St. Ambrose student body honors faculty and staff for excellence


DAVENPORT — Two faculty and one staff member have been honored by St. Ambrose University’s student body for distinguished work.

The Student Alumni Association awarded professor of the year honors to Kathryn Anderson, assistant professor of art, and staff member of the year honors to Kim Matteson, Career Center counselor. Graduate professor of the year honors went to Katherine Van Blair, associate professor and director of the Master of Social Program.

Anderson was recognized for excellence both in her classroom preparation and knowledge of subject matter. She recently completed her fifth year at St. Ambrose.

Matteson was recognized for  looking for ways to support students and going above and beyond to help everyone. She has been a career counselor at St. Ambrose for four years.


Van Blair was recognized for giving every student the knowledge they need to be a successful social worker. She joined the faculty of the university’s  School of Social Work in 2001 and has served as its director for the past year.

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