Each year, the University of Oregon recognizes a select group of faculty for excellence in teaching. These awards are U of O’s highest teaching honor, with nominations coming from students, faculty, and staff. This year’s recipient for Distinguished Teaching Award goes to BRT’s own, Dr. Julie Alonzo.
The award winners, their approach, and their caring for students are central to U of O’s mission that is built on teaching excellence and academic leadership in scholarly endeavors. And to do what these instructors have done under the trying circumstances of the pandemic only adds to their accomplishments on behalf of our students.
“Julie is an extraordinary teacher. The classes I took with her were engaging, informative, and interactive,” noted Christine Moses. “Her ability to move and support students throughout the class across multiple disciplines is a testament to her breadth of knowledge and her willingness to learn alongside her students.”
Brant Lloyd observed, “Julie is also outstanding in understanding the students she works with and what their needs are. I’ve spoken with her about the challenges a professional student faces and she has had solutions for overcoming whatever might have kept me from moving forward and getting things done. I can’t say enough about how Julie is a doer and helps others get things done.”
Congratulations Julie, from all of us at BRT, for a well deserved honor!