August 29, 2012
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FRCC Art History Faculty Honored as Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Heidi Cordova Strang, art history faculty at Front Range Community College’s campus in Westminster, has been named the Colorado Higher Education Art Educator of the Year.

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Heidi Cordova Strang

The honor recognizes that Strang has served “the art education community for the last two decades with an incredible amount of energy and passion. Noted for the vibrancy with which she delivers her instruction, she daily engages her students, breathing life into art history with a finesse that few possess.”

The Colorado Art Education Association chose to honor Strang because she “is the epitome of a student-oriented teacher, compassionate, intelligent, outspoken and driven, with the needs of her students always in the forefront of her mind. Her impact on students’ lives and their learning can be seen in their love and loyalty for her as an art educator and human being.”

Strang earned a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado-Denver.

A former colleague wrote in nomination, “She is that rare, energetic and enthusiastic ally of students. She is the mentor we, as art educators in higher education, often wish we could mirror and model. She is the reflection of that special teacher we had as a student – the sage who was instrumental in focusing our desired to continue to embrace the arts.”

Strang will receive the award at the Colorado Art Education Association fall conference in October.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

Comments:

August 29, 2012 John S

Congratulations, Dr. Strang, you’re a great teacher!

September 02, 2012 Heather

Congratulations Dr Strang! You Are Amazing!

September 05, 2012 James W

Dr.Strang, you are simply amazing and quite the energetic character in class! You make coming to class enjoyable, kudos!!

September 16, 2012 Richard Ruybal III

Well Deserved!! Thanks to you Heidi I have a desire to visit the places of the Arts. I am blessed to have had such a wonderful instructor in my time at FRCC. I still remember artists and randomly share my knowledge with others as I go along my life, its exciting to know you helped me to learn and retain knowledge of Our worlds Art History.