Julie Didelot, Castalia, a sociology lecturer at BGSU Firelands, was honored as the 2014 Distinguished Teacher, and Ginger Packert, Norwalk, a part-time instructor, was honored as the 2014 Distinguished Parttime Teacher.
These awards are among the highest honors the college can bestow as the recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Awards are nominated by students and selected by a committee of their peers.
•Didelot serves on the BGSU President’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion, a position she has held since 2012. She has previously served as the HOPE Club adviser and the Women’s Resource Group advisor. Didelot has also been a member of College Council since 2012 and served on a variety of committees during her tenure at BGSU. Didelot earned a master’s degree in college student personnel and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from BGSU. She also holds a graduate certificate in women’s studies and is completing a doctoral degree in sociology from BGSU. Didelot has been nominated for the Distinguished Teacher award three times.
•Ginger Packert has taught part-time at BGSU Firelands since January 2002. She teaches courses in modern American history, early America, and world civilizations. Working at EHOVE Career Center as a social studies teacher since 1985, Packert retired in 2013. Previous to EHOVE, she taught at Holy Angels, Sandusky, and Sacred Heart School, Toledo. Packert served as the president of the EHOVE Education Association from 2003-06 and 2008-11, and has almost 20 years of experience on the Association’s Executive Committee. She earned a bachelor of science in education from Bowling Green State University in 1982 and her master of arts in history from the University of Toledo in 1999. She also holds a Permanent Certification in Secondary Comprehensive Social Studies Education.