Award Winning Teaching in a One of a Kind Program

November 30, 2020

Pictured above: ICC’s Applied Psychology/Human Services faculty, left to right: Jackie MacPherson, PhD; Marlo Gangi, M.A. & Jenny Wettersten, M.A., L.P.

On October 2, 2020, Dr. Willie Garrett, President of the Minnesota Psychological Association, presented Jenny Wettersten, MA, LP with the Outstanding Teaching of Psychology in Community/Two-Year Colleges Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who brings a special quality or commitment to working with psychology students in the community college/two-year college setting, with specific focus on demonstrated influence in interesting students in the field of psychology and effectiveness in the classroom.

In nominating Jenny for this award, her colleagues and students stated “In a nutshell, what makes Jenny an outstanding educator is her passion for psychology, enthusiasm for teaching and learning, and investment in promoting students’ transformation academically, personally, and professionally … her teaching style emphasizes academic rigor, she excels at connecting with her students, connecting her students with one another, and connecting students with the material they are learning.”

Willie Garrett, MS, LP, CEAP, Ed.D -- President, Minnesota Psychological Association

Willie Garrett, MS, LP, CEAP, Ed.D
President, Minnesota Psychological Association

In congratulating Jenny, Dr. Bart Johnson, Provost of ICC, stated “This award is well deserved. ICC and our community are extremely fortunate to have Jenny in our Applied Psychology/Human Services program. Along with her colleagues, Jenny brings a wealth of clinical/counseling experience into the classroom, which combined with her passion and highly-effective teaching strategies provides an outstanding learning experience for ICC students.”

ICC’s Applied Psychology/Human Services program is one of a kind; those interested in learning more about the program or ICC in general are encouraged to contact or

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