CCC Professor, Honor Society Chapter Receive National Recognition
Camden County College education Professor Jane Weber and CCC’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society were recognized during the 2011 KDP Awards for Educational Excellence.
Weber, who coordinates the College’s Elementary/Secondary Program and serves as CCC’s KDP advisor, received the 2011 Community College Counselor Award. She was honored for representing the mission and ideals of the honor society and for her dedication and excellence in guiding students as they pursue studies and careers in the field of education. She was nominated for this accolade by the students she mentors.
“Dr. Weber always reminds us how the things we do and learn now will affect our careers as teachers,” noted student Micaela Tortella. “She has made such an impact on our careers as students that some of her personality and teachings will come across in the way we teach in our classrooms someday.”
Weber holds a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, a master’s degree from what is now Rowan University and a doctorate from Widener University. She has been a CCC faculty member for almost 20 years.
Kappa Delta Pi recognizes students who are pursuing education as an occupation and helps them gain extracurricular experience toward their future careers. Under Weber’s guidance, Camden County College began the world’s first community-college chapter of KDP in 2003. Since then, CCC’s chapter has conducted an annual Literacy Alive! event to encourage reading among local schoolchildren.
The quality of the chapter’s 2011 event, titled “Blast Off into Reading,” was recognized by the national KDP organization. The session featured an outer-space theme and served 25 fourth- and fifth-graders from Winslow Township School No. 5. Participants rotated between activity and reading stations, and each took home a new book and a handmade bookmark.
Published: December 21, 2011