McMillan, Henderson Honored with Excellence in Teaching, Advising Awards

June 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

The USC Upstate Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award at USC Upstate recognizes sustained excellence in undergraduate instruction and academic advisement. Consistency in the quality of performance in the classroom and academic advisement are emphasized. Each year, two faculty members are honored – one from the College of Arts and Sciences and one from the professional schools.

Recipients of this year’s awards were Dr. Lynn McMillan and Dr. Dawn Henderson.

Dr. Lynn McMillan

McMillan joined the full-time faculty in 2013 as an instructor of Child Advocacy Studies in the Department of Psychology. Since then, she has inspired, nurtured, and prepared students to become professionals in each of their individual disciplines through Child Advocacy Studies, easily the largest minor on campus.  She brings years of experience to the classroom. Not only does she teach five classes a semester, she also conducts community trainings for the Child Protection Training Center in child abuse prevention, volunteers at the jail tutoring inmates, serves as an expert witness in child abuse cases and conducts parenting classes. She supervises internships, research projects and student opportunities to study abroad. Dr. McMillan is passionate about student learning and this is reflected in the time and energy she invests in teaching and advising students.

Dr. Dawn Henderson

Henderson joined the Mary Black School of Nursing in August 2014 as an assistant professor of nursing on the Greenville campus.  Known for her versatility, she has taught a variety of courses, including psychiatric mental health clinical and Complementary and Alternative Therapies as well as numerous online courses in the RN-BSN track.  Regardless of the course, students speak of her expertise, her passion and compassion, her commitment to and concern for students, and the quality of the learning experience she provides.