Campus Winner
Month: September 2017


Institution Faculty/Staff of the Month

School: University of Massachusetts Amherst Region: NEACURH
Nominee: Brokk Toggerson Nominator: Julia Cremin

On-Campus Population: 13500 Chapter Size: 50

Please explain the outstanding contributions of the nominee during the month of nomination

For the month of September, I would like to nominate Professor Toggerson. Through his teaching of Physics, he expresses his love and passion for science and the many ways it is changing the world. Sometimes in a big lecture class, it starts to feel like there is less of a connection with the professor, but Professor Toggerson tries his hardest to learn the name of each member of the class and to make the class an interactive experience. Even though team- based learning classes are often disliked by many, Physics is interesting due to the team aspects that lead to a better understanding of many difficult topics. I look forward to attending the class three times a week due to the intriguing demonstrations and collaborative activities. When we complete team projects, Professor Toggerson plays an active role in assisting the class with anything that may come up. He is always prepared for class and his positive attitude makes the class more enjoyable overall. I appreciate how much he cares about his students both in and out of the classroom. He also sent out an email in which he provided academic resources and more importantly mental health resources on campus. These issues are often overlooked by many and Professor Toggerson cares for the well being of his students. Overall, I think Professor Toggerson is a tremendously hardworking person and I think that he should be recognized for the awesome job he does each day.

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Date of entry into database: 2017-10-01 20:52:18

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