Peacock receives Illinois Student Government Teaching Excellence Award

Marisa PeacockThe Illinois Student Government Teaching Excellence Award recognizes instructors for outstanding performance both in and out of the classroom. Honorees have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and to students in every capacity of their experience at Illinois. Marisa Peacock, lecturer in advertising, was one of this year's recipients.

Peacock “went above and beyond to make sure students had access to real-world opportunities, relevant and useful course material, in addition to being an incredibly empathetic professor,” her student nominator wrote. “She is passionate about education in a sense where she wants her students to learn, not just for a grade or for a degree. Additionally, she has a deep sense of compassion for her students and always checks in with us mentally.”

Peacock is also program chair of internships and experiential learning in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, and teaches workshops to students in the Sandage Social Media Lab.

See additional winners of the Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction.