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William C. Yockey Assessment Awards

Last updated December 02, 2020

The family of the late Dr. William C. Yockey, a 1949 Morningside graduate and a chemistry professor at the college for more than 30 years, established the annual Dr. William C. Yockey Assessment Awards in his name. The Yockey Awards recognize outstanding efforts to improve student learning at Morningside. A $3,500 cash prize is included for each of the two Course Assessment Awards and $3,000 in professional development funds for the program recipient of the Programmatic Assessment Award. 

Course Assessment Award Recipients (formerly Distribution and Flag Assessment Awards)

Dr. Jessica LaPaglia - General Psychology
Dr. Anni Moore - Microbiology

Dr. Valerie Hennings - Mock Trial
Dr. Jessica Pleuss - Lifespan Development
Dr. Dianna Sorenson - Healthcare Policy, Legislation, and Economics

Dr. Shannon Claxton - Elementary Probability and Statistics
Dr. Dharma Jairam -  Interpreting and Reporting Educational Research
Dr. Jessica LaPaglia - Cognitive Psychology and Lab

Dr. Lindsey Dutler - Quality, Safety, and Informatics
Dr. Marilyn Eastman - Principles of Marketing
Dr. Anthony Kern & Dr. Alden Stout - Genetics

Programmatic Assessment Award Recipients
- Applied Agricultural and Food Studies
2018 - Teacher Intern

2017 - Graduate Education
2016 - Education
2015 - Business Administration
2014 - History
2013 - Political Science
2012 - English
2011 - Nursing


Distribution and Flag Assessment Award Recipients

Dr. Geoff Harkness - Introduction to Sociology
Dr. Marty Knepper - Classical Mythology and Literature
Dr. Jessica LaPaglia - Experimental Psychology and Lab

Dr. Patrick McKinlay - American Government
Dr. Christopher Spicer - Mathematical Understanding and Reasoning
Dr. Alden Stout - Introduction to Ethics

Dr. Gregory Guelcher - 20th Century World
Dr. Chad Leugers - Principles of Biology
Dr. Jessica Pleuss - Child and Adolescent Psychology
Dr. Kimberly Christopherson - Experimental Psychology Lab
Dr. Brenda Mammenga - Mathematical Understanding and Reasoning
Dr. Patrick McKinlay - Introduction to International Relations
Dr. Greg Guelcher - Asian Civilization
Dr. Rachel Robson - Principles of Biology II
Team (Regina Bade, Dr. Mike Calvillo, Dr. Chris Spicer) - Elementary Stats and Probability