Quality Faculty and staff
The faculty at State Fair Community College are committed to teaching. Many of them have years of experience in their respective academic and professional fields, but they are here because they love the classroom environment and working with students. SFCC faculty believe that personal attention and innovative teaching techniques are the best way to reach students and address their personal educational interests.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, computer aided drafting instructor Kevin Haulotte was awarded Instructor of the Year; wellness instructor Dan Page was awarded the Adjunct Instructor of the Year; and director of Student Success and Retention Services Michele Hunolt was awarded Staff Member of the Year on May 10, 2013. Students nominated all candidates, and a panel of students, faculty and staff chose the winners.
Haulotte has worked at SFCC for 17 years. He currently serves as project manager of the Camp Pin Oak training program that is responsible for rebuilding the historic dining lodge at Camp Pin Oak in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
Students who nominated Haulotte for instructor of the year said he is a good teacher who helps students when they need it, both in class and outside of class. They called him a “really cool person” who interacts will all the students and makes class enjoyable.
Page has worked at SFCC for 14 years, and was assistant men’s basketball coach for four years. Students who nominated Page for adjunct instructor of the year said he is an extremely hardworking member of the SFCC community who always listens and helps any student in need. They called him understanding and well respected and said his attitude toward students is great.
“Mr. Page is inspiring and has helped me learn and understand new things,” said one student. “He is a great teacher,” said another student. “His class motivated me to get back in shape.” Others said “he has great knowledge of the subject, comes to work very positive and breaks down the subject matter well.”
Hunolt has worked at the college for four years. She oversees the Student Ambassador program that helps students develop leadership skills and serve as ambassadors of SFCC. She has implemented campus awareness activities about issues such as domestic violence and diversity.
Students said Hunolt is a very caring and friendly person who understands students, is very insightful and great at what she does. They say she goes above and beyond to help students who have problems, and always has a smile and a positive attitude. “She wants to help all students who come through her office,” said one student. “She is a great mentor. She always wants me to do my best and has helped me through my troubles.”
Photos of the current and previous winners are displayed in the Yeater Learning Center lobby.
- Full-time - 67
- Part-time - 280
- Faculty to student ratio - 1:15.5