The Campus-Wide TA Award Committee has selected the ACS department’s own Vincent Ogoti as the winner of the Exceptional Service Award.
Twenty-one outstanding graduate students out of over 2,300 teaching assistants (TAs) were selected as recipients this year, recognizing their excellence in teaching.
To quote from the Award letter, Vincent’s selection from among the field of outstanding nominees attests to his impressive contribution to UW’s educational mission.
“I consider education a ‘practice of freedom’ and a means by which we gain knowledge of the world and develop ideas for improving it,” Vincent said. “My experience as an educator in diverse political and cultural contexts has taught me that education can inspire and mobilize students to strive toward better futures and provide opportunities for social justice.”
Vincent said he has enjoyed the opportunities to develop and teach courses that advance this teaching philosophy at UW–Madison and in the broader Madison community.
“I am grateful for the support I have received from the African Cultural Studies Department, African Studies Program, History Department, and Odyssey Beyond Bars,” he said.
Vincent will attend a reception in March, where he will be celebrated and presented with a certificate commemorating his achievement.