Independence, Kansas— May 12, 2017— Dr. Ann Dutton was named Independence Community College (ICC) Faculty Association Master Teacher of the year for the 2016-2017 school year on Friday at the annual ICC Employee Recognition Luncheon at ICC West.
Dutton serves as the Director of the Veterinary Technology program at ICC. She has been involved in the program from the planning stages and through the implementation process. Dutton has led the program through a successful site review with the American Veterinary Medical Association, and her hard work resulted in the accreditation of the ICC Veterinary Technology program after the first site visit.
Dutton’s students speak highly of her knowledge of veterinary science, as well as the love, patience and integrity she holds as a teacher. She is an ambassador for ICC to countless outside stakeholders.
The ICC Master Teacher is chosen annually through nominations and votes from full-time faculty members. The nominee must have taught at ICC for a minimum of five years and must exemplify a list of quality traits.
Other ICC staff members receiving awards for their efforts include: Melissa Ashford and Tamara Kessler; Cornerstone Award, Elaine Kimzey; Master Staffer Award and Darrel Gray; Spirit Award.
ICC recognized employees for their work through three other award categories including the Spirit Award, Cornerstone Award and Master Staffer Award. Faculty and staff nominate and vote for the recipients of these awards.
Darrel Gray was the recipient of the Spirit Award; an employee who has worked consistently and passionately to serve the community. Gray works in the maintenance department at ICC. Melissa Ashford and Tamara Kessler received the Cornerstone Award, which honors distinguished group leadership. Ashford and Kessler head the computer technology department at ICC. Elaine Kimzey was awarded the Master Staffer Award; an employee who has shown strength, commitment and inclination for action. Kimzey serves as an administrative assistant at ICC West.
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