Academic Senate announces awards for outstanding faculty and classified professional of the year. - Crafton Hills College
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Publish Date: April 26, 2024

Outstanding Faculty: Danielle McCoy & Ernesto Rivera Outstanding Faculty: Danielle McCoy and Ernesto Rivera

The Crafton Hills College Academic Senate celebrated the excellent work of the College’s faculty by selecting two full-time faculty members and one part-time faculty member as its outstanding faculty of the year. Ernesto Rivera (Counseling) and Danielle McCoy (Math) were chosen as the most outstanding full-timers, and Wendy Lamb (English) was recognized as the top part-time faculty member.

Nominating faculty expressed their reasons for nominating the two full-time faculty award winners: 

  • Ernesto Rivera: Anyone who has worked with Ernesto can attest to his genuine kindness, intentionality, and dedication to the college community. He is always ready to contribute his expertise and work collaboratively towards shared goals. 
  • Danielle McCoy: Ms. McCoy has served as the math department chair for several years; she meets with her colleagues on a regular basis to address concerns and to encourage faculty collaboration and communication. [She] is always a ray of sunshine. She is actively involved in several college committees and ensures that student success is the college’s primary goal. 

Also nominated for this recognition were full-timers Breanna Andrews, Lauren Bond, Andrew Guevara, Steve Hellerman, Krista Ivy, Isidro Zepeda, and Jillian Robertson. Vanesse Hiten, Nicholas Morris, Jennifer Simmers, and Amy Wassing were the part-time faculty also nominated for this distinction. 

These are the people who most directly make CHC an excellent institution of higher education and the reason CHC ranks at the top of all southland community colleges in student success and transfer to the state’s universities.

In addition, the senate also selected Elizabeth Lopez from the Office of Instruction as Classified Professional of the Year. Others nominated for this award were Karen Peterson, Tutoring; Christina Sweeting, Career Education & Human Development; and Alyssa Taylor, Social Information & Natural Sciences.