​Dr. Win Htwe, Physical Science faculty at Spoon River College, was this year’s recipient of the H. Truman Standard Award for teaching excellence. It was presented to Dr. Htwe by President Oldfield during the college’s 61st Commencement held May 12 at the Canton Campus.

“Besides teaching excellence, this award recognizes meritorious service to the institution and displaying the College’s core values of caring, respect, integrity, fairness, and responsibility,” said Oldfield

Students who nominated Dr. Htwe for the award often mentioned the same qualities that they admired in him; his intelligence and knowledge of his subject matter and his ability to make it understandable, the respect he shows to all students and his willingness to help them succeed, and his positive attitude. “Win is the best teacher I have ever had and one of the smartest and most interesting people I have ever met. He’s very energetic and comes to every class with a smile on his face. He inspires us,” his nominators wrote.

Dr. Htwe began teaching at Spoon River College in the fall of 1994.

Photo credit Sha Lyn Photography.

Dr. Win Htwe