Orton Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching


University President Barbara Dixon (left) congratulates H. Marie Orton (right) on receiving the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

H. Marie Orton, associate professor of Italian, received special recognition at the 2007 Governor’s Outstanding Teacher Award luncheon recently in Columbia, Mo. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education hosted the luncheon.

Coordinating Board for Higher Education Chair Kathryn Swann presented the awards to the honorees. Orton was one of the outstanding faculty members, each representing a Missouri college or university, to be recognized for her commitment to excellent education for Missouri citizens. Orton was chosen for her effective teaching, innovative course design and delivery, effective advising, service to the institutional community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.

Orton began her career at Truman in 2000. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and both her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago. She also received Truman’s Educator of the Year Award in the spring of 2006.
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