Marsha D’Angelo receives Western U.S. and Canada Teaching Excellence Award

Thu, May 4, 2017

Want to know what excellent teaching looks like? Look no further than Marsha D’Angelo.

An applied communications and public relations instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), D’Angelo was recently recognized with a Teaching Excellence Award for Western United States and Western Canada. She beat candidates from 12 U.S. states, B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and all three Canadian territories.

D’Angelo was selected by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.

“Marsha is a much in-demand and respected instructor,” said Wayne Tebb, KPU’s school of business dean. “In her time at KPU, she has demonstrated passionate dedication to her teaching.”

D’Angelo is working with her department to develop KPU’s first minor in professional communications, and was recently recognized by KPU’s Board of Governors with the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions to student learning.

“I’m honoured to be recognized for my teaching by ACBSP,” said D’Angelo. “I work hard to ensure my course content is current, relevant and engaging with plenty of opportunities for students to apply the communications and public relations skills most in demand by today’s employers.”

As a regional winner, D’Angelo is now in the running for the International Teaching Excellence Award, which will be announced in late June at the ACBSP Conference in California.

-Tatiana Tomljanovic

ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP,, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP is the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting, and business-related programs at all degree levels. ACBSP currently has 1,200+ member campuses in 60 countries. Of those campuses, 956 have achieved accreditation and more than 157 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 13,000. 

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