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Champene Earns Meramec Faculty Lecture Award

Aaron Champene, professor of philosophy at Meramec. Aaron has been selected to receive the 2024 Meramec Faculty Lecture Award.

Aaron ChampeneThis award is given to a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in instruction, enthusiasm for teaching in the community college and evidence of concern for community college students. 

Champene will deliver a lecture that conveys the mission and role of the community college to an aspect of American society, national or local at the general opening session for the spring semester in January 2024.

Champene is committed to professional growth and to the discipline of philosophy. He communicates that knowledge in an engaging way. As a gifted teacher that shines in the classroom, he has made his students' success a personal priority and makes sure that they participate in learning and are truly engaged. The techniques he uses are especially helpful for students with multiple learning styles. These efforts clearly illustrate that he goes above and beyond in terms of helping his students learn. 

Champene has been at the College since spring 2011 and regularly teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics and Logic. During his tenure, he has served as the general education coordinator, the honors coordinator and chair of the Meramec Faculty Senate. He won the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016. Champene also serves as a member of the Committee on Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges for the American Philosophical Association. He has published and presented papers on epistemology, ethics and philosophical pedagogy. 

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