Southern Arizona ACS
Mr. Duane DeSpain is the recipient of the 2020 College Educator Award.
Mr. DeSpain exhibits all the characteristics one expects to see in a quality college educator. He effectively employs the tools of an interactive classroom and is constantly working to improve the curriculum. He readily and effectively collaborated with his fellow instructors and has been a leader on the Eastern Arizona campus. His colleagues, all attest to this collegiality and his students to his effectiveness in his ability to motivate them to succeed. The Southern Arizona Local Section of ACS is pleased to make this award of $1,000.
The College Educator Award is an award to recognize the outstanding teaching of chemistry that occurs in our Southern Arizona community colleges.