Monday, June 8, 2015

Three CGCC Adjunct Faculty Members Receive District Recognition

The Adjunct Faculty Association and the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction have recognized Chandler Gilbert Community College (CGCC) adjuncts Margie Gomez, Patricia Gail Haase and Yanci Murphy for their 2014-2015 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Awards. Each of the recipients was recognized at the Maricopa Community College District Recognition Ceremony event on April 23 at Rio Salado Community College for demonstrating excellence and dedication in teaching.

Margie Gomez
Margie Gomez, has worked as a faculty member at CGCC since 2007 in the Business & Computing Studies Division. She has extensive experience in business and industry as a mechanical engineer employed by Motorola for six years. Her industry experience, coupled with her passion for teaching and helping students succeed, makes her a valuable resource at CGCC. Students are Gomez's main priority. She goes out of her way to make sure her students get the help they need to be successful inside the classroom. She has served as a tutor of accounting at CGCC and recently was invited to tutor students in economic  and finance at Thunderbird Graduate School of International Business. Gomez actively seeks to incorporate civic engagement, service learning and assessment in all of her classes to provide students with meaningful real-life experiences. She has participated in collaborative learning training workshops, and has incorporated Canvas in all her classes. She has a Certificate of Completion for MOSAIC and Safe Space. Thank you Margie Gomez for your hard work and dedication to the CGCC community.

Patricia Gail Haase
Patricia Haase has been working as a CGCC adjunct faculty member since 2013 in the Religious Studies Department.  She currently serves as the adjunct faculty representative for the CGCC Adjunct Faculty Association where she represents and advocates for her colleagues on a variety of issues. Most recently, Haase has been instrumental in obtaining additional work space for adjuncts to prepare for class and a private space to meet with students. In addition, Haase has also collaborated with her peers to develop a charter document for adjunct faculty that has been incorporated into the Shared Governance structure at CGCC. Inside the classroom, Haase is committed to providing the best learning experience for her World Religion students. As noted by one of her students, Haase goes above and beyond to connect students to her classroom material. She encourages students to think open mindedly and to step outside the box when it comes to their views on religious issues. Her use of communication and creative interactivity inside the classroom have allowed her students to establish relevant connections with the coursework.  She is truly a leader in the field and a role model for her students and peers.

Yanci Murphy                                                                                                                                                           
Yanci Murphy is a Spanish adjunct faculty member at CGCC William's Campus where she has taught since 2012. She currently works as the co-advisor for the CGCC chapter of Sigma Delta Mu Spanish Honors Society, an organization that fosters friendly relations and mutual respect between Spanish-speaking and English-speaking people. She has given many hours of her own time to reinstate this organization, to increase membership and to plan special events focused on developing student leaders. She is an active member of One World, CGCC's diversity committee, and is a frequent participant in events promoting awareness of the many cultures represented at CGCC. She is also a regular attendee at many of CGCC's co-curricular, civic and global engagement, and community enrichment events. Murphy spearheaded the effort to offer Spanish classes at CGCC's Williams Campus and a concurrent enrollment Spanish class at a local high school last spring. She challenges students and makes learning fun, and exciting. She is known for consistently promoting student success and her uniqueness to connect students to the language and culture. ¡Felicidades Yanci!

Congrats to all of our recipients!

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