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Heartland honors two with Outstanding Faculty Awards

April 24, 2019

Two Heartland Community College instructors have been recognized with the Outstanding Faculty Award.

Professor of Radiography Jo Gramley is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award.

Gramley brings her expertise and experience as a Radiologic Technologist to the Heartland Radiography classroom.  She engages students in hands-on activities, a variety of learning experiences, and rigorous practice with technology.

In addition to teaching, Gramley serves as the Program Coordinator for the Radiography program.

Gramley has volunteered as a mentor for international faculty, revised the curriculum to align with the College’s new Essential Competencies, and actively recruits students through a variety of events. She was instrumental in connecting students with Success Coaches through Student Support Services.

She seeks updates in the field to stay current in her own practice and maintains connections with students long after they graduate.

Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Sociology Cristina Prestin-Latham is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award.

Prestin-Latham directs the College’s honors program and sponsors the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

In 2012, she founded and led “We are FAMILY” (Finding Answers for Making Informed Limitless Youth), a student organization designed to bring family-friendly events to the College and larger community.

She has also served as a division representative on the College’s Curriculum and Academic Standards committee and the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Advisory Committee.

Written by: Steve Fast