Faculty & Staff

Congratulations to the 2015 Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Please join ICC in congratulating the following 2015 faculty and staff award winners:

*Gallion Award (Full-Time Faculty Highest Student Nominated Teaching Award) – Joseph Chianakas – Assistant Professor (Arts & Communication)

*Teaching Excellence Award (Adjunct Faculty Highest Student Nominated Teaching Award) – Kamara Taylor – Adjunct Faculty (Social Sciences & Public Services)

*Faculty Who Make a Difference Award (Student Nominated teaching awards for both full-time and adjunct faculty of “honorable mention”) –

  • Elizabeth Baldridge, PhD – Professor (English, Humanities, & Language Studies)
  • Amy Goode – Professor (Math, Science, & Engineering)
  • Tom Griffiths, PhD – Associate Professor (Math, Science, & Engineering)
  • Jennifer Hopp – Professor (English, Humanities, & Language Studies)
  • Sean Mulkey – Adjunct Professor (Math, Science, & Engineering)
  • Dawn Peterson – Assistant Professor (Math, Science, & Engineering)
  • Al Rusch – Professor (Arts & Communication)
  • Anthony White, PhD – Professor (Social Sciences & Public Services)

*Dr. Thomas K. Thomas Endowed Teaching Chair Award (Selected by college committee based on the faculty application and the project to be developed by the awardee) – Jennifer Costa – Professor (Arts & Communication), for a project to develop a training course within Blackboard to educate our students about academic integrity, and identifying plagiarism and how to avoid it.

*Faculty and Staff Diversity Awards (The Intercultural Diversity Committee’s Diversity Awards recognize a faculty and staff member who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to and appreciation of diversity at Illinois Central College. Nominations are accepted from staff and students.)

  •  Faculty Diversity Award: Anthony White, PhD– Professor (Social Sciences & Public Services)
  •  Staff Diversity Award: Jessica Bastian – Electronic Resources Librarian (Learning Resources)
  •  Staff Diversity Award: Arnitria Shaw – Director, TRiO Student Support Services (Diversity, International, and Adult Education)

*Staff Who Make a Difference Awards (Outstanding student- or staff-nominated awards to staff members who exemplify ICC’s Service Principles in all they do at ICC.)

  • Stephanie Farquer – Special Events Coordinator (Marketing)
  • Peggy Karnes – Dental Clinic Specialist (Health Careers)
  • Susan Kellerstrass – Library Circulation Specialist (Learning Resources)
  • Angela McElyea – Benefits Management (Tort Liability)
  • Roy Saatkamp – Finance & Membership Specialist (Fitness Center)

Submitted by Janice Kinsinger, associate dean of Organizational Learning