Dr. Ann Tway has distinguished herself as a gifted psychology professor as well as an engaged scholar who has brought national fame and acclaim to Mesa Community College.
Earning her doctoral degree in educational psychology from Arizona State University, she anchored her career at MCC until her retirement in 2018. Ann founded the MCC chapter of Psi Beta, a national honor society for students attending two-year colleges. She served as president-elect, president and past-president of the National Psi Beta organization. Ann was also Western Regional Vice President of Psi Beta. She is a founding member of the Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges and was instrumental in setting up a national undergraduate research competition. She is a founder of the very popular Evening Lecture Series in Psychology.
Ann has received a wealth of awards and accolades including being the first community college faculty member in the 55-year-history of the Western Psychological Association to be named Faculty Member of the Year. The American Psychological Association honored her with the Teaching Excellence Award of the Year for two-year colleges.
Her service to the community is renown. Ann volunteers and leads projects for organizations including Sunshine Acres Children's Home, Heather's Bears, the Special Olympics, Breast Cancer Society, and the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley.
For a link to the full video of the ceremony, please visit MCC Hall of Fame 2019.