Graduation’s “Golden Apple”

Scott McLean and Scott McLean

The San Diego City College student body has chosen professor Wendy Zizzo as winner of the 2011 distinguished Golden Apple Faculty
Award.

Students voted in late April and Zizzo will deliver a speech at the graduation ceremony
May 20, in which 300 have petitioned to participate. The graduation ceremony is held at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

Zizzo is a behavioral sciences and alcohol and other drug studies instructor who has worked at City College for 11 years. Zizzo said she feels “humbled” to have been
chosen by the students.

“City college students are very special and have made for a very rewarding career,” Zizzo said, “Being honored is awesome.”

Jo Anne Beck, a student of professor Zizzo’s, said, “She deserves the award. She is a great teacher who gives you everything you need to know.”

The Golden Apple Award is awarded to the one faculty member per year who receives
the most student votes. Each faculty member
may not win two years consecutively
and cannot win the award more than three years total.