Lane receives Student Choice Award

Melvonia Taylor, co-editor

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Jim Lane, Ph.D., professor of elementary education, was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Student Choice Award, Jan. 30.

“Each year, Columbia College Student Government Association (CCSGA) sponsors the Student Choice Award in which a faculty member is recognized for their outstanding work in and out of the classroom,” LaNae’ Briggs Budden, dean of students, said in an email to the Columbia College community.

Lane attained all four of his degrees from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and this is his 19th year as a professor of Columbia College.

Lane expressed his gratitude for the student nominations and the final votes.

He said becoming the recipient let him know “I touch people and students still connect with me.”

Lane hopes students take away from his classroom “a sense of valuing each student and understanding each student’s unique experience.”

He also wears safety pins every day because it reminds him of his commitment to keeping everyone safe.

“Make sure Columbia College is a safe place,” Lane said.

Other finalists were Adriene Oxley, professor of chemistry; Tandy McConnell, professor of history; and Marlee Marsh, professor of biology.

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