CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Del Mar College professor has received this year's Dr. Aileen Creighton Award for Teaching Excellence.
Benita Flores-Munoz, who's a professor of child development, received the award.
Flores-Munoz, whose been teaching for 17 years, says this is the highest honor a faculty member can get.
She says her students' success is also a part of her success.
"My purpose is to always be an advocate for children and to improve the lives of children and I do it by preparing teachers of young children,” Flores-Munoz said.
One former student, who now owns a local child development center, tells us the biggest thing she learned from Flores-Munoz is how to engage students.