Associate Chair of Academic, Dr Mark Cenite, and Professor Chris Cummings both gained recognition for their teaching at the Nanyang Awards Ceremony this year. PHOTO: WKWSCI
This year, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information’s Associate Chair of Academic, Dr Mark Alan Cenite clinched the Gold Medal for the Nanyang Education Award at the Nanyang Awards Ceremony held on March 16.
Dr Cenite was named Nanyang Technological University’s Educator of the Year, a title given to the Gold Medal Recipient for the Nanyang Education Award (University). The Nanyang Education Award is an university-level award to recognise the best teaching faculty who displayed excellent teaching practices whilst enhancing the overall learning experience of their students.
“As a teacher, the real rewards are the daily joy of seeing students respond in the classroom, and seeing students make their way in life after their education… But it is wonderful to be recognised for the teaching that we do.”
Dr Mark Alan Cenite
“NTU has been a wonderful environment to teach in, and I am very grateful for all the support,” said Professor Cenite, in a video interview by WKWSCI.
“As a teacher, the real rewards are the daily joy of seeing students respond in the classroom, and also seeing them make their way in life after their education,” said Dr Cenite. “But it is wonderful to be recognised for the teaching that we do.”
Assistant Professor Chris Cummings also received the Nanyang Education Award (School Level). Professor Cummings was noted for his exceptional efforts in promoting learning beyond the classroom environment.
Aside from faculty staff, alumni from WKWSCI were also recognised at the ceremony this year. Alumni Amos Chen, Andrea Lim, Kenji Kwok, and Sharin Izhar (all CS’16) won the Nanyang Award for Humanitarian Work for their Final Year Project, ‘Familiar Strangers,’ which featured stories of low-wage migrant workers in Singapore. The award gives the highest recognition to individuals and teams who displayed qualities of compassion in advancing the welfare of others within the University and beyond.