The Outstanding Adjunct of the Year Award went to Business professor Jeffrey Rabon.
“It’s certainly an unexpected honor, but I truly know that it is a privilege to be afforded the opportunity to teach here, and I always try to remember that every time I go into class,” Rabon said.
Vice President of Instruction Grace Yackee, who presented the award, noted that students found Rabon to be welcoming.
Rabon, however, noted that students probably only tolerate him.
He started his career at MCCC in 2011, and for the first five years he strictly taught Accounting classes. For the past two years, he has also taken on Business classes.
“I just really appreciate that they considered me,” Rabon said.
Nominees for the award included Timothy Curry, Russel Pitler, Robin West Smith, Richard Hoover, Michelle Sontag, Jennifer Miller, Colleen Siegel and Jill Wilson.
“I would like to extend a thank you to Dean Paul Knollman, who gave me an opportunity for a start here,” Rabon said.
Knollman said Rabon’s passion for teaching leads to a rather successful classroom.
He also thanked Accounting professor Parnella Baul and Scott Wang, as well as his wife.
She has helped me in so many ways and helps me when I get a little frustrated, he said.
“Again, it’s a privilege and I thank you.”
The recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct of the Year Award receives an award of recognition and their name is engraven on a plaque that hangs in the A Building.
They also receive a cash stipend they can put toward a professional development event or activity of the recipient’s choosing.