Dr. Jody Tomanek, area vice-president of academic affairs and North Platte Community College, presents a certificate to Angie Petersen, of North Platte, for her service as an adjunct instructor.
Thirty-three adjunct faculty members with a combined total of 310 years' worth of service have been recognized by Mid-Plains Community College.
"The college offers courses at all times and days during the semester, and to make a lot of that happen, we rely on adjunct faculty to teach a number of classes for us," said Dr. Jody Tomanek, area vice-president of academic affairs and North Platte Community College. "Without them, we would have a difficult time offering the variety of classes that we do.
Dr. Jody Tomanek, area vice-president of academic affairs and North Platte Community College, presents a certificate to Steve Clapp, of McCook, for his service as an adjunct instructor.
Since July, Tomanek and her staff have presented five-year increment certificates to adjunct faculty at all of the college's campus locations: McCook, North Platte, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine. That final recognition ceremony was Thursday evening.
Those recognized for serving the longest were:
- 30 years - Steve Clapp, McCook, art instructor
- 25 years - Mark Harwood, North Platte, auto body instructor
- 20 years - Kris Walker, North Platte, speech instructor
MPCC currently has more than 200 adjunct instructors. Of those, about 15 are employed by the college in an additional role.
"We have a number of adjunct faculty who are dual credit faculty and teach college courses in the high schools on our behalf," said Tomanek. "This is a way to recognize all of the individuals who give up their personal time to teach in an adjunct capacity for us."
Dr. Jody Tomanek, area vice-president of
academic affairs and North Platte Community College, presents a certificate to
Chelsea Zuege, of Imperial, for her service as an adjunct instructor.
The following is a complete list of all the instructors honored.
Todd Ascherl, Tryon
David Cooper, North Platte
Donald Ellicott, Bartley
Cynthia Elliott, North Platte
Terri Van Houten, Bassett
Jill Hurtt, Hemingford
Brooke Lee, Grant
Dawn Mallory, Mullen
Matthew Newland, Pierrefonds, Quebec
Carmen Peters, Zionsville, Ind.
Angie Petersen, North Platte
Angela Raby, North Platte
Lynn Rinehart, North Platte
Kelly Rippen, Culbertson
Sandra Tucker, Ogallala
Shannon Vrbas, McCook
Lori Webster, North Platte
Chelsea Zuege, Imperial
Berva Arensdorf, Tryon
Kimberly Clay, Broken Bow
David Fowler, Ogallala
Ray Jameson, Wallace
Kory Kitt, Sargent
Lawrence Munger, Imperial
Diane Ostermeyer, North Platte
Nicole Badgley, Oconto
Linda Deeds, North Platte
Barbara Dethlefs, Ogallala
Patrick Richards, North Platte
Michelle Wills, Maywood
Kris Walker, North Platte
Mark Harwood, North Platte
Steve Clapp, McCook