story by Claire Miller
This semester, graduate student Marcel Lima has been focused primarily on his dissertation and teaching classes in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. So much so that he initially thought the e-mail congratulating him on being a 2021 departmental award recipient was just another assignment he needed to complete.
“I was in such a getting-things-done mode that it took me a while to understand what the selection meant,” he said. “I was very surprised and honored.”
Lima will receive the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award at the College of Education & Human Development’s Honors Day Ceremony on April 22.
The award is given annually to a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology and Health who serves as an instructor in KH courses that require planning, instruction and grading. The recipient is also an active participant in the KH GTA mentoring program and demonstrates excellence in teaching.
“It sounds a little cheesy, but I feel recognized for my efforts in being an educator who aims to have a positive impact on my students,” he said about his recognition.
For more information about this year’s Honors Day recipients, click here.