Four Metropolitan Community College employees were recognized on the state level for their years of service. The awards were presented during MCCA’s fiftieth annual convention. The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together.
MCC-BLUE RIVER’S HARDEN RECEIVES SENIOR SERVICE AWARD
Shari Harden received the Missouri Community College Association’s Senior Service Award at a ceremony in Branson this month. Harden is a professor at Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River campus. She came to MCC in 1994 after earning a master’s degree from Utah State University. She has since become a distinguished faculty member; a highly regarded student-centered instructor; and a valuable participant in faculty governance, curriculum development, and implementation of innovative teaching practices.
MCC-LONGVIEW’S FANNAN RECEIVES SENIOR SERVICE AWARD
Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s Lisa Fannan received the Missouri Community College Association’s Senior Service Award. Fannan began her service with MCC in February 1984 as a personnel associate in the human resources office. She has held several leadership positions during her time in that office, including both vice president and president of the Missouri College and University Personnel Association. She moved to Penn Valley’s financial aid office in 1991, and now serves as the student financial aid manager at the MCC -Longview campus.
MCC-MAPLE WOODS’ SHARP RECEIVES SENIOR SERVICE AWARD
The Missouri Community College Association presented the Senior Service Award to Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods’ David Sharp. Sharp is a faculty member in the English department. He has taught a variety of courses, including composition, intro to fiction, detective fiction, and Bible as literature. He teaches on-ground as well as on-line. Sharp has also served as president of Maple Woods’ faculty association and adviser to The Zebra — the campus student newspaper. He is also active in faculty evaluation and screening committees.
MCC-PENN VALLEY’S ROBERTS RECEIVES SENIOR SERVICE AWARD
MCC-Penn Valley’s Jackie Roberts received the Missouri Community College Association’s Senior Service Award. Roberts is the library manager at the Penn Valley campus, a position she worked her way up to from having started as a student worker. Penn Valley’s dean of instruction Dr. Cheryl Carpenter, who nominated Roberts to receive the award, describes Roberts as loyal, dedicated, dependable, and hardworking, and praises Roberts’ leadership in the MCC library community.