Ann Scheve, MS, RN, clinical assistant professor, was honored by the University’s Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA, formerly the Center for Multicultural Affairs) with a new award - The Dr. Terry Nance Award for teaching excellence and engagement - at CASA’s Welcome Back Dinner on August 30th in the Villanova Room of Connelly Center. CASA’s mission relates to enriching a culturally diverse, and academically excellent educational environment at Villanova University.
Scheve, who earned her BSN from Villanova, was nominated in the spring for this inaugural award by students in her freshman Introduction to Professional Nursing classes. Students cited her as an engaging, supportive, and excellent teacher and thus she was selected by CASA as their first awardee. “Because of your classroom support and engagement, you have left a ‘mark on the ARC,’” noted Charisma Presley, CASA’s assistant director for Retention and Outreach in notifying Scheve of her selection. “Your name and course will be listed as one of those classes and experiences that students don’t want to miss. It will be a part of the CASA Academic Tradition courses.” ARC, or Academic Resource Center, is a space where students are supported, equipped, and empowered to succeed at Villanova.
Scheve says, “It is an honor to receive the award because my students nominated me.”