Barbara Schumacher, Betty Woodfill, and Imelda Umansor are this year’s San Jacinto College Minnie Stevens Piper (Schumacher) and Faculty and Staff Excellence Award recipients. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
Barbara Schumacher, Betty Woodfill, and Imelda Umansor have been recognized by San Jacinto College for their outstanding service to the institution and higher education.
Schumacher, a professor in the biology department on the Central Campus, is this year’s Minnie Stevens Piper nominee from San Jacinto College, and also earned one of the College’s faculty excellence awards. Since 1958, The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation has recognized outstanding professors from two- and four-year colleges and universities, both public and private. The Piper Professor Program is one of its biggest recognitions. Nominations are based on submissions by each college or university in the state of Texas.
“We are extremely proud of each of our faculty and staff award recipients,” said Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College deputy chancellor and president. “These individuals embody our College mission and values in their interactions with students and colleagues, and they truly represent exemplary teaching and service. These awards are selected by San Jacinto College employees, their peers, which makes this honor even more special. We congratulate each of them, and appreciate their hard work and dedication. They make San Jacinto College the great institution it is, and a place where students succeed every day.”