Coleen Sterritt, professor in the Sculpture Program at Long Beach City College, has been awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2019, a release said.
Sterritt has been a professor and faculty coordinator of the Sculpture Program since 1998. Her work has been displayed around the world, including Japan, Spain, Kenya, South Africa and throughout the United States.
"The fact that past winners have only included university-level professors and that she is the first community college professor to receive this award is a true testament of Coleen’s talent as an artist and as an educator," Reagan Ferragamo Romali, LBCC superintendent-president, said in a release.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the “Outstanding Educator Award” program in 1996 to recognize individual artist-educators who have excelled at teaching sculpture in institutions of higher learning