- Two instructors at Iowa Western Community College have earned top honors from their peers at the 2013 Iowa Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Ankeny, Iowa.
The ICA hosts a conference every year to allow faculty to exchange teaching and research ideas and to honor the best and brightest teachers in the state. Jamie Stech, an assistant professor at Iowa Western, and instructor Tanna White both earned coveted awards at the conference.
Stech, from Osmond, Nebraska, earned the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award. Stech has been a full-time instructor since 2009 and teaches classes such as Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication and Group Communication. Stech is presently taking classes at the University of Nebraska and will attain her Doctorate in Educational Administration in 2014.
White, an Omaha, Neb. native, has taught Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication for two years at Iowa Western in both face-to-face classrooms as well as online. In addition to Iowa Western, White has taught classes at Hawkeye Community College in Iowa, Metropolitan Community College in Nebraska and the University of Northern Iowa.
“We are honored to have these two quality staff members on our team at Iowa Western,” said Dr. Gina Schochenmaier, Dean of Communication and Fine Arts. “Both are well deserving of these honors due to their dedication and commitment to our students.”
From left: Jaime Stech and Tanna White pose with their awards from the Iowa Communication Association.