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Granite State College Announces 2010 Distinguished Faculty Awards

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Kate Benway
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Granite State College Announces 2010 Distinguished Faculty Awards
Dr. Barbara Krol-Sinclair and Carrie Gendreau receive the prestigious awards, which honor excellence in teaching

Concord, NH – Granite State College (GSC) has announced the recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Awards, which celebrate excellence in teaching. This year’s honorees are Dr. Barbara Krol-Sinclair (right top photo) and Carrie Gendreau (right bottom photo).

Faculty award winners exemplify an impeccable standard of excellence by sharing their knowledge in a challenging and supportive learning environment, demonstrating dedication to the life of the mind and inspiring lifelong learning in their students.

The Awards were presented on May 16 at the Grappone Center in Concord and the two recipients will be honored as part of the platform party during the College’s June 13 commencement ceremonies.

“Barbara Krol-Sinclair and Carrie Gendreau are highly accomplished in their respective fields, and teach with dedication and inspiration,” said Laurie Quinn, associate dean of academic affairs for faculty and curriculum. “They foster mutual respect, academic challenge and transformative learning at Granite State College.  Their students, faculty colleagues, and all of us at GSC are delighted to celebrate their contributions by presenting them with this year’s awards.”

Dr. Barbara Krol-Sinclair is Director of the Intergenerational Literacy Program, a family literacy program that operates through the Chelsea, MA Public Schools in collaboration with Boston University, where she is adjunct faculty. She has worked extensively in adult, secondary, and elementary education in a variety of schools and community education settings throughout the United States, Honduras and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dr. Krol-Sinclair, a resident of Melrose, MA, has authored and co-authored several publications in the area of home-school collaborations and family literacy, including two chapters released in 2010. She is a former chair of the International Reading Association’s Family Literacy Committee, is a member of the Massachusetts DESE Parent and Community Education and Involvement Advisory Council and is on the boards the Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium and the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Literacy. She has been a faculty member at Granite State College since 2003, primarily in the Manchester-Concord and Rochester-Portsmouth regions, and  teaches courses in education and literature.

Carrie Gendreau teaches Presentational, Small Group and Interpersonal Communication courses for Granite State College's Conway Region.  She holds an M.S. in Human Services/Organizational Management from Springfield College.   Carrie was born and raised in Littleton, NH, where she currently lives with her husband Bill.

Gendreau is a Dale Carnegie Course Instructor and is owner and trainer of The Training Connection. She is a Marketing Representative for Farm-Way (Bradford, VT) and owner of Emma & Co. Consignment Boutique. She is the contributing author and editor of Wit and Wisdom from the Front Porch and contributing author of Trainer’s Warehouse Book of Games.

Granite State College is one of the four University System of New Hampshire institutions and serves over 3,500 students statewide and beyond. GSC proudly delivers practical and relevant education in the classroom and online, offering associate and bachelor degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education and a variety of transfer opportunities. GSC is committed to empowering and educating students throughout New Hampshire.