Lakewood - Each year the Red Rock’s Community College faculty and staff take time to select and honor their colleagues for outstanding performance, based upon three constituency groups: Faculty, Classified, and Administrator/Technical/Professional.
The 2012 RRCC Faculty of the Year is Humanities Chair and History lead instructor Chris Howell, who came highly recommended by fellow faculty members. In letters that nominated Howell for the award, faculty spoke glowingly of their fellow lead instructor. Howell has been employed with RRCC for 10 years teaching, world history and archaeology. He is known for keeping his department informed and ready for college, state, and national education changes. Chris travels extensively bringing back resources from across the globe to his classrooms. He also leads student class field trips across the US and internationally to places such as Ireland, India and Africa.
Deb Dahlstrom was awarded the Classified Employee of the Year distinction. Dahlstrom came to RRCC in the fall semester of 1998 to pursue an AS in psychology and started working as a student hourly, then became a full-time employee. After three years in Admissions, she accepted a position at the Rocky Mountain Education Center. In 2003, Dahlstrom moved to a position at the college’s information desk as the desk manager where she spent eight years. In August of 2011 she accepted a new position as Assistant to the Vice President of Student Success. Thanks to the credits Dahlstrom earned at RRCC, she was able to transfer to Regis University as a junior where she is currently pursuing a BS in applied psychology and plans to later complete a master’s degree.
Dan Macy was honored at the RRCC Admin/Tech/Pro Employee of the Year for the 2012-2013 term. Macy has been with Red Rocks since 1994 and has achieved numerous accomplishments over the past 18 years. Macy assisted with the establishment of the Arvada Campus building in 2000. His involvement with the Arvada community has created a network of community members dedicated to RRCC’s success. In addition, Macy wears other hats at RRCC such as academic advisor, career counselor, psychology instructor, co-founder of the Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth, and graduation committee. Macy’s dedication has always been to serve Red Rocks students, the Arvada and Lakewood communities, and be an overall college contributor. He is considered a tremendous resource to the staff at the Arvada campus.
More about Red Rocks Community College: Since 1969 Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to students of all ages and backgrounds. RRCC offers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.
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