Jennifer Koster

SCHEV 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor Jennifer Koster is a recipient of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award. 

The Outstanding Faculty Award is the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities. These awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research and public service. Of the 12 SCHEV award recipients, Ms. Koster represents the only community college in the list of awardee institutions.

Koster is an English professor and the Writing Center coordinator at PVCC. Through her work and classes she builds community and encourages students to explore their interests as potential areas of study.

Koster is committed to education and demonstrates this commitment across Virginia state communities. She is founder of the Virginia Community College System’s Learning Assistance Professionals Peer Group, coordinator of the Virginia chapter of the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) and Virginia representative to the SWCA Board. In addition, she initiated Virginia’s first statewide tutor collaboration, TuColla-VA, in 2020.