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Honor Society Honors Cuesta Instructors, Staffers

Cuesta College’s academic honor society and service organization for students — Alpha Gamma Sigma — has honored seven instructors and three classified staff at the Seventh Annual 2017 AGS Teacher Appreciation Night held Thursday, Dec. 7 at Cuesta’s Hwy 1 Campus.

The 10 were recognized “for going above and beyond expectations and influencing students’ academic success,” according to a new release from Cuesta.

The mission of AGS is to promote and recognize academic excellence. The instructors and staff members were nominated by AGS members and selected by AGS Executive Cabinet officers.

“Cuesta College has many excellent teachers and staff; the goal of these awards each year is to show how much their hard work is valued by the students,” said AGS faculty advisor Dr. Christopher Gilbert.

The award recipients were: Academic Success coach, Cerena Caeser; math instructor, Denise Chellsen; academic counselor, Susan Gossard; biology instructors, Ann Maliszewski and John Veres; psychology instructor, Katherine Neidhardt; Student Success Center technician, Jennifer Noriega; Disabled Students Programs and Services assistant, Judy Rittmiller; business instructor, Ignatios Vakalis; and music teacher, Michael Walker. Alpha Gamma Sigma is a statewide community college student honor society with the mission of fostering, promoting, maintaining and recognizing scholarship.

The chapter at Cuesta provides members with scholarship opportunities, social activities and leadership-building skills.

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