SFCC has many talented faculty and staff who believe personal attention and innovative teaching techniques are the best way to reach students and address their personal educational goals.

Since 1988, the Student Government Association each year has recognized and honored a full-time faculty member who exhibits excellent teaching skills and dedication to student success. The award now also includes adjunct faculty and staff.

Each year the student body nominates and recognizes a full-time faculty  member, an adjunct faculty member and a staff member for their excellence in teaching and support of SFCC students.

2023 Winners

State Fair Community College announced in April the 2023 Instructor, Adjunct and Staff Member of the Year recipients. From left, Taylor Stevenson, Staff Member of the Year; Shannon Kammerlohr, Adjunct Instructor of the Year, and Kayla Allison, Instructor of the Year.

Kayla Allison is SFCC’s 2023 Instructor of the Year. Allison is a Practical Nursing coordinator and instructor. She started at SFCC in 2014 as an instructor and became the Practical Nursing coordinator in 2022. Allison has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University.

Students who nominated Allison shared that she is the ideal instructor to teach at SFCC. She works tirelessly to provide students with the best education possible, comes in early and stays late to work with students, and is dedicated to their success.

The other finalists for Instructor of the Year were Meghan McClellan, art instructor and Danielle Dace, biology instructor.

Shannon Kammerlohr is SFCC’s 2023 Adjunct Instructor of the Year. Kammerlohr teaches English and started at SFCC in 2020. Kammerlohr has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts.

Students nominated Kammerlohr for his genuine care for students and their success. Comments praised Kammerlohr for engaging and accepting all students and for using videos, podcasts and games to engage students in great discussions and essays. One student said, “I was terrified to start college again at middle age, but it was absolutely the class I needed to be in for my entry back into college.”

The other finalists for Adjunct of the Year were James Gumbel, math instructor, and Lori Broyles, music instructor.

Taylor Stevenson is SFCC’s 2023 Staff of the Year. Stevenson is the TRiO Student Success coach who joined SFCC in 2021 as a testing specialist before accepting her current position in 2022. She graduated from SFCC with an Associate of Arts degree.

Students stated Stevenson is an amazing success coach who makes sure they stay on track in reaching their educational and personal goals. One student said that Stevenson is different from other staff in the way she shows appreciation and concern for students.

The other Staff Member of the Year finalists were Jessica Treece, Dental Hygiene administrative assistant, and Dondi Ramirez, Student Success navigator.

All honorees received plaques, and their photos will be displayed in the Yeater Learning Center lobby on the Sedalia campus. They will wear a special sash and lead the procession of faculty and staff at commencement May 19.

Past Winners

  Instructor Adjunct Staff
2022 Danielle Beumer Dondi Ramirez Maddie Stephan
2021 Kelsey Glasssmaker Jennifer Jackson Danika Doyle
2020 Jack Lee Hayes Robin Blackburn Dana Goosen
2019 Tawnya Blades-Reed Rosemarie Hartner Macheznie Craig
2018 Brad Driskill Jessica Wingerter Lindy Johnson
2017 Kaley Hobbs Becky Arbisi Alexandr Bliskavka
2016 Jack Hayes Kim Rimel Danika Doyle
2015 Lisa Shoemaker Dondi Ramirez Janice Ganther
2014 Randy Crawshaw Stacie Wild Polly Grapes
2013 Kevin Haulotte Dan Page Michele Hunolt
2012  Lisa Adams John Chappell Julie Crawshaw
2011 Rick McBride William Callahan Joe Gilgour
2010 Dr. LaRoy Brandt Dixie Klement Stacey Klein
2009 Steve Galloway Jenny Pedersen  
2008 Erin Kaufman Tara Wirt  
2007 Jim Page George Shelley  
2006 Rena Galloway    
2005 Jodi (Stucker) Fudge    
2004 Doug Strauss    
2003 Carol Schibi    
2002 Leora Bremer    
2001 Connie Lamm    
2000 Modene Murphy    
1999 Cindy McClain    
1998 Rhonda Chalfant    
1997 Lydia Paul    
1996 Anne Homan    
1995 Jerrie Jones    
1994 Joyce Foster    
1993 Laura Taylor    
1992 Barbara Schulz    
1991 Keith Swanson    
1990 Don Lamm    
1989 Debbie Noland    
1988 Ron Wineinger    

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