Zanna McKay Receives Seva Faculty Award

October 2nd, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

Dr. Zanna McKay

Dr. Zanna McKay of the Elementary Education and Reading department at SUNY Oneonta is the 2012 winner of the college’s Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva Faculty Award. She will deliver the Malhotra Seva Lecture, an address titled “The Necessary Other” on Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. in the Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center. Admission to the presentation and the dessert reception beforehand is free and open to the public.

In her 30 years as an educator, McKay has taught at the elementary, middle school and college levels, and lived in Wyoming, Africa, New York and Vietnam. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.

The Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva Faculty Award recognizes a SUNY Oneonta faculty member who exemplifies the ideals of compassionate service. SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Ashok Kumar Malhotra established the Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva Faculty Award in 2008 through an endowment to the College at Oneonta Foundation, which funds an award of $1,000 to each year’s recipient.

The college provost names award winners based a faculty selection committee’s recommendations. Criteria for the award include performing community service locally, nationally or internationally; demonstrating the ability to motivate and inspire others to perform community service; and integrating community service into the teaching and learning process.