Communications Media faculty member Stephanie Keppich is being recognized by the
Center for Teaching Excellence for her work as the director of the Center for Media Production as well as for her mentorship role in the production of IUP football and basketball games.
The CTE Faculty Recognition Award serves to shine a spotlight on faculty members of the IUP community who have excelled in their commitment to their students and have exhibited excellence in teaching.
Of the seven possible categories, Keppich is receiving the Heiges-Lamberski Award for Experiential Education recognizing her work in teaching Digital Sports Production (COMM 360) and being the director for the CMPR. In COMM 360, Keppich facilitates and mentors students as they manage
a live sports production of football and basketball games. As director of the CMPR, Keppich trains students in media production to work with real world clients.
The CMPR produces all manner of media, from logo design to animation and commercials, still photography, audio recordings, and educational videos, just to name a few.
As the director, Keppich recruits qualified students to work on specific projects. She then pairs students with a graduate assistant and works with both to complete projects.
“It is my priority to allow students direct access to the client so they can get hands-on experience working with the customer,” said Keppich. “They gain knowledge of working with deadlines and meeting client expectations as well as managing time and juggling their school
work with the demands of the Center.”
Keppich will receive her award at the Center for Teaching Excellence Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.