Lead TF Mike Green is a semifinalist for NFF honors

Lead TF and senior offensive lineman Mike Green is one of the semifinalists for the National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Awards, and in particular the 2013 William V. Cambell Trophy. This award is presented to the top-scholar athlete in collegiate football.

Green is one of 170 nominees and he is one of 39 nominees with a GPA of 3.8 or higher. In addition to the GPA requirement, the award requires nominees to be an outstanding football player as well as demonstrated excellent leadership and citizenship abilities. The NFF Awards committee with choose up to 16 recipients and will make the award announcement on Thursday, October 31.

Say hello to the new Lead TF’s!

Next year’s Lead Teaching Fellows have just been hired, and they’re already getting excited about next year. Here’s a little information about them to help you get to know them better!

Ana Garcia: Architecture

Ana is an Architecture major who is interested in Urban Planning, and specifically in sustainable community development methods that target developing countries. She is also an EMT, an RA, and a Student Athletic Trainer who participates in the Architecture Society. Ana says that as a new LTF, she is most excited about getting to know the TFs of other departments and learning about how other departments work.

Michael Green: Physics

New Lead TF Michael Green helps a student during his Physics TF hours.

New Lead TF Michael Green helps a student during his Physics TF hours.

Michael is a Math major who is interested in probability and statistics and hopes to go into a career in one of those fields, perhaps as an actuary. On campus, he plays football, is a Senior Resident Assistant, and tutors for Calculus. Talking about his new position, Mike said, “I am most excited about being able to mentor other Teaching Fellows as a Lead Teaching Fellow next year, and to be able to help them to improve their teaching skills in order to become better Teaching Fellows. I look forward to working one-on-one with the Teaching Fellows that I am responsible for in order to teach them about my insights on how students learn best.” Continue reading