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Dr. Robin Zide is the 2022 Harriet Kirk Crago IRSC Faculty Member of the Year

SEAL Banquet 2022 - Indian River State College
Photo by James M. Crocco SEAL Banquet 2022- Student Engagement and Leadership Banquet and Awards Ceremony
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Dr. Robin Zide, is presented the Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty Of the year Award during the 2022 SEAL Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, April 13 at the Bailey Auditorium at the IRSC Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex in Fort Pierce. Standing with Zide (left to right) are Alan and Laura Kauffman and Dr, Timothy Moore, IRSC President.

Fort Pierce - Friday April 29, 2022: Dr. Robin Zide, Assistant Professor and Department Chair for the Indian River State College (IRSC) School of Education has been honored with the 2022 Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty of the Year Award

The honor is given to an instructor selected from the Faculty of the Month honorees who are nominated by students each academic year. Recipients are recognized for significantly enhancing the quality of life at IRSC by demonstrating both expertise in the classroom and their enthusiasm and warmth for teaching.

The award was presented to Dr. Zide at the Student Leadership and Engagement (SEAL) Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, April 13 at the Bailey Auditorium at the IRSC Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex in Fort Pierce.

Dr. Zide joined IRSC in January 2015 as a full-time Faculty member in the Department of Education as a Math Specialist. She is also a State of Florida Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, a Certified Chopra Center Meditation Instructor, and a Mind/Body Fitness trainer. Zide earned her Doctor of Educational Leadership, Master of Science in Math Education, a Master of Art in Gerontology, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently working on a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Energy and Sustainability.

She holds certifications in Personal Strength Training, Nutrition, Primordial Sound Meditation, and Authentic Life Wellness. Dr. Zide has given wellness training to the Tampa Justice Center, SunTrust Bank, Hippocrates Health Institute’s Comprehensive Cancer Program, Suncoast Mental Health Centers, The Agriculture and Labor Program, IRSC Student Government, IRSC Student Engagement & Leadership (SEAL) Team, IRSC Wellness Center, and IRSC Professors within the Institute for Academic Excellence, as well as other events in the community.

Additionally, she has enjoyed collaborative work with leaders in the wellness field that include Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Janet Hranicky the Founder and President of The American Health Institute, Mike Rickett of Application in Motion, and Mary Barnes of Alzheimer’s Community Care.

Students of Dr. Zide speak with great enthusiasm regarding how her dedication and commitment impacted their success at IRSC. “Dr. Zide is focused on students and listens to what students are having trouble with. I enjoyed her teaching style as it gave me clear direction on what I was doing,” states one student. Another student shares, “I never enjoyed taking a math class, but Professor Z changed that. She is funny and makes up great ways to remember certain formulas—which helped a lot.” Finally, one student affirms, “Dr. Zide is incredibly helpful and always tries to make more opportunities for her students. She is caring and wants you to succeed.”

Zide was selected as the recipient of the Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty of the Year Award from the following 2021-’22 Faculty of the Month recipients:

*September 2021 Faculty Member of the Month: Charles Lockett, Master Instructor, Health Science

*October 2021 Faculty Member of the Month: Lanie Culligan, Master Instructor, Mathematics

*November 2021 Faculty Member of the Month: Michelle Kinggard, Associate Professor, Education

*December 2021 Faculty Member of the Month: Julie Boswell, Adjunct, Biology

*January 2022 Faculty Member of the Month: Veronica Tempone, Associate Professor, Spanish/Modern Languages

*February 2022 Faculty Member of the Month: Dr. Robin Zide, Assistant Professor, Education

*March 2022 Faculty Member of the Month: Suchi Banerjee, Assistant Professor, English

*April 2022 Faculty Member of the Month: Alex Kanter, Master Instructor, Performing and Visual Arts