Meredith College Instructor of Education Manley Midgett is the recipient of the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022.
The award was presented during the 53rd NCSTA Professional Development Institute awards ceremony, which was held on November 3, preceded by a reception honoring awardees.
The NCSTA Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to individuals exhibiting extraordinary accomplishments and commitment to the organization and the enhancement of science education.
This honor was determined as a result of Midgett’s professional excellence and contributions to science education in North Carolina as well as his steadfast dedication to NCSTA. He has been an adjunct instructor in Meredith’s Department of Education since 1987.
Heather Bower, head of Meredith’s Department of Education, praised Midgett for his service to Meredith.
“Mr. Midgett has been an extraordinary adjunct professor for us for many, many years. His hands-on approach to science education empowers our teachers to go into their classrooms and conduct experiments that bring science to life and ensure that every child realizes they are a scientist,” Bower said. “He truly is an extraordinary model and educator, and we are so grateful to have him as part of our team.”