Social Work Lecturer is recipient of UTSA’s distinguished award for teaching excellence


Derek Plantenga, Social Work senior lecturer is recipient of the UTSA President's Distinguished Award for Teaching Excellence.

This award recognizes, encourages, and awards superior classroom teachers who possess pervasive caring, communication skills, and commitment to the learning process.  Derek acknowledges his responsibility in motivating his students and assuring the relationship of the subject matter and attitude toward the total development of the student. Awardees will be officially recognized at an awards ceremony on April 13, 2017 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom with simulcast to the Downtown Campus in the Meeting Assembly Room (BV 1.338)

Congratulations, Derek!

(photo credit:  Cindy Perez) (from left to right:  College of Public Policy Dean Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, Social Work Senior Lecturer Derek Plantenga, Social Work Department Chair and Professor Dr. Martell Teasley)