August 11, 2020
Professor Gail Tylec has shown dedication to Niagara County Community College (NCCC) since she graduated from the institution in 1980 with her Associate in Arts Degree. She was hired by the College not long after in 1988 when she began a career spanning 32 years. Tylec retired this summer from her role as a Professor of Dietetic Studies, for which she was recently recognized by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc. (NYS AHPERD).
In July Tylec was selected as the Western Zone’s Higher Education Teacher of the Year by the NYS AHPERD. She received this award based upon a nomination from a colleague who noted her extraordinary teaching ability and the impact on students and staff alike. The award highlights Tylec’s commitment to providing a quality and comprehensive physical and health education program that enables students to engage in healthy and physically active lifestyles. Following this recognition, Tylec will present her innovative ideas through the organizational newsletter and presentations at regional events.