CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 4, 2008 â€”Dan Erickson of General Communications was recently named NSCA Universityâ€™s Educator of the Year. Erickson received NSCAâ€™s top education award based on student feedback from his course, â€œNetworking Issues that Impact AV Integrators and Designers,â€ which he taught for the College of System Design during NSCA University at InfoComm 08.
Winners are determined based on evaluations completed by students participating in NSCA University courses. Instructors are evaluated on areas such as topic knowledge, engagement with students, and topic relevance. NSCA will recognize the 2008 recipients at the annual NSCA Member Meeting and Industry Forum as well as the Presidentâ€™s Reception at InfoComm 09.
Additionally, individual Instructors of the Year were awarded for each college within the University. Recipients include:
â€¢ Karl Rosenberg, Extron Electronics, College of Technical Knowledge, for his course, â€œAspect Ratios: Why are there so many?â€
â€¢ David Marsh, Pelton Marsh Kinsella (PMK), College of System Design, for his course, â€œSound Reinforcement Design.â€
â€¢ Marc Forman, Alarm Electronics & Communications, College of System Sales, for his course, â€œBetter Ways to Estimate Your Projects.â€
â€¢ Brad Nelson, System Solutions Northwest Inc., College of Business, for his course, â€œTop 10 Reasons Your Company May Fail and How to Fix Them.â€
â€¢ Ben Wilson, Wilson Engineering & Surveying, College of Project Management, for his course, â€œOperation Best Practices for Project Managers.â€
"We are pleased to have an outstanding community of instructors who help NSCA build better integrators," said Chuck Wilson, executive director of NSCA. "They provide students with information to perform better on the job site and in the work place, and also help them further their individual goals."
"Being able to work with the fresh faces of the industry and continue to learn from my industry peers is an advantage to being an instructor," said Dan Erickson, vice-president at General Communications in Manassas, Virginia. "In an environment where interactive learning is essential to the success of the next generation of our industry, it is an honor to receive this recognition."
NSCA University is the educational institution for commercial electronic systems professionals, offering a wide variety of courses. From entry-level technician classes to professional project management training, NSCA University gives industry professionals the expertise they need to advance their careers or your businesses. Courses are developed by industry experts and designed for technicians, installers, managers, sales representatives and executives. NSCA University courses are available both online and in person throughout the year at industry and regional events.