RVC professor wins Excellence Award

Staff Report

Diane Koenig, Rock Valley College Professor of Mathematics, was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Award at the 41st Annual American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Conference.

This award is given to members of AMATYC on odd-numbered years to instructors for their outstanding instruction of mathematics at two-year colleges. The focus of the award is teaching excellence.

Koenig started as Math Supervisor for the Personalized Learning Center at Rock Valley College in 1981. She started this career just three years after completing her master’s degree in Applied Mathematics. Koenig became the first female mathematics faculty member at RVC.

Paul McCombs, her nominator, stated, “I have incredible admiration and respect for her and her teaching. As a mathematics educator myself, I have so much confidence in her teaching and effectiveness that I had my own daughter enroll into her classes.”

Koenig currently serves as editor for newsletters for AMATYC and IMACC outside of her classroom work. She is also a presenter at IMACC and AMATYC conferences and serves as an affiliate delegate to AMATYC’s delegate assembly.

Diane previously has been awarded the NISOD and IMACC’s Teaching Excellence awards in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

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