Adjunct faculty excellence awards

Published on: May 09, 2009

From more than 70 student and colleague nominations, seven outstanding faculty at Lone Star College-CyFair were recently honored as 2009 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Awards Winners.

After reviewing portfolios consisting of teaching philosophies and resumes and tallying votes, the committee rated finalists on the professionalism of their documents, their use of the LSC-CyFair Learning Signature and their commitment to student learning, the community and the system as a whole. Winners, selected from each college division, received a framed certificate, $250 and recognition at the end-of-the-year collegewide event.

This year’s award recipients include from LSC-Fairbanks Center - Assia Baburi, who teaches ESOL;  from Division 1 - Joanne Ballato who teaches Computer Information Systems; Division 2 – Andy Dexter who teaches Emergency Medical Services; Division 3 – Bob Lynch, who teaches Journalism and Mass Communications; Division 4 – Charles Hines, who teaches Sociology and Criminal Justice and Division 5 – Jan Brown, who teaches ESOL.

The recipient for Division 6 was Stephen Wheir, who passed away in February. He taught Government and was with the college when the doors first opened. 

“He was a caring and committed member of the LSC-CyFair team and is dearly missed,” said Director of Professional Development Melissa Rotholz, who presented the awards.  “In honor of his commitment to our students and teaching excellence, the Division 6 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award was presented to his wife, Helen Wheir.”

For information on LSC-CyFair, go to CyFair.LoneStar.edu.