Tabor College honored the 21st annual faculty member of the year at an all-employee meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11. Professor Shin-hee Chin, professor of art, received a plaque presented by Academic Dean Dr. Frank Johnson. Johnson also read commendations that had been submitted by students and peers.
“Shin-hee cares about her students and wants them to succeed. She cares so much that she shipped me supplies in the middle of the pandemic because I had none,” Johnson read from the submitted comments. “Shin-hee demonstrates what Tabor stands for and I am honored to have been taught by her.”
Chin is currently in her 14th year of service at Tabor College, where she teaches courses ranging from drawing and painting to mixed media and printmaking.
“I believe art classes can spark a student’s imagination and creativity, which God has instilled in each human being. We are created in the image of God. I hope students would fully enjoy the delights of art-making and learning through trials and errors,” she said.
Chin is also an internationally known artist, having displayed work in juried solo and group exhibits in places such as the Republic of Korea, Japan, France, and throughout the U.S.
“Professor Chin is a gifted artist,” Johnson said following the event. “This award acknowledges that she’s also a remarkable colleague and treasured member of the Tabor faculty.”