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UCLA Extension honors Arc+ID instructor Judith Corona with the 2014 Distinguished Instructor Award

Established in 2006, the Distinguished Instructor Award recognizes exemplary teaching, professional knowledge and standing, and outstanding commitment to students. This award celebrates the best of our instructors, promotes excellence, and acknowledges your personal role in supporting UCLA Extension’s important educational and public service goals. The awards ceremony took place last night at the Covel Commons auditorium at UCLA.

Only 12 individuals were selected across all the disciplines at UCLA Extension to receive this year’s award. Judith Corona was one of them–and it was well deserved!

Congratulations Judith! We are honored to have you as our instructor!

Corona, JudithArc+ID instructor, Judith Corona, was honored with the 2014 Distinguished Instructor Award.

Judith holds an MFA in visual artist and maintains an art studio in Malibu. She has exhibited in the U.S. and Europe and directed many art and architecture study tours abroad. Among other professional achievements, Ms. Corona received a Studio Artist Fellowship from The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She received the UCLA Extension Arts Department Instructor of the Year Award in 1993 and 2001.

What students are saying:

“Judith makes color theory completely fascinating. Her lectures on the physics of color and the psychology of color, in combination with anecdotal examples and slideshow depictions of how color has been used in interior design throughout history, provided a comprehensive and multifaceted introduction to the topic. The creative philosophies she imparts (‘design is a process’ and ‘trust the method’) consistently resonate in this and other classes.”

“Judith is an amazing instructor. She is strict and picky but she really cares that every student invests as much effort as possible into his or her work and does the best she or he possibly can. She carefully checked each work and discussed it with us, she was helpful in making suggestions how to improve certain aspect of our work, but she never been pushy or disrespectful to our views and tastes. I am very happy with the instructor and from now on I decided to take each class that Judith teaches at UCLA Extension.”

Want to take a class with this amazing instructor? Search courses taught by Judith CoronaRegister before classes fill up!

UCLA Extension Honors Arc_ID Instructor, Katherine Fern, with 2012 Distinguished Instructor Award

May 18, 2012

Joe Fern, Dean Cathy Sandeen, and Katherine Fern at the awards ceremony.

Los Angeles, CA

Last night, UCLA Extension honored 16 instructors for teaching with exemplary dedication and consistent excellence, for developing real-world curricula and for mentoring working adults and international students who seek continued professional education from one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive continuing education providers.

The Distinguished Instructor Awards were presented to working professionals involved in such current-day and growing fields as environmental compliance, crisis communications and public relations, accounting principles, interior design, social media marketing and electrical engineering.

2012 Distinguished Instructor Award

Kat Fern, ASID, IDEC

Arc_ID instructor, Katherine Fern, was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Instructor Award. Kat is a graduate of our interior design program and holds a BA from UCLA.

She has served as Faculty Advisor for the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter, Arc_ID 2007  CIDA Accreditation review committee member, and 2011-2012 ASID Los Angeles Chapter President-Elect.

Kat is also the recipient of UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Outstanding Instructor Award 2007 and ASID National Faculty Advisor of the Year 2010. She has over 15 years experience as an interior designer and extensive experience in financial and business management.

“Instructors honored this year include those who have been teaching at UCLA for more than 20 years, are respected among their peers nationally and internationally, develop curricula that meet or exceed the needs of companies or are well published,” said Cathy Sandeen, Dean of UCLA Extension and Continuing Education.  “And, like all of our instructor force of more than 2,500, these professionals offer real-world networking and career insights.”

Congratulations, Kat!

Want to find out what all the hype is about? Kat will be returning again this Summer to teach Business Strategies and Project Management. Register before classes fill up!