SCC Communication Professor Receives 2011 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

December 14, 2011

Darren Osburn, associate professor of speech and communication at St. Charles Community College, received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Osburn was one of approximately 100 St. Louis area educators honored by Emerson for dedication and commitment to education.

SCC Communication Professor Receives 2011 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

Darren Osburn, professor of speech and communication at St. Charles Community College

“Darren’s work with students in the classroom and in co-curricular activity is exemplary,” said Denise King, SCC dean of arts and humanities. “He is thoughtful and deliberate in the design of learning for classes in speech, communication and journalism.”

Osburn, of Des Peres, Mo., has been a full-time faculty member at SCC since 2006. He was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 2011 by SCC’s faculty. Prior to SCC, Osburn worked in the public relations and foundation office at Ottawa University, and then taught at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kan. He was also named the SCC Global Educator of the Year in 2009.

Osburn has a Master of Arts degree in communication from Southwest Missouri State University and Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Culver-Stockton College.

The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards program recognizes more than 100 teachers from kindergarten to college professors who are examples of excellence in the field of education in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The awards ceremony was held in November at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

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