Patnoe Woodley named 2013 Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award recipient

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By Olivia Niland Student Reporter

USC Annenberg School of Communication adjunct professor Paula Patnoe Woodley was recently named as a recipient of the 2013 Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award.

The award is presented annually by the USC Parents Association and Office for Parents Programs to adjunct, junior and experienced USC faculty members, who are nominated by Trojan parents or students as demonstrating excellence in supporting and engaging students in academic pursuits. The Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award is the only of its kind initiated by parents and family members of USC students.

Patnoe Woodley began lecturing at USC Annenberg in 2004, and has taught undergraduate and graduate programs in Business & Professional Communication, Marketing Communication for the Entrepreneur, Social Marketing & Entertainment-Education and Public Speaking. Patnoe Woodley has been nominated for the Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award three times, and received an Honorable Mention in 2010.

Along with other 2013 Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award recipients, Patnoe Woodley was honored at a Town and Gown reception on Thursday, Oct. 24, and recognized again on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Trojan Family Weekend Presidential Address, which will be held at Bovard Auditorium.

Faculty award recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium, a University Club plaque inscribed with his or her name and recognition in the fall Trojan Parent Perspective e-newsletter.

Past recipients of the Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring award include Annenberg School of Communication Clinical Associate Professor Christopher H. Smith, who also serves as co-director of Media, Economics & Entrepreneurship (M{2e}), and School of Communication adjunct professor Kelton Rhoads.