Professor Betty Cornelius
Receives the 2006 "Distinguished Teaching Award"


WEST WINDSOR, 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.

"I regard 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."

Cornelius earned her bachelor's degree from King College and her master's from Johns Hopkins University.

Top photo: Betty Cornelius making her acceptance speech.

Bottom photo: Betty Cornelius is escorted from the podium by Acting Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Mark McCormick.




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