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. eNews will be profiling the 2015 honorees throughout the week. Today’s profile highlights Faculty of the Year from the college’s Summit campus.
Educators Dr. Joyce Mosher and Mark Palz have been named 2015 full-time and adjunct, respectively, Faculty of the Year for Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Summit County, which has locations in Breckenridge and Dillon.
Mosher, who teaches English communications, was nominated by students and alumni. “She made me a more aware writer, something that is a skill I will use in all my other classes,” said student Christopher Marks. Dominque Giraux, another student, said Mosher “is one of the most helpful teachers at CMC.”
Palz, who teaches written communications and several years ago took over the annual Poetry Slam from Mosher, was nominated by students and a colleague. “He is ready to help at anytime and anywhere,” even on his day off, said student Alioune Ndour. In nominating Palz a co-worker said, “Mark is not only diligent and steadfast in his commitment to the college and students, but he goes the extra mile with tutoring and being there for students at graduations and special events.”
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.