Windt honored with 2012 Exemplary Teacher Award

Posted on: March 23, 2012

The United Methodist Church has awarded the spring 2012 Exemplary Teacher Award to Tennessee Wesleyan College's Dr. Nathan Windt, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music. Sponsored by the Division of Higher Education of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the award recognizes Windt for his contribution to his students and the academic community.

From Left: Dr. Harley Knowles, Dr. Nathan Windt and Dr. Suzanne Hine.

 

The United Methodist Church has awarded the spring 2012 Exemplary Teacher Award to Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Dr. Nathan Windt, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music. Sponsored by the Division of Higher Education of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the award recognizes Windt for his contribution to his students and the academic community.

 “I am overwhelmed,” said Windt after receiving the award certificate presented by TWC President Harley Knowles. “I am honored, pleased and surprised.”

Windt has been a professor of music at the college for four years and was nominated for this award by Dr. Suzanne Hine, vice president of academic affairs.

“Nathan is an extraordinary talent and a consummate professional,” said Hine. “He has taken Wesleyan’s music program to a level that has far exceeded my expectations. Students adore him and I couldn’t be prouder of what he has accomplished here. I nominated him because he absolutely deserves this award.”

President Knowles couldn’t be more thrilled to present Windt with the award he said.

“He’s a fantastic teacher and scholar,” said Dr. Knowles. “He does tremendous work at the college and shows a true commitment to his students.”

Along with the certificate, Windt will also receive a $500 check from the United Methodist Church, who awards the Exemplary Teacher Award to an individual that symbolizes the vital impact of pedagogy in the formation of leadership for the next generation.

“My students challenge me every day,” said Windt. “I love what I do and I’m very honored to receive this award.”