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. The honorees are announced in May.

2020 Winners

Jack Lee Hayes, Chemistry, was named Instructor of the Year. Hayes has taught almost 15 years at SFCC and holds a Master of Arts in Education from University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Chemistry from Indiana University. Hayes also received this award in 2016. Students nominated him for his focus on student success and engagement and consideration of others.

One student wrote, “His coursework may be on the rigorous side, but nevertheless he works with each of his students to make sure they understand exactly what and why he is teaching them a specific lesson in a specific way. His door is always open to listen to students’ concerns and/or ideas about things going on in the scientific community … he offers more than his fair share of time to students that need a little extra practice in order to insure they understand the material.”

Robin Blackburn, Public Speaking instructor, was named Adjunct Instructor of the Year. Since 2006, Blackburn has taught part-time recurrently at SFCC but has many years of teaching experience. She holds a Master of Science in Education from Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) and resides in La Monte.

The student who nominated Blackburn wrote, “… she always goes above and beyond. Mrs. Blackburn answers everyone’s questions, never leaves us confused, and always has an uplifting and positive attitude … she loves her job.”

Dana Goosen, TRIO success coach, was named Staff of the Year. Goosen has worked at SFCC since October 2013, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Methodist University and resides in Sedalia.

Students nominated Goosen for her “attentiveness to students, positive encouragement and dedication to a healthy life style.” One student wrote, “Dana has been my life saver with surviving my first semester of college … she has helped me get more excited about college and made it look more attainable … every time I meet with her I feel motivated and encouraged to keep going … she helps me believe in myself (and) that I will achieve the goals I’m working towards.”  

Students submitted 139 nominations for the three awards. Student Government Association (SGA) members reviewed all nominations and selected four candidates for each category. A ballot was emailed to SGA representatives and their constituents for voting to determine the winners.  

All honorees received plaques and their photos will be displayed in the Yeater Learning Center lobby on the Sedalia campus.

Past Winners

  Instructor Adjunct Staff
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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