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
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.”