ODK selects Teacher of the Year at
Florida Southern College Honors Convocation
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 13, 2004) - Walter J. Coleman, business administration professor, was voted "Teacher of the Year" by Omicron Delta Kappa, the honorary leadership fraternity, at the annual Honors Convocation held April 21.
Coleman was cited for bringing his "real world" business experience into the classroom and for mentoring and advising students. With advanced degrees in management and computer science, his courses include the capstone seminar of the business and accounting majors, strategic management, human resources and computer science. He also conducts the annual International Field Experience trip in Europe for the Master of Business Administration program.
The former Winter Haven businessman is a two-time past president of the Winter Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, The Committee of 100, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Building Committee for its present building, and recipient of the Bankers Cup as the community's outstanding citizen. He serves on the boards of major organizations including the New York Stock Exchange-listed Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, parent company of Central Florida Gas Company, and Plant City Gas Company. In addition, Coleman currently serves on the Polk Works Board of Directors and the Central Florida Development Council.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.