UNCW faculty Kevin Kiser, Angie Vandenberg ’05 and Steve Boul find fulfillment in preparing Seahawks for their future careers, and their passion for teaching and mentoring has not gone unnoticed.
Selected as the 2017 Lecturers of the Year, Vandenberg (social work); Boul (mathematics and statistics) and Kiser (biology and marine biology) say the recognition was a surprise and honor. Their true reward, however, takes place in the classroom.
“I consider it an honor to teach future social workers and help to bring them into the field,” said Vandenberg, who joined the university in 2012. “I love to hear their fresh ideas. Social workers can do such a variety of things, so it is always interesting to see the direction our students want to take with the degree.”
Kiser, who joined the Department of Biology and Marine Biology in 2012, said teaching and mentoring are rewarding in ways that he had not anticipated.
Originally published December 5, 2017. Written by Venita Jenkins.