A Utah Valley State College business professor won a distinguished service award from an education association dedicated to strengthening business and information technology programs.

Colleen Vawdrey received the prestigious award from the Western Business and Information Technology Educators, the highest honor given to a business educator."It is an honor for me to receive this award because it is recognition from my peers across the region," she said. "Being a part of the organization and earning this award has helped me become a better teacher."

Vawdry has taught business classes at UVSC since 1987. She has served as adviser for college business organizations, co-written several publications and earned numerous awards.