UCA instructor named educator of the year

Marilyn Friga, Clinical Instructor in UCA’s College of Education, has been named the 2008 University Educator by the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies (ACSS).

Friga has served on UCA’s School of Education Teaching, Learning and Technology Faculty since 2007. She has taught social studies for eleven years for the Pottsville School District, along with being the District 3 Program Coordinator for the We the People: Citizen and the Constitution Program sponsored by The Department of Civic Education since 1989. Friga is an active UCA collegiate committee member serving as the Concurrent Program Coordinator, Hospitality member, and in various other collegiate committees at the University. Additionally, Friga has served on the ACSS Board since 2006 and is a strong advocate for Civic Education.

Friga earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University and holds a Bachelor of Arts- History/Education Degree along with a Masters of Liberal Arts both from Arkansas Tech University. Since 2001, Friga is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of History and holds certification as a Praxis III Assessor/Reviewer for the Arkansas Department of Education.