Ryan-Anderson Honored for Teaching Excellence
Three Rivers College Chemistry instructor Dr. Mairead Ryan-Anderson received a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at a Missouri Community College Association luncheon.
“Dr. Ryan-Anderson is a remarkable instructor and an exemplar of what you want in a faculty member,” said Dr. Wesley Payne, President of Three Rivers College.
“Dr. Ryan-Anderson sets a high level of expectation for herself and her students and successfully uses hands on demonstrations and lots of interaction to share the world of chemistry with her students,” said Dr. Mary Lou Brown, Dean of Academic Instruction.
Ryan-Anderson strives to help students meet their career goals, appreciate chemistry, and understand how it relates to their everyday lives.
“Many of our students at Three Rivers are underprivileged. They come from a poor area and they want to have a better life,” Ryan-Anderson said. “By helping them get an education or the degree they want, they are able to improve their own existence and their futures and their children’s future.”
Ryan-Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland. She has taught for 32 years.
She is the sponsor for the Three Rivers chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges. She also is responsible for chemistry lab safety at all the college’s sites.
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