Paula Patnoe Woodley, adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, has been named a recipient of the 2013 Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award.
The annual award is presented by the USC Parents Association and Office for Parent Programs to adjunct, junior and experienced USC faculty members who are nominated by Trojan parents or students for demonstrating excellence in supporting and engaging students in academic pursuits. The award is the only one of its kind initiated by parents and family members of USC students.
Patnoe Woodley, who began lecturing at USC Annenberg in 2004, has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in business and professional communication, marketing communication and social marketing. She has been nominated for the Sample Award three times and received an honorable mention in 2010.
Along with other award recipients, Patnoe Woodley was honored at a Town and Gown reception on Oct. 24 and will be recognized again on 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 Trojan Parent Perspective e-newsletter.
Past recipients of the award include faculty members Christopher Smith and Kelton Rhoads.