The Commitment to Education Award is designed to recognize the outstanding efforts of a member of an ACCSC-accredited school’s staff who is providing outstanding contributions in support of the school’s mission, its students, and the community that it serves. In recognizing the inaugural award winner, the Commission considered many factors, including efforts put forth on behalf of students to improve the quality of education the school and the facilitation of partnerships within the employment community on behalf of students and graduates.
2014 Commitment to education award
Ohio Center for Broadcasting, Valley View Ohio
Mark Quinn serves as Internship/Student Services Coordinator as well as an Instructor at Ohio Center for Broadcasting and his efforts as an educator have not only greatly expanded students’ experiences and opportunities in the broadcasting industry, but have helped individual students to develop to their fullest potential. Throughout his tenure with the school, Mark has developed relationships that allow students to put their abilities to use in corporate environments and created a Premium Externship Program that allows students to work, via the school, on long term projects with corporate, community, and nonprofit partners. Mark’s contributions as an instructor have revolutionized OCB’s web content curriculum, leading to the creation of a Learning Management System that meets the needs of students with a variety of learning styles and challenges. Students describe Mark’s methods as not only the best learning tools for the field of broadcasting, but also fun and exciting.