Mathematics educators Stephen Craig and Lee Cox have been named 2015 full-time and adjunct, respectively, Faculty of the Year for Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Steamboat Springs.
One of Craig’s students, Zack Greenberg, said in nominating his instructor, “He made me want to do my very best work for him as well as myself.” Another former student, Tia Valles, said, “He helps students because he is genuine in wanting to become invested in students’ academic success. Doesn’t matter what kind of academic background the student has.”
Aaron Wesche, a former student of Cox who nominated her for the award, said that the firm foundation in math that Cox provided “catapulted me forward compared to my peers in my higher math classes.” And another former student, Eric Decker, said, “She is an amazing teacher. Not just on campus but also as a ski instructor. She takes her time and explains everything in great depth.”
Each year, students, staff and faculty of Colorado Mountain College nominate one outstanding full-time and one adjunct faculty member from each of the college’s seven campuses and the online learning department. From those honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide award recipient in each of the two categories, representing the span of the college’s 12,000-square-mile service area.
Colorado Mountain College 2015 Faculty of the Year
Every year employees and students at each of Colorado Mountain College’s campuses nominate adjunct and full-time faculty members for the Faculty of the Year Award. From those campus-level honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide award recipient in each of those two categories.
Collegewide and Edwards full time: Carol Koch, Spanish
Collegewide and Edwards adjunct: Cynthia Bell, business
Aspen adjunct: Steve Stefferud, emergency medical technician
Breckenridge and Dillon full time: Joyce Mosher, English and communication
Breckenridge and Dillon adjunct: Mark Palz, written communication
Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley full time: Derek Johnston, photography
Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley adjunct: Klaus Kocher, photography
Leadville and Buena Vista full time: Roger Coit, emergency medical services and outdoor education
Leadville and Buena Vista adjunct: Danielle del Castillo Shelton, geography
Online learning full time: Kimberly Harding, science
Online learning adjunct: Erin Donovan, anthropology
Rifle full time: Dave Ruffley, history
Rifle adjunct: Gretchen (Greta) Jorgensen, science
Steamboat Springs full time: Steve Craig, mathematics
Steamboat Springs adjunct: Lee Cox, mathematics