MHCC Honors Outstanding Instructors
Posted: June 16, 2014
If you’d like to meet a great teacher, then let us introduce you to some outstanding instructors at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).
MHCC has bestowed honors to several exceptional faculty members at the college for their teaching efforts. Those receiving the 2014 Distinguished Award include Harry DeWolf , Chris Jackson and Paul Morris, all full time instructors at the college.
DeWolf, who teaches business and accounting classes at the college, was recognized by students for among other things, providing an educational adventure.
Chris Jackson provides students insight into philosophy and religion, and was praised for his ability to engage students in meaningful and sometimes controversial conversations, and at the same time injecting a little humor into the topic.
Morris specializes in Computer Information Systems and students applaud his work as one of the best. Students compliment his ‘big heart’ noting that Morris at one time collected used laptops, rebuilt them alongside students and then provided them to other students in need.
Also recognized for their work as part-time instructors are Janet Bakes, Pat Hanrahan and Myra Wecker. All three have been honored with the 2014 Part-time Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Bakes is an instructor in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. She’s noted for loving her job and being humorous and energetic in her work with students.
Hanrahan teaches astronomy and is praised for being inspiring and in some cases providing a life changing experience for students studying our celestial skies.
Wecker is a popular Zumba Tone instructor who’s classes are always full because of her creative and ever changing style in providing a unique experience for fitness enthusiasts.
All award recipients also received a kind gift of $500 each, provided by the MHCC Foundation.