Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Movement Science receives Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award
Jeremy Sibold honored
- By Sara White Buscher
Jeremy Sibold has received the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award for his capacity to engage and animate, motivate and challenge students in the learning process as both a teacher and advisor. The award also underscores his commitment to innovative instruction and the honoring of cultural diversity.
Given in memory of former Registrar and Dean of Administration Robert H. Kroepsch and his wife, UVM alumnus and teacher Ruth M. Kroepsch, the Kroepsch-Maurice Award recognizes select faculty for their commitment to instructional distinction. The award also honors Ruth’s mother, Mary L. Maurice and her father, Walter C. Maurice, who was a teacher.
Teaching provides an opportunity to do what he loves, Sibold said.
“The classroom is a sanctuary for me. It is where I am most comfortable and most rewarded, professionally speaking. I get to accompany the students on their journey into their careers . . . that really is a privilege. It is a gift to get to do what we do as teachers. The obligation is huge, but the reward is even bigger.”
Receiving the award was also moving evidence of Sibold’s belief that teaching is a true calling.
“I work with a lot of colleagues who are just as good a teacher, if not better than I, so to have been recognized is deeply meaningful to me because teaching is such a part of who I am,” he said.
Sibold was among four faculty members recognized at a reception hosted by the Provost’s Office in Waterman Manor on November 1, 2012.
Other award recipients included School of Engineering Professor Dryver Huston, Political Science Associate Professor Lisa Holmes, and English lecturer Angela Patten. Each honoree received $1,000.