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College Service Award Presented at Penn College Commencement

Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour with College Service Award recipient Jim E. Temple.Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented a College Service Award to faculty member, department head and Penn College Education Association President Jim E. Temple.

The award, bestowed in recognition of meritorious service provided to the college, was given to Temple by Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour during Summer 2011 Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Community Arts Center. The College Service Award has been presented 16 times since its inception in 1982.

Temple is an assistant professor of electrical technology/occupations and department head in the School of Construction and Design Technologies. He has been the elected president of the PCEA (the faculty association) since 1991. Temple’s contribution to the teaching profession was recognized in 1986 with an Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the college.

Gilmour praised Temple for his leadership of the PCEA the past two decades.

“As president of the faculty association, Jim has played a key role in the evolution of the college, the expansion of its programming (especially into the baccalaureate arena), and in ensuring that the college’s relationship with the faculty always typifies professionalism and dedication to the maintenance of a student-centered learning environment,” Gilmour said. “While his association position often required that he broker different positions and represent them to the college, Jim always adopted the role of working together to resolve problems.”

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