Edison honors long-time faculty

PIQUA — Twenty-one employees were recognized for instructing a combined total of 3,300 semester hours or approximately 1,100 classes in their careers at Edison State Community College’s annual adjunct faculty recognition banquet, Aug. 23.

Elisha Hicks, president of Academic Senate and associate professor of early childhood education, served as the event’s master of ceremonies, and Provost Christopher Spradlin provided a keynote address and presented honorees with gifts.

“Tonight we want to show our appreciation for all of our adjunct faculty,” said Spradlin. “Along with our full-time faculty, you all are the backbone of the institution. You are the ones who are out in front of our students every day, working with them, educating them, and you’re changing their lives in the process. You are a great value to the institution, and we recognize that we wouldn’t be here without you.”

Adjunct faculty hours accrue by the number of credit hours in each class taught. Typically, each class taught is worth three credit hours.

The following employees were recognized for reaching significant milestones in their careers at Edison State:

525 hours: Loleta Collins, religion;

450 hours: Janice Michael, economics;

375 hours: Michael Wolf, computer information technology;

300 hours: Bob Robinson, communication;

150 hours: Gail Ahmed, music; Carin Benning, sociology; Carl DeSantis, communication, English; Christopher Sykes, engineering, manufacturing; Debra Williamson, communications, English;

75 hours: Nick Arnold, art; Teresa Buchanan, math; Linda Dean, business, human resource management; Robert Evans, philosophy; Tamara Gretzinger, nursing; Kris Lee, computer information technology, criminal justice; Julie Miska, sociology; David Myers, psychology; April Schmidlapp, communications, general education; Michael Siebenaler, English; William Walters, business; and Michael Ward, English.

Staff report