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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

April 21, 2015

Myllykangas receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

Northwest Associate Professor Dr. Sue Myllykangas received the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education during a ceremony April 7 in Jefferson City, Mo. She is picture above with Northwest Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet (left) and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. David Russell. (Photo by Joshua Moffett/Lincoln University)

Northwest Associate Professor Dr. Sue Myllykangas received the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education during a ceremony April 7 in Jefferson City, Mo. She is pictured above with Northwest Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet (left) and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. David Russell. (Photo by Joshua Moffett/Lincoln University)

Dr. Sue Myllykangas, associate professor of recreation in Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Health and Human Services, was awarded the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education during a ceremony April 7 with Gov. Jay Nixon at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.

The Governor’s Award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member from each of Missouri’s four-year higher education institutions. The Northwest recipient is selected by its Dean’s Council from individuals in each of the University’s three academic colleges who receive the Dean’s Faculty Award for Teaching.

Northwest announced Myllykangas as its recipient of the Governor’s Award in September during the University’s annual Dean’s Faculty Award reception. Myllykangas, received Northwest’s Dean’s Faculty Award for Teaching in the College of Education and Human Services.

Myllykangas, who joined the Northwest faculty in 2005, has built a reputation for exhibiting an energy that excites students about their work. She also is a leader and innovator in her department by incorporating technology in the courses she teaches. Each summer, she teaches Exploring Recreation Resources, which includes a two-week trip to Colorado for the purpose of providing students with opportunities to visit and interact with agencies in the park and recreation field.

A motivated scholar, she regularly attends workshops and professional development opportunities. She also continues to secure grant funds for teaching, maintains certifications and serves on numerous university committees.  


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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