Students singled out two College of Arts and Sciences faculty for the Outstanding Faculty Award this past spring. Troy Comeau, profesor of broadcasting, and Aesha John, assistant professor of social work, were honored at Apple Day ceremonies in March.
Comeau, a member of the PSU faculty since 1998, said he discovered his drive to teach while pursuing his master’s degree from PSU in 1997.
“When I started my graduate degree, I had an opportunity to teach as a graduate assistant,” he said. “The first time I saw the lights go on in the students’ eyes, when I could really tell they were learning something, was the moment I knew I wanted to teach.”
John, in her third year at PSU, has long been driven to educate students of all ages.
“I’ve always taught, for as long as I can remember,” she said. “I taught in a grade school in India. I taught at a special school in India. When I moved to the U.S., it seemed like the natural choice to keep teaching. My two years at PSU have made me feel that it was the correct choice for me.”
“It’s always nice to be honored by the students,” Comeau said. “We have such outstanding faculty here at Pittsburg State, and I’m very proud to be among them. This is really a double honor.”