Kansas City, MO – Dr. Denna Clymer was presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Missouri Community College Association annual convention in Kansas City earlier this month.
The award is presented annually to a faculty member who is nominated and voted on by peers. Clymer was recognized at the college’s annual holiday buffet this past December but recognized by MCCA at the convention.
When asked about the award Clymer commented, “It is a genuine privilege to work for Crowder College. I am surrounded by some of the finest people that I have ever met, and we all share the same goal of helping our students fulfill their potential and live their best possible lives. It is an honor to be a part of that special mission. I am overjoyed to have been chosen by my colleagues for this award because I know how great my colleagues are at what they do. Their confidence and appreciation means the world to me. ”
Clymer is the social science division chair and has been with the college in a faculty position since 2014.
“Dr. Clymer is a professional who is a loyal, committed, dedicated, and valued member of the Crowder College faculty. She has a great rapport with her students and is a leader in her academic discipline. I am pleased that she was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. This was a well-deserved award for Dr. Clymer,” stated Dr. Adam Morris, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Crowder College will announce the name of the next recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the holiday buffet on December 10, after the Board of Trustees meeting.