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11/16/2012

York County Chamber Honors Merry Sleigh as Winthrop's Teacher of the Year

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 The recognition came as part of the teachers of the year awards for educators at public, private and higher education institutions. The event is sponsored annually by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce during American Education Week.
 A special treat was provided by Winthrop jewelry students who worked with a Rock Hill company, 3D Systems, to design and make an apple award for the teachers.

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Peter Judge, Arts and Sciences dean, from left, Merry Sleigh
and Joe Prus, pscychology chair
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Chelsea Arthur, from left, faculty member Courtney Starrett and
Erin Stuart
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ROCK HILL, S.C. – Merry Sleigh, a Winthrop University associate professor of psychology, was among the York County educators honored for their hard work and dedication on Nov. 16 at the Rock Hill Country Club.

The recognition came as part of the teachers of the year awards for educators at public, private and higher education institutions. The event is sponsored annually by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce during American Education Week.

A special treat was provided by Winthrop jewelry students who worked with a Rock Hill company, 3D Systems, to design and make an apple award for the teachers. Winthrop faculty member Courtney Starrett worked with junior Erin Stuart and senior Chelsea Arthur to create a piece using computer-aided design and additive manufacturing. The final material is a full color printed gypsum infiltrated with cyanoacrylate.

Winthrop awarded Sleigh the James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching at the December 2011 commencement ceremony. She joined the Winthrop faculty in 2003 and quickly established herself as an outstanding teacher who not only teaches difficult courses but transforms her students to engage in their learning through research.

The Kinard award followed a slew of awards: 2008 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Advisor Award; 2010 Psi Chi Regional Faculty Advisor Award; 2011 Southeastern Psychological Association Mentor Award and 2011 Florence Denmark Psi Chi Faculty Award, given to one Psi Chi advisor nationally each year.

For more information, contact Andrea Agness, chamber program manager, at 803/324-7500 or via e-mail andrea.agness@yorkcountychamber.com.

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