congress in Toronto, Canada, in October.

In nominating Lindstrom for the award, William Pundmann, president of SCC’s Board of Trustees, said, “It is her student-centered approach to teaching math and education, and her ease in working well with faculty, staff and administrators that make Joyce a valuable asset to the college, to our community and to the profession.”

“Joyce has been an outstanding member of SCC’s faculty for 22 years,” said John McGuire, SCC president. “She has been a national and statewide leader in developing innovative approaches to the teaching of mathematics.”

Lindstrom is a recognized leader at SCC, serving as both a teacher and mentor not only with students, but with colleagues as well. Currently a professor of math, she also developed and implemented SCC’s Education Program and served as the program’s coordinator for 20 years. She was involved in a statewide effort to create an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree to ensure a seamless transition to four-year programs and she is a leader in innovative approaches to improve student success in mathematics.

Lindstrom has a doctorate in education from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science Teaching degree, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University.

ACCT's Association Awards recognize the tremendous efforts made by trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members and professional board staff members. 

Founded in 1972, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.  ACCT's purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical and junior colleges and to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state and national levels.  For more information, visit www.acct.org.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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