Cynthia S. Bell, associate professor and chair of the occupational therapy program at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been named a recipient of the 2018 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Bell will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize. The award will be presented by a Board of Governors member during WSSU’s 2018 Commencement on May 18.
“I am extremely humbled to have been named a recipient of this prestigious award,” Bell says. “I am grateful for the opportunity to engage with students, both in and out of the classroom. This award is a reminder that the important work we do on the 17 constituent campuses of the UNC system does not go unnoticed.”
Bell began working with students as the clinical coordinator for occupational therapy students at Moses Cone Hospital. She began at WSSU in 1998 as an assistant professor and academic fieldwork coordinator. In January, she became chair for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program (MSOT), the only master’s-level OT program in the Triad.
Originally published April 11, 2018.