Rio Salado College is not running short on outstanding adjunct faculty. On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 the college honored 36 adjunct faculty members at the 2011-2012 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty awards reception.
As in previous years, the college honored individuals who have shown exceptional and admirable work by way of teaching, learning, and assessment.
“We salute you for the critical role you play in our students’ success,” said Rio Salado College President Dr. Chris Bustamante at the celebration. “Your talents and caring dedication break down obstacles for students and guide them as they transform their lives through education. We celebrate your individual accomplishments and the positive difference you have made at Rio Salado College and in the lives of our students.”
Dr. Bustamante went on to express his gratitude for the significant role the faculty have played in maintaining the college’s reputation as a national leader in higher education.
“More than ever, your work and personal contributions are making a profound difference in the field of higher education and in the lives of our students.”
Outstanding Contributions to Assessment of Student Learning
Marilyn Dadey-Cutrufo, Education; Jennifer Lane, Sociology; Jennifer López, Spanish; Polly Mack, Reading; Howard Oechsner, Humanities; Jacqueline Rome, Education; Lana Short, Computer Information Systems.
Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning
Lynn Arouh, Philosophy; Franklin Berry, Communication; Sheila Broglia, Chemistry; Susan Bullen, Geography; Christine Burke, Education; Nickie Chouinard, Biology; Shannon Christman, Computer Information Systems; Kathleen Conway, English; Kamela Craig, Counseling and Personal Development; Michael Crusa, Public Administration; Patricia Ficere, Law Enforcement Technology; Donna Germuska, History; Bernice Gersitz-Cherlin, Airline Operations; Kristen Hamilton, Religious Studies; Eugenia Ilisei, Allied Health; Leslie Jackson, Early Childhood Education; Mary King, Motor Vehicle Customer Service; Marie Main, Business; Mark Maresca, Spanish; Melynda McBride, English; Angela McWilliams, Biology; Stan Pettigrew, Economics; Lindsey Repak, Mathematics; Janice Robillard, Humanities; Mirka Rogalski, Addiction and Substance Use Disorders; Stacy Smith, Utilities Customer Service; Alexander Spence, Psychology; Andrea Strock; Jeffrey Williams, Mathematics.
About Rio Salado College
Rio Salado College was established in 1978 by the Maricopa Community College District to provide the next step in education for non-traditional students. The college, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, was recently recognized as the fastest growing community college in the nation serving nearly 70,000 students annually. In addition to providing high-quality instruction for 100+ degree and certificate pathways, Rio Salado is dedicated to providing flexible, affordable access through; adult basic education, collaborative partnerships, early college initiatives and online learning.