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'Cincy' Magazine Recognizes WC Trio for Teaching Excellence

Cincinnati Business Publication Recognized Sharon Sims, Sylvia Stevens and Bill Kincaid

April 5, 2012

Two Wilmington College faculty members earned kudos for their teaching prowess and an administrator received praise for her focus upon student learning in the April issue of Cincy, the Magazine for Business Professionals.

The publication recognized Sharon Sims, professor of health and physical education; Sylvia Stevens, associate vice president for external programs; and Bill Kincaid, professor of mathematics.

They were among the college and university personnel singled out from Cincinnati area colleges and universities.

Stevens, who also teaches courses in the humanities and business areas, was described as an “innovative, dynamic and challenging” teacher, according to Iris Kelsen, vice president for external programs.

“Her classes are enlivened by her dedication to the College’s mission, her profound intellectual competence and her extensive international experiences,” she added. “Known by all our students, she is sought out by them as adviser and mentor.

“Also, faculty and administrators recognize her tireless service, dedication, insight and creativity as a committee and community member.”

Stevens has twice been awarded the Cincinnati Branches’ “Outstanding Teacher Award.

During Sims’ 34 years at WC, she has taught health and physical education curriculum courses, required physical education activity classes and coached five sports: volleyball for four years, women’s basketball for 13 years, men’s and women’s swimming for two years and women’s golf for 10 years.
She is an LPGA Class “A” Teaching and Club Professional and was named to the Top 50 Honorable Mention Golf Teachers for U.S. Kids Golf.

Cincy magazine highlighted her out for a special feature that included a photo and brief interview. Sims noted that, even though she had vast coaching experience, “Until I arrived at golf, there was another level of coaching that I didn’t understand.”

This spring, she will present her own series of golf skills games to the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Boston.

Kincaid has been a member of the mathematics faculty for 43 years. His specialty areas are geometrics and algebra.

He is the recipient of a Sears-Roebuck Teaching Excellence Award and has been a Fulbright Lecturer at Iceland University. He spent a faculty sabbatical teaching at Dine’ College in Tsaile, Ariz.