February 12, 2010

Dr. Ursula Carlson earns teaching award

English Professor Receives Accolades

Western Nevada College English Professor Ursula Carlson is the recipient of the 2010 Nevada Regents' Teaching Award. The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education annually recognizes faculty members with distinguished records of teaching.

Fellow colleagues nominated Dr. Carlson for her expansive participation in and leadership of seminars, workshops, and groups at WNC and in the community, local and national recognition for writing projects and exams, and the success of her students. Carlson expressed that she is, "deeply moved by this honor. The Regents' Teaching Award affirms all that I value: the excitement of learning, the beauty of thought and expression, the riches of knowledge and art, and the consolation of understanding one's self and others."

Dr. Carlson teaches writing and composition at WNC and has been teaching full-time at the college since 1993. Born in Latvia, she learned English as a child when her family immigrated to the United States.

"My family always valued education. I have learned much from writing myself." She has a B.A. in English, a M.F.A in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English. Carlson was recognized as the WNC Outstanding Academic Faculty Member for 2008-2009, and recently co-authored a book, "Historic Trails of New Mexico."

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