FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director Public Relations
Labette Community College
Miller named 2012 LCC Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient
Labette Community College announced Thursday, April 19, 2012 that Kim Miller, Math Instructor, was named the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient. The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented annually. Faculty members must be nominated by students or LCC employees to be considered by the selection committee. Criteria for the award include teaching effectiveness, college service, student involvement, and community service. All full-time faculty who have completed at least four years of full-time teaching at LCC are eligible to be nominated.
Miller was honored at a reception in the Cardinal Café on Thursday afternoon. This award ceremony is to pay tribute to one instructor’s contribution to the central mission of the college- to provide quality learning opportunities to students of LCC. This award was developed to allow the college to publicly recognize and reward an instructor who has performed in an exemplary manner.
Many anonymous student comments from the Distinguished Faculty Award Nominations were read at the reception. These student comments included:
“This instructor takes the time to get to know each student personally. I have never had an instructor go beyond the duties in the classroom like this instructor has.”
“This is the BEST instructor I’ve ever had. There is NO ONE more deserving of the Instructor of the Year award.”
“This instructor covers the material at the same speed as the students comprehend it. If students are struggling with a chapter, this instructor refuses to move on until everyone understands.”
“As a non-traditional student, there have been situations where I missed a deadline for an assignment. Anytime something like this comes up, the instructor always understands and is quick to offer assistance. Many times, I have stopped the instructor in the hallways and asked questions about my assignments. Rather than telling me to come to the office, this instructor always helps me no matter what, when, or where.”
“Recently, I did not do well on a test. I asked the instructor to review my test with me and the instructor did, plus, the instructor printed off additional work which has been greatly beneficial. All of this was done on the instructor’s lunch hour.”
For more information regarding the Distinguished Faculty Award or the 2012 recipient, Kim Miller, please contact the Academic Affairs office at 1-888-LABETTE.