Biltmore Who's Who Selects Vicky Ann Knickerbocker as an Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry
The selection recognizes Vicky Ann Knickerbocker's commitment to excellence in Education.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - Vicky Ann Knickerbocker, Instructor at Inver Hills Community College, has been selected as an Honored Member of the Biltmore Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes Vicky Ann Knickerbocker's commitment to excellence in Education.
Knickerbocker, who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Criminology a Master's of Social Work, both from the University of Minnesota, and has completed postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University, has been teaching at the university level for the past eighteen years, teaching a wide variety of courses.
Currently teaching human services, humanities and sociology courses, Knickerbocker has focused her recent studies in Holocaust and genocide through a variety of educational activities, including courses, seminars, conferences and international travel and study. Prior to her becoming a tenured instructor at Inver Hills Community College, she held the position of educational outreach coordinator for five years at the University of Minnesota's Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She also spent sixteen years working for Aitkin County as a 4-H youth agent, financial worker, account clerk, child protection worker and school social worker.
"I believe that by increasing students' problem-solving abilities, I can help students lead more productive, meaningful and satisfying lives," Knickerbocker said about teaching. "It is my opinion these educational goals are best met by creating educational learning activities that are culturally enriched, experimental and participatory."
Hoping to pursue her doctoral degree, Knickerbocker would like to teach overseas and travel to South America and become a Fulbright scholar.
Knickerbocker is a member of the American Association of University Women and is a life member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded with an educational stipend to study at Yad Vashem in Israel in 2001, was the recipient of an educational grant in 2005 to organize and host an educational symposium titled, The Memory and the Teaching of the Holocaust, was awarded with a CTL grant in 2006 to co-host a two-day genocide conference, received a second CTL Grant in 2007 to host a day Interdisciplinary Workshop about the Holocaust and Medical Ethics, was awarded an educational stipend in 2009 to attend a two-week graduate seminar at Yad Vashem and received a third CTL grant in 2011 to host a two-day Women's and Gender Studies Conference. She was also one of eight nominees last year for the Faculty of the Year Award. When Vicky isn't busy working, she enjoys bicycling, watching old movies, attending cultural events and travelling.
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