HARRINGTON COLLEGE OF DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER RYAN KAPP GARNERS THE 2006 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
December 02, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsHARRINGTON COLLEGE OF DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER RYAN KAPP GARNERS THE 2006 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Chicago, IL – Harrington College of Design faculty member, Ryan Kapp, was one of eight faculty members, representing various disciplines across Career Education Corporation (CEC) schools, recently honored with the highest award given by CEC.
Finalists were selected based on an application evaluating four areas: engaging students, quality teaching and learning, monitoring student progress and leadership. Outside experts judged and selected the winners. Previously, only one winner was selected from the finalists, but the award was expanded to honor the very best faculty in each of the eight areas: business, computer design, culinary, design, general education, health, online and technology.
Kapp is the Program Coordinator of the Foundations Department at Harrington, where he teaches introductory level design classes and oversees the development of the first year design curriculum. His paintings have been exhibited around the country and his graphic work frequently appears in a broad range of media. Originally from Columbus, OH, Kapp moved to Chicago in 2000 to attend Northwestern University where he completed his Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting in 2002. He began teaching at Harrington shortly thereafter.
“It was an honor to receive this prestigious award,” stated Kapp. “I believe creating a positive learning experience boils down to making a connection with each individual in the class. I do this by treating the students as designers, rather than students of design, and by offering them honesty and respect they deserve as human beings.”
About Harrington College
Harrington College of Design, committed to creating the next generation of design professionals to lead and serve the global community, is a four-year college that offers flexible scheduling for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design or Digital Photography and a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design. Founded in 1931, the college celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Located at 200 W. Madison St., Harrington seeks to foster an environment that maximizes students’ intellectual and artistic potential. The majority of the faculty is practicing interior designers, architects, photographers and fine art professionals. Harrington is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Harrington is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Harrington is recognized as a private college by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The College is authorized by that board to confer baccalaureate and associate degrees. The bachelor of fine arts degree program in interior design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly known as the Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research (FIDER).
For more information, call 312.939.4975 or visit www.harringtoncollege.com.
About Career Education Corporation
The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career Education Corporation (CEC) family offer high quality education to more than 100,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. The 80-plus campuses that serve these students are located throughout the U. S., Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates and offer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs. Approximately one third of students attend the web-based virtual campuses of American InterContinental University Online and Colorado Technical University Online.
Career Education is an industry leader whose gold-standard brands are recognized globally. Those brands include, among others, the Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America; the Harrington College of Design; the Brooks Institute of Photography; the Katharine Gibbs Schools; American InterContinental University and Colorado Technical University. The mission of CEC, through its schools, its educators, and its employees is education—their primary goal, to enable students to graduate successfully and pursue rewarding careers.
For more information see www.careered.com. The company's website also has a detailed listing of individual campus locations and web links for its 80-plus colleges, schools and universities.
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