Melissa Stitt

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Professor Melissa Stitt, Associate Professor, Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), has been named a regional recipient of the 2020 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.

Melissa Stitt will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at the ACBSP Virtual Conference 2020, June 22-24. She will receive a crystal medallion and a $250 check.

Two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients will be announced at the virtual conference, one from a baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institution and one from an associate degree-granting institution. As a regional recipient, Melissa Stitt is now a candidate for the international award.

“Ms. Stitt has made a positive impression on me with her work ethic, her collegial manner, and her positive attitude,”said Mark Williams, Business Studies Chair, Community College of Baltimore County.

“These qualities are foremost in developing students who are engaged and developed. Her impact on students can be measured in how well students grasp the difficult content in her courses while providing positive feedback through course evaluations of her teaching.”

The ACBSP Associate Degree Commission established the International Teaching Excellence Award in 1995 to recognize outstanding classroom teachers. In 2002, the Baccalaureate Degree Commission created a similar award to recognize excellence in teaching at the baccalaureate/graduate degree level.

ACBSP is the only specialized body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching, open to application by the entire membership.

“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President and CEO.

“ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote, and recognize best practices that contribute to the continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal,” he stated.

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