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Howard Community College Announces Helen Buss Mitchell as Inspiring Faculty Member for 2011-12

May 14, 2012

Columbia, MD) – From a group of seven full-time Howard Community College (HCC) educators recognized by peers as outstanding faculty members in their respective divisions, Helen Buss Mitchell, professor of philosophy and director of Women's Studies, has been named Overall Inspiring Faculty Member for 2011-2012. Starting her career at HCC in 1974, Dr. Mitchell’s outstanding accomplishments have been evidenced year after year in her service to her students, the college, and her community. As part of this award, Mitchell will lead the faculty procession at HCC’s commencement, address the student honorees at the Dean’s List receptions, and attend a major conference or other professional development activity. 

The other full-time Inspiring Faculty selected from their divisions are:

Arts & Humanities: Helen Buss Mitchell, Professor, Philosophy; Director of Women's Studies
Business & Computer Systems: Anjula Batra, Associate Professor, Business; Coordinator, Portfolio Assessment
English & World Languages: Margaret Garroway, Associate Professor, English
Health Sciences: Donna Musselman, Professor, Nursing
Mathematics: Caroline Torcaso, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Science & Technology: David Rader, Associate Professor, Technology
ocial Sciences & Teacher Education: Laura Cripps, Assistant Professor, Anthropology/Geography

The 2011-12 Inspiring Adjunct Faculty include:

Arts & Humanities: Louisa Jonas, Adjunct Instructor
Business & Computer Systems: William Hart, Adjunct Instructor
Continuing Education & Workforce Development: Joyce Griffin, Adjunct Instructor
English & World Languages: Kathy Kersheskey, Master Adjunct Instructor
Health Sciences: Gail Baptisite, Senior Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics: Kathleen Mulhall, Master Adjunct Instructor
Science & Technology: Rhonda Canham, Senior Adjunct Instructor
Social Sciences & Teacher Education: Robert Wasilewski, Senior Adjunct Instructor

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to nearly 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, and Laurel College Center. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.