Teaching excellence, practical coursework, extraordinary student support. These are all phrases used to describe Professor Vincent Georgie who was singled out by UWSA as the University of Windsor male Professor of the Year.
“It is his dedication to the Odette School of Business, the University of Windsor, and most importantly, his students that makes Professor Georgie deserving of this award,” stated Aaron Campbell who was Georgie’s nominator, also a student in his marketing class.
"It is incredible and humbling to first be nominated by one of your students but then to have students from multiple faculties across campus select me as the best is tremendous," stated Georgie after receiving his award.
In Professor Georgie’s classes all course term projects pair students with real clients that are often local to the community. This type of practical coursework gives students a sense of responsibility and ownership of their professional project in addition to making a true impact in the marketing activities of their organizations.
“I am so proud of Professor Georgie and his accomplishments,” said Commerce Society president elect André Capaldi. “Professor Georgie is the faculty advisor for both the Odette Debate Team and Odette RoundTable 2010. His impact on both of these organizations is incalculable.”
Every year, the UWSA invites all undergraduate students in all faculties to nominate a professor for this award. Students are required to write a summary of the impact the professor has had on their life, and why they feel they should win the award. Nominations are submitted to the Vice President, University Affairs of the UWSA, a committee reviews all the nominations, and selects a Male and a Female Professor of the Year.