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Collin College Professor Receives National Honor

Collin College Professor Receives National Honor

April 16, 2007 - Collin College Professor Rosemary Karr of Plano was honored with the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Award for Outstanding Service to Developmental Education Students.

The award recognizes a NADE member with a strong and diverse record of service to students and the developmental education profession.

"I am humbled by this recognition for what is more like play than work. I am fortunate to have a job where I so thoroughly enjoy my work," Dr. Karr said.

Professor Karr has taught developmental mathematics at Collin College full time since 1990.

Prior to working at Collin College, she was a tenured faculty member at Eastern Kentucky University.

Dr. Karr holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in mathematics education from Eastern Kentucky University. She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of North Texas.

"Higher level mathematics must be built on a strong foundation. I celebrate the fact that I love to work with developmental mathematics students," Dr. Karr said.

"This is an exciting time in developmental education where we have the opportunity and encouragement to develop new programs and innovative approaches to teaching," she said.

Dr. Karr has been active in NADE. She served for more than six years in various positions on the state level. She was installed as the president-elect of the national organization in March at the conference in Nashville, Tenn.

To be eligible for the NADE award, nominees must have spent approximately half or more of their career serving developmental education through teaching and/or administration for a minimum of five years. The award is based on the nominee's record of service and recognition by others. Recipients of the award must be endorsed by their state chapter.

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