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Long-Time Associate Professor of ESL Christina Cavage Receives Lindback Award

June 25, 2008

Christina Cavage of Absecon, associate professor and department chair of English as a second language at Atlantic Cape Community College, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award during the May 29 commencement.

Cavage, who's originally from Ohio, has been teaching at ACCC for 16 years.  "I'm still in shock," Cavage said. "I am also very, very honored."

The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia endows the award to teachers at certain colleges and universities in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The award, in existence for more than 40 years, comes with a stipend of $4,000. Atlantic Cape Community College was honored to be added to the list of institutions to award this honor in 2001.

ACCC awards the Lindback to strong teachers who have contributed significantly to the education of the students; a person who is a role model, who stands out, whose accessibility to students, high standards, openness to new ideas and new ways of teaching serve as an example for others in the scholarly community. ACCC honors one faculty member with the award at commencement each spring.

Past honorees include: 2007, Marilyn Malerba Keiner, associate professor, paralegal studies; 2006, Ethel "Effie" Russell, professor, English; 2005, Dr. Louise Kaplan, professor, anthropology and bioethics; 2004, Richard Benner, assistant professor of philosophy and religion; 2003, Donna Albano, assistant professor of hospitality management; and 2002, Regina Van Epps, assistant professor of English.