Cadi Kadlecek, Associate Director of the Forensics Program at Gustavus Adolphus College, has been awarded the Outstanding New College Teacher Award by the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (CTAM).
The award recognizes outstanding new college and university teachers in Minnesota in disciplines that serve the interests of the CTAM. Nominees for the award must be in their first five years of full-time teaching of communication and/or theater at the college or university level.
Kadlecek joined the Gustavus faculty and started coaching the Gustavus forensics program in 2010. In the past, she has taught several courses including Interpersonal Communication and Public Discourse for the Communication Studies Department.
“Cadi Kadlecek has been a major influence in my life, both in and out of the classroom,” said Gustavus sophomore Karin Nordin ’15. “As a professor, she builds a personal connection with every one of her students and inspires them not only to learn the material she teaches, but become interested and passionate about it. With Cadi, teaching doesn’t stop at the door of the classroom. She constantly assists, challenges, and inspires me to achieve things I never believed were even possible. I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing individual.”
Kadlecek holds a bachelor’s degree from Hastings College, where she also won a national championship in Prose Interpretation while a member of the forensics team. She also holds a master’s degree in communication studies from Illinois State University.
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