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EFSC Announces Newest Distinguished Educator Honoree

August 11, 2022 - Eastern Florida State College Associate Professor Tony Akers was honored Thursday with the college's 2022 Distinguished Educator Award.

Akers has been a full-time faculty member teaching communications courses since 2006 and has been active in the college's shared governance committees.

two men with ceremonial $1500 check
Dr. Randy Fletcher and Dr. Tony Akers

He currently serves as chair of EFSC's Academic Council, working with faculty peers to evaluate and recommend courses and curriculum to the college for addition and revision.

Dr. Randy Fletcher, V.P., Academic and Student Affairs and Chief Learning Officer, announced the honor at the Fall Term Welcome Back event for college faculty held at the King Center for the Performing Arts.

"Professor Akers is a very dedicated online instructor and has successfully completed the rigorous Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate," said Fletcher.

"He serves as a model instructor for our Eastern Florida Online faculty."

Akers earned a master’s degree in English and Philosophy from Murray State University and currently teaches courses in the English and Humanities disciplines.

Nominations for the prestigious Distinguished Educator award are made by faculty, staff and currently enrolled students.

The honor includes a $1,500 award, funded through the generosity of donors to the Eastern Florida State College Foundation.