Each year, the Associated Students of Boise State University present a faculty member from each college at Boise State with a Golden Apple Award, thanking and honoring teachers who have encouraged them and instilled in them a passion for learning.
Heather Witt, assistant professor for the School of Social Work, was one of the nine recipients to earn a 2020 Golden Apple Award. Following hundreds of nominations from students, a total of nine Boise State faculty received the prestigious honor of receiving the award for their college.
“Dr. Witt is a dedicated and committed scholar-educator,” said Randy Magen, director of the School of Social Work. “I’m not surprised that she won the Golden Apple award given the energy, effort and enthusiasm she puts into her teaching and classroom. She cares about her students and extends herself to work with them both inside and outside the classroom.”
“Dr. Witt cares for her students and willingly accepts feedback that she then integrates into class,” said the anonymous nominator. “I appreciate Dr. Witt’s knowledge and expertise of human development and social work. She has contributed to my learning experience through her example of leadership, caring attitude to take feedback into consideration, and respect for my right to self-determine.”