Laurie Tulloch, Emeritus selection committee chair presents an Emeritus award to retired psychology instructor John Marton.

North Island College hands out pair of Emeritus awards

John Marton, psychology instructor at Comox Valley campus, one of two recipients

North Island College recognized two outstanding faculty members for excellence in teaching, research and service and their dedication to students, with a prestigious Emeritus designation.

John Marton and Derek Hanebury received Emeritus awards last week at the Comox Valley campus.

Marton taught psychology at NIC’s Comox Valley campus from 1993 to 2015 where he strived to improve students’ critical thinking skills.

“John is a trailblazer and the legacy he leaves for applied research at the college is incredible,” said John Bowman, NIC president. “It is our honour to celebrate his Emeritus designation.”

Marton’s dedication led to Canada’s first federally funded applied research involving paid NIC students. The achievement paved the way for additional grants and, in later years, NIC’s Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation.

“John was very invested in engaging and supporting NIC student success in community-based applied research projects,” said Bill McConnell, NIC psychology instructor. “These initiatives gave NIC a significant national profile in applied research.”

Hanebury also received 2018 Emeritus status for 29 years of outstanding contributions to teaching and research excellence at NIC’s Port Alberni campus.

An Emeritus designation provides retired staff and faculty an opportunity to continue involvement with the college after retirement, providing access to NIC facilities and services as well as participation in mentorship, research, strategic direction and scholarship activities.

Faculty, support and administrative staff nominate their peers and are selected by NIC’s president and senior leadership team. To be eligible, recipients must have worked at NIC for at least 10 years, demonstrate teaching, service or research excellence and contribute significantly to student success or the educational community.

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