COLUMBIA, S.C. – Midlands Technical College (MTC) kicked off its spring semester by honoring its Adjunct Faculty of the Year for 2016-2017. Adjunct faculty are hired by colleges on a contractual, part-time basis as opposed to the traditional model of full-time employment. MTC’s adjunct instructors, some with more than 30 years of teaching excellence at the college, represent a diverse group of teaching professionals with real-world, professional experience in their academic areas.
“Without our adjunct faculty, we could not do what we do,” said MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames. “We hire adjunct faculty who very often are working professionals in their field, and the expertise and depth of experience they bring to the classroom in their discipline is invaluable.”
The Adjunct Faculty of the Year program recognizes and honors adjunct faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at MTC. Each department chair, working with full-time faculty, selects the award winner.
The 2016-2017 Adjunct Faculty of the Year are:
- Johna Buchanan, Business and Public Service
- Geneva Cormany, Developmental Studies
- David Heugel, Engineering
- Sherry Beasley, English
- India Gregory, Health Sciences
- Lindsay Weathers, Humanities
- Phillip Jackson, Industrial Technologies
- Rachel Harjes, Information Systems Technology
- Sara Rabieh, Mathematics
- Constance Hopkins, Nursing
- Shannon Jones, Science
- Dan Ruff, Social and Behavioral Sciences
MTC’s experienced, dedicated faculty are the foundation to the college’s commitment to academic excellence. MTC instructors regularly earn state, regional, and national awards for their superior teaching. There are currently more than a dozen job openings for adjuncts in a diverse range of curricula. To see the positions and learn more about joining the MTC family, visit www.midlandstech.edu/about/work-mtc.
About Midlands Technical College
Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and the largest provider of transfer students to four-year colleges and universities in the state, MTC enrolls approximately 16,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually has 30,000 enrollments and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year. MIDLANDSTECH.EDU