N.J. -- Betty Cornelius of Langhorne, PA, a long-time professor
of mathematics at Mercer County Community College, was presented
with the college's annual "Distinguished Teaching Award"
at commencement ceremonies on May 25. Cornelius has taught mathematics
at Mercer for 35 years, specializing in making difficult subject
matter clear and understandable. She was selected for the award
by faculty, staff and students.
it a high honor to be named a Distinguished Teacher, particularly
in an institution that values good teaching so highly," said
Professor Cornelius, as she accepted the award. "I have dedicated
my career to enabling students to overcome their anxiety, to learn
math, and be successful," she said. "To the graduates,
I want to say I hope you can choose a career that will be as satisfying
as mine has been for me."
her bachelor's degree from King College and her master's from Johns
Betty Cornelius making her acceptance speech.
photo: Betty Cornelius is escorted from the podium by Acting Vice
President for Academic and Student Affairs Mark McCormick.