2 UT Health Northeast faculty members honored by long-distance learning consortium
Tyler, Texas (UT Health Northeast) — Two UT Health Northeast faculty members have been honored by the Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities.
Larry Lowry, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Occupational Health Sciences, received the 2013 Career Achievement for Distance Learning Award. Dr. Lowry is the first recipient of this award.
He was a major factor in the development of a joint master’s degree program in environmental science between Stephen F. Austin State University and UT Health Northeast.
In addition, Shannon Cox-Kelley, Ph.D., an assistant professor of occupational medicine and environmental medicine in the Department of Occupational Health Sciences, received one of nine Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Awards for 2013.
Dr. Cox-Kelley joined UT Health Northeast in 2010. She has a master’s degree in health education, a master’s in biological sciences, and a doctorate in higher education from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
The consortium is a partnership of higher education institutions that works to increase Northeast Texans’ access to educational and rural health programs. It operates NETnet , a broadband network that serves more than 15 college campuses.