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GSSW Assistant Prof. Ramona Beltrán honored with University of Denver Distinguished Teaching Award


On Monday, Oct. 30, the University of Denver hosted its annual Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon at Magness Arena. The ceremony honored nine faculty and staff members and one department for their scholarly work and their contributions to the University and the community.

Graduate School of Social Work Assistant Prof. Ramona Beltrán received the Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes the University’s most exceptional educators.

“Ramona embodies a gentle but powerful pedagogical touch,” said Provost Gregg Kvistad in presenting the award. “She delivers an engaged, radical, careful and compassionate learning and influences circles of learning far beyond the bounds of the classroom.”

2016–17 awardees included:

Staff Advisory Council Awards

  • Rohini Ananthakrishnan — Outstanding Service Award
  • Marketing and Enrollment Management team at University College — Quality Department Award
  • Nancy Jones — Crimson and Gold Award
  • Niki Latino — Innovator Award

Faculty Awards

  • Sam Kamin — University Lecturer
  • Ramona Beltrán — Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Nancy Leong — Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Gloria Miller — United Methodist Church, University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award
  • Floyd Cobb — Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award
  • Sarah Pessin — Faculty Service Award

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