Swensen, assistant professor of exercise and sport sciences (pictured,
center, with New York State Electric and Gas community projects
manager Dennis Mastro and IC president Peggy R. Williams), was
a 199798 recipient of the Independent College Fund of New
York Teaching Excellence Award, sponsored by NYSEG. Swensen was
one of eleven faculty members statewide who were recognized for
their resourcefulness and leadership in independent college education.
The criteria for the award include a nominees subject mastery,
presentation, interaction with students, and dedication to teaching.
A. Craig Fisher, chair of exercise and sport sciences, called
Swensen "the epitome of high energy. He feeds off his students
inquisitiveness and they in turn feed off his knowledge and energy."
In accepting the award, Swensen said, "I want to expand
my students expectations by showing them what is possible
rather than just telling them what is possible." And, he
noted, "by the end of the academic year I truly love my