Krista Syrup: 2023 POY Finalists

Professor, Environmental/Earth Science and Geology

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Ballot Information

  • Held astronomy/telescope open viewings sessions Friday nights on campus for community and students.
  • Visited local grade schools with rock and mineral samples
  • Gave tours of MVCC Nature Study Area for school groups
  • Met with Boy and Girl Scout troops for Geology and Astronomy Badges
  • Helped with rock identification when asked by members of the community or MVCC staff
  • Helped members of the community set up and use their personal telescopes
  • Member of the Nature Study Area Committee
  • Developed Earth Science, Geology and Introduction to Weather and Climate online and hybrid courses.
  • Created an online test bank for Foundations of Earth Science textbook by Pearson Publishing
  • Reviewed Earth Science and Geology textbooks for various publishers such as Pearson and McGraw Hill
  • Served as a mentor to new MVCC faculty
  • Former library panelist
  • Served on hiring and tenure committees
  • Member of the Geological Society of America and American Geophysical Union
  • Served as a judge for Best Student Poster session at the Geological Society of America sectional meeting

Outside of MVCC:

  • Library volunteer
  • PTO member
  • Volunteer for La Grange Pet Parade fundraising committee
  • Former Cub Scout Den Leader