Since 2005, Bedford/St. Martin’s has sponsored a series of awards in the name of Diana Hacker, beloved handbook author and dedicated teacher for more than three decades at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD. We partner with the Two-Year College Association to award the Diana Hacker/TYCA Awards for Outstanding Programs in English. We gave this year’s awards at the TYCA breakfast on March 18, 2017, during the CCCC in Portland.
Our sincerest congratulations to the winners: Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA) for a global literature program aimed at building intercultural competence and drawing graduate students to teach in two-year colleges; Hudson County Community College (Jersey City, NJ) for an academic foundations program of integrated reading and writing designed to help developmental English students succeed and thrive; and Evergreen Valley College (San Jose, CA) for its innovative writing center co-requisite. Two Honorable Mention awards were given: Columbus State Community College (Columbus, OH) for an English department initiative to connect adjunct faculty and full-time faculty in committee meetings centered on curriculum development and student success; and University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (Cincinnati, OH) for its emporium model accelerated learning program that helps students progress to college level writing.
Diana Hacker was a brilliant teacher, always laser-focused on students’ challenges and committed to coming up with creative ways to meet those challenges. We are honored to give these awards in her name. Welcome to the community!
Find out more about this awards series, and nominate a program for next year’s awards.