Dr. Christie Kleinmann, associate professor of public relations, won first place in the faculty category of the Fall 2019 Driven to Achieve More Contest organized by Macmillan Learning. The contest invites participants to share what inspires them to achieve more.
Dr. Kleinmann’s submission focused on her approach to empowering students through her teaching and how their work inspires her to achieve more. “As a teacher I learned that while telling someone’s story is powerful, helping others tell their own story is empowering,” she wrote. “I empower my students because their story is more powerful when they learn to tell it themselves.”
Participants in the Achieve More contest submitted a short video or written story with an image to be judged on relevancy, authenticity, organization, creativity and positivity. First place winners were awarded a $500 prize.