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CSI Faculty Awards for Excellence

Release Date: Thursday 2019-05-16

TWIN FALLS – Each year at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Commencement Ceremonies the CSI
Foundation and Associated Students proudly salute outstanding faculty with Faculty Excellence Awards. The
2018-2019 recipients are Kim Prestwich and Candace Boesiger.

Prestwich, who has been with CSI for 20+ years and has held many roles during that time, was announced as
the Academic Faculty winner. It has been the art of teaching that has given her the opportunity to grow as an
educator and as a person. She continually overhauls her courses to fit the changing needs and preferences of
students in today's quickly changing environment. She focuses on critical thinking, creativity, curiosity,
problem solving, understanding connections, embracing ambiguity and global competency - all traits that are
universally desired by employers. Her students said she, "made class a very fun and safe environment to dig
deeper into who they were as individuals and what brings joy and meaning to their lives." She made the, "class
go beyond a few credits and made it become a part of our lives."

Boesiger was announced as the Career-Technical Faculty winner. She loves students and she has learned that
the longer she teaches the more she realizes that there is so much more learning that can take place if she looks
past the problems and questions at the end of each chapter. She now adds multiple projects to accompany the
basic work thereby assisting her students in learning real-world challenges and solutions. She engages at CSI in
projects outside her classroom by participating and presenting at conferences and working on a committee with
other professors to bring Inclusive Access textbooks to campus in the near future. Her students said they were,
"incredibly grateful," that Candace came into their lives at the end of a very tough journey and that, "through
her encouragement and guidance," the class felt, "ready for tomorrow's challenges and opportunities".

Again, congratulations to these amazing faculty members!


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             Kim Prestwich                                                                     Candace Boesinger


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