Daniel Foor, an instructor at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio, was presented with the 2016 NACAT Education Foundation New Teacher Award during the 43rd annual NACAT conference.
Foor is currently in his fourth year of teaching at Columbus State Community College. His department chair, Dr. Andrew A. Rezin, provided a rousing narrative on Foor's tireless efforts to continuously enhance student offerings by using his industry experience to help increase classroom involvement. Rezin stated, "Danny's work with TechLINK has exceeded all of our expectations many times over. He is currently actively working with more than 135 employers in our area and all of our students. He has made great strides to intentionally arrange placements that match the skills and personalities of the students and shops. In addition, through his tireless efforts with area employers, he has inspired several of them to substantially raise their involvement and commitment to the college and to our program."
Laura Lyons, the NACAT Education Foundation Chairperson of the Board, said of Foor’s achievement, “Daniel was a stand-out applicant for the NACAT Education Foundation New Teacher Award. His application was the most well documented I have seen. He went above and beyond, because he wanted his students to see that he does as he teaches them they should do. The attention to detail within the application and supporting materials was outstanding. His dedication to education was evident through his work with the TechLINK program, planning of career pathways, and his dedicated teaching. It was a privilege to be able to present him with the award.”
The annual NACAT Education Foundation New Teacher award provides $250 toward NACAT Conference registration and $1000 toward the attendee’s expenses. Funds are disbursed at the banquet after the winner has participated in conference activities.