Trio of MET Lecturers Lauded for Distinguished Service

Three Metropolitan College (MET) instructors have earned high accolades for their commitment to teaching the many motivated learners that have entered their classrooms over the years.

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science Scott Arena, Senior Lecturer of Administrative Sciences San Chee, and Master Lecturer of Computer Science John Day have each been named winners of the SEIU L509 Distinguished Service Recognition Awards, attributed to both their teaching acumen and their years of service at MET.

Arena, who joined MET part-time in 1997, was the 2014 winner of the Roger Deveau Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2019, he became a full-time MET lecturer.

Chee joined MET in 2000, and became a full-time member of the community in 2001. In 2019, he was promoted to senior lecturer.

Day joined MET in 2005, becoming full-time in 2010 before earning a promotion to master lecturer in 2019. He was the 2008 winner of the Deveau Award.

“Metropolitan College is fortunate to be a destination for top-flight educators to join and lend their expertise to the benefit of their part- and full-time students,” said Metropolitan College Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lou Chitkushev. “We are both proud of and grateful for the contributions of these lecturers, who are very deserving of these honors.”