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eLearning's Dr. Cobb Receives Excellence in Education Award


October 28, 2013 - Dr. Kathy Cobb, the eLearning Provost at Eastern Florida State College, has received the Thomas E. Gamble Excellence in Education for Economic Development Award for her work in the rapidly growing field of online studies.

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Dr. Kathy Cobb

The award is presented by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast to honor educators for their dedication and innovation in serving students and promoting economic growth.

It’s named after former Eastern Florida president Dr. Thomas Gamble, who led the college into the era of online education. He died in 2006.

EDC officials praised Cobb, saying her decades of service in higher education to Brevard County residents “have made a difference in our community.”

“It’s a great honor to receive this award, especially since Dr. Gamble was the president of Eastern Florida State College when the virtual campus was created,” said Cobb. “He was the one who had the confidence to select me to oversee this emerging educational environment. I think he would be proud of what we have been able to accomplish.”

Cobb joined the college in 1992 as an associate professor and has served in numerous positions, including provost of the Titusville and Melbourne campuses. Her work in online learning began in 1999.

Cobb received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stetson University in 1981 and a law degree from the Stetson College of Law in 1983.