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May 1, 2018
2018 Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Nina P. Huff, an adjunct faculty member in Longwood University’s elementary education program at New College Institute, was presented the Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award on Thursday at NCI’s graduate recognition reception.


Sammy Redd, Coordinator of Student Services, described Huff as a “superlative contributor in multiple settings” throughout her thirty years in education.  She provides “compelling college-level instruction and her “instructional style is fun and energetic yet focused and demanding,” Redd said.


Huff teaches English and research for Piedmont Governor’s School and is an adjunct instructor in Averett University’s master of education program.  She has taught at NCI for the last ten years in various programs including Longwood University’s elementary education program and recently in a technical training program.


She has a natural way of making everyone feel comfortable and opening your mind to learning and accepting others,” said John Maxwell, a student in the course entitled, Teaching in an Applied Setting.


“Her passion for learning is contagious, Marvin Taylor said, she’s an amazing teacher!”


This award which includes a monetary prize and a plaque was made possible by an endowment established through New College Foundation in 2010 in memory of Johnson who taught for several decades at the former Albert Harris High School and Martinsville High School.  It is awarded to a faculty member selected among nominations from students and staff at New College Institute.