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Fontbonne Students, Faculty Recognize Teaching Excellence

SAINT LOUIS – Fontbonne University recently honored two faculty members for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Stephanie Afful, of Olivette, an assistant professor of psychology, received the Joan Goostree Stevens Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes the outstanding teachers who contribute to Fontbonne's learning environment. Each year, a committee of representatives from the student body, faculty and administration select the nominee who is most deserving of the university’s highest teaching recognition.

"I love teaching psychology, to approach students with the shock and awe of the fascinating studies that populate our discipline,” said Afful. “To receive the Goostree teaching award and be recognized by my students and colleagues really validates my passion for both pedagogy and psychology."

Albert Fillenwarth, of Ballwin, is a part-time instructor with the university’s OPTIONS program for adult learners. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award for Part-Time Faculty. He began teaching in 2003 after a 23-year business career at D’Arcy Advertising.

“Teaching has allowed me to incorporate my business experience and teach students the practical side of business along with the textbook side,” said Fillenwarth. “I work hard to try to make my classes enjoyable, interactive and challenging to my students.”

Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs, as well as accelerated formats for busy adults. Fontbonne was founded in 1923 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  

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