Samantha Ortiz and Frank Linnehan Recognized by Drexel Online

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  • Samantha Ortiz was awarded the Outstanding Online Professional Staff Award

  • Frank Linnehan, Ph.D., interim dean, received the Outstanding Advocate for Quality Online Instruction Award

At its sixth annual National Distance Leaning Week ceremony earlier this month, Drexel University Online honored Samantha Ortiz, program manager for the online program MBA in Healthcare. She was awarded theOutstanding Online Professional Staff Award.

Ron Nordone, assistant dean for graduate programs, said the recognition was well deserved.

“Samantha brings the highest level of commitment, energy and enthusiasm every day to her students and our online programs. We receive emails regularly from our online students sharing how helpful and responsive she is. I consider myself to be a very lucky supervisor knowing that the online programs are under her management – she’s a true asset to Drexel LeBow.”

Frank Linnehan, Ph.D., interim dean, was also recognized by Drexel University Online at the ceremony. He received the Outstanding Advocate for Quality Online Instruction Award.

“Our faculty and staff’s tremendous commitment to online learning is what has built Drexel’s stellar reputation into a recognized online education leader,” said Arthur Zamkoff, co-founder and president of Drexel University Online. “Celebrating their passion and dedication at our National Distance Learning Week ceremony provides for a great opportunity to showcase their achievements.”

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