The College of Staten Island/CUNY (CSI) is calling on its seniors to nominate high school teachers who have made a significant impact on their lives. Potential candidates include teachers who played a role in a student’s future plans, one who made a subject come alive, or someone who challenged a student to excel beyond his or her expectations.

Nominations will provide the basis for consideration of the high school teacher. A selection committee, comprising three CSI faculty members, three students, and one College administrator, will then select two winning educators who will each receive $1,000, and will be honored at the Student Awards ceremony that is held during Commencement week. In addition, the honorees will be invited to the Commencement ceremony.

CSI Vice President for Student Affairs, Carol Jackson tells CSI seniors, “We really want to make this first year a great success. So please take the time to jog your memory. Devoted high school teachers do not receive sufficient recognition, and we at CSI would like to change that a little by rewarding two of them this coming June.”

Students can pick up nomination forms in the College’s Office of Student Affairs in Building 1A, Room 301. Interested seniors can also call the office at 1.718.982.2335 for more information.