Orange City, Iowa — A professor of accounting at Northwestern College, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.
Vonda Post was honored during the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday morning (May 8th).
The award is administered by a selection committee made up of Student Government Association members and Honors Program students. The committee chose Ross Bouma, instructor in kinesiology, and Dr. Chris Nonhof, assistant professor of education and English, as finalists along with Post.
The major factor used in selecting the award winner is evidence of strong teaching ability, according to Northwestern officials. The committee looks at faculty vitae, service reports and course evaluations in addition to the comments of nominators.
Post joined Northwestern’s business and economics faculty in 1992 after having served as the college’s comptroller and having earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of South Dakota. The 1988 Northwestern College graduate is a CPA with experience in both public and private accounting.