SHREI Fellow Receives 2013 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education

March 4, 2013.  Scott Lankford, a 2013 SHREI fellow and professor at Foothill Community College, was one of four individuals honored with the 2013 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education at the California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting in Sacramento.

He is recognized as one of the most engaged faculty members at Foothill College and has taught a range of courses, from basic skills to honors, and has introduced a variety of new courses. He created the college’s first “Writing across the Curriculum” course and is known for creating and designing curriculum that focuses on human rights. He is the co-founder of the Gay/Straight Alliance and the Foothill LGBT Employees Association, and was instrumental in Foothill College being the first California community college to offer domestic partner benefits. He also launched Native American Heritage Month, organized the Asian-Pacific Islander and Women’s History month celebrations. Read more.




SHREI laid the foundation for Stanford Global Studies' new and thematically broadened community college partnership, Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC). EPIC focuses on strengthening the internationalization of curricula and the professionalization of language instruction at community colleges and K-12 institutions and includes the following programs for community college instructors:

  • Fellows Program and Symposium
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Foreign Language Professional Development Workshops

For information on future workshops, symposia, and fellows programs, visit EPIC at


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SHREI Newsletter Winter 2014
New Workshops for Community College Instructors; Art at De Anza College; 2013-14 SHREI Fellows; 2014 SHREI Symposium; Upcoming Film Screening; Outstanding Student Project Award Read More

SHREI Newsletter Fall 2012 
SHREI Announces 2012-13 Human Rights Educator Fellows; Recap: 2012 Symposium. Read More



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