Exceptional Barton faculty recognized with Distinguished Instructor Awards

May 12, 2017
Story by Micah Oelze
Photo by Brandon Steinert

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2016-2017 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

The winners are:

Ed Johnson, Sociology Instructor at the Barton County Campus – Full Time

Glenna Gaunt, Private Voice Instructor at the Barton County Campus – Part Time

Karly Little, Adjunct English Instructor for BARTonline.

Kenneth Kolombe, Math Instructor at the Fort Riley Campus – Full Time

Ed Chandler, Adjunct Economics Instructor at the Fort Riley Campus.

The Distinguished Instructor Award for full-time faculty was created in 1984 to recognize teaching excellence. Faculty members are nominated by their peers and then evaluated by a committee including Barton students, a previous Distinguished Instructor Award recipient, members of the Barton Foundation, Board of Trustees and community members. The committee considers each instructor’s contributions to teaching and learning, the college mission and the community.

In 2003, the President’s Staff recognized the many contributions of Barton’s associate faculty members by establishing the Distinguished Instructor Award for associate faculty as well.

A plaque reflecting the names of the award recipients is displayed in Barton’s Office of Instruction and Student Services.

Glenna Gaunt receiving the award from Agriculture Instructor Vic Martin.
Glenna Gaunt receiving the award from Agriculture Instructor Vic Martin.