Posted at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12, 2015

Meet the new faculty

Karen Clark-Bond

Clark-Bond


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC? 

I have chosen to teach nursing because I deeply care about the future of nursing and wanted to be a part of forming the new generation of professional nurses who will be taking care of all of us at some point in the future. I’ve chosen LCCC because I am a product of this program and I have a great connection with the team already. I’m proud to now be a part of it. When I was a student here in the nursing program, Jennifer Anderson had a huge impact on me and my practice. I’ve always been a teacher, preceptor, and educator so this was a natural progression for me.

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?
I want to be a part of helping new nurses go into the profession with ownership of their practice and their learning. I want to be a part of helping them become more curious and self-directed.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

I love exercise and even owned a gym for a time. My goal is to become a serious weight lifter and even to compete. I am the chief executive officer of my own online business in fitness and nutrition.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

Both my bachelor’s degree and my master’s degree are from the University of Phoenix. I am beginning my doctorate of nursing practice in October.

What past job experience do you have?

Nursing is my second career. I joined the United States Air Force right out of high school and travelled the U.S. and Asia as an aircraft mechanic. After the Air Force, I achieved my Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power plant license and worked for Rockwell, building and flight testing the B-1 Bomber; Lockheed, working on restoration of C-130’s; and then McDonnell Douglas, working on the retrofit of MD-11’s and flight testing and delivery of the C-17 to the Air Force. I got into the medical field when I moved to North Dakota. It started with a CPR class and evolved to volunteering for the local ambulance service. I became an EMT and then a paramedic, which led to nursing school and emergency nursing where I still work. My focus has been on emergency and critical care nursing. Lots of stops in between and some great experiences. I continue to grow and learn.


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

I was really drawn to the small class sizes and the ability to actually know some of my students. I also got a sense that the department, and college, has some really great resources in terms of hands-on learning and I liked that there was a strong sense of teamwork between instructors.

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

I'm hoping to teach some of my classes in a "flipped" way: getting students to watch videos and read outside of class so that in-class time can be spent on homework in order to get a deeper understanding of the topics, while I'm around to answer questions.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

I'm an amateur foodie: I love trying new recipes and restaurants. Baked goods are my specialty, but I found an almond-pesto-green-bean recipe that's my new favorite. I also love reading, almost always fantasy-fiction, whenever I have some time.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

I got my bachelor’s at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and doctorate at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

What past job experience do you have?

I taught various teacher’s assistant positions as a graduate student, then taught as an adjunct at CSU for two years.


Maura Hadaway

Hadaway


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

Be an effective teacher who provides insights into “real world” applications for software and applications. Help students to build confidence in their skills and abilities.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

My family, yoga, cooking, gardening, walking, music.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

My bachelor’s is in history from the University of Wyoming and I earned a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington Information School.

What past job experience do you have?


Lindsey Hanlon

Hanlon


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

I plan to impact LCCC during my tenure here by improving the writing and speaking skills of as many students as possible, both in my role as an instructor and by continuing the excellent work of the Writing & Communication Center; I love seeing students gain confidence in their ability to communicate.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

Some of my interests include reading graphic novels and playing board games. My current favorites include the Ms. Marvelseries of comics and the game Pandemic.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

I received my master’s in English from Boston College, and I received my bachelor’s in English and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wyoming.

What past job experience do you have?

I taught composition and literature for two years before coming to LCCC. I have also worked in tutoring centers for more than five years.


Marcy Holford

Haolford


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

Diversity of the college community, joining an established nursing department that provides dual enrollment and heightened admission rates compared to other community colleges and the articulated core value: “desire to make a difference.”

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

I plan on impacting the college through my knowledge of Revolutionizing Nursing Education in Wyoming as this will be implemented in fall 2016. I participated in the ReNEW committee for nearly six years and am excited to actively engage in the implementation phase. Additionally I plan to impact peers, colleagues and students through my belief in Starfish: “every action, no matter how small, can make a difference.”

What are some interests you have outside of education?

Additional interests that I possess outside of education include written works of philosophy and sociology, when time permits I enjoy a good novel. In my leisure time I enjoy spending time with my dogs/cat (Vega, Chief, Vincent, Smokey, and Cleo) and family (husband, three stepchildren, and two grandsons). My hobbies include pheasant hunting, snowboarding and finding bargains at yard sales and flea markets.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

I graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing from Western Wyoming Community College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming and a master’s in nursing science with emphasis in leadership/management from Walden University. I obtained my board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center in case management and I am currently pursuing a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Kansas with an anticipated start date of June 2016, majoring in nursing research with a minor in philosophy.

What past job experience do you have?

Past employment experiences include clinical nursing within a long-term geriatric care facility as a certified nursing assistant and as a registered nurse, clinical nursing and care coordination within developmental disabilities institution and case management for insurance provider. Prior to entering nursing, I was employed primarily in customer services to include waitress, trucking dispatcher and office management.


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

I wanted to try a career change from corporate accounting to academia because I found my adjunct work very rewarding. It is close to Fort Collins, which is where I grew up and where my family is. LCCC offered me a job.

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

As a new faculty member, and being relatively new to teaching in general, I am focusing in on my short-term goal of just becoming the best instructor I can.  I want to have a positive impact on my students, and through this student impact also have a positive impact on LCCC.  I will figure out the best ways to impact the college, outside of teaching, as my tenure progresses.  However, I came here because I want to teach, and this is where I would like to focus my time and energy as much as possible.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

Christianity, camping, hiking, fishing, time with family and fixing stuff.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

Colorado State University.

What past job experience do you have?

I worked as a controller at Harmony Foundation, Inc.; an accounting specialist at VF Outdoor, Inc.; payroll tax auditor for the State of Wyoming; computer lab assistant manager at Colorado State University; ski lift operator; housekeeper; line-cook; vacuum repairman; and janitor.


Nick Robertson

Robertson


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

I hope to add to the student-focused atmosphere.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, reading and spending time with my family.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

A bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho; master’s degree from Eastern Washington University.

What past job experience do you have?

I have been a snowboard instructor, health screener and personal training supervisor.


Denise Rogers

Rogers


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

I choose to teach at Laramie County Community College a long time ago – I’ve been teaching here for 12 years, sometimes full time and sometimes as adjunct faculty. I’m here because I feel like the faculty and the staff at this college have a real commitment to students and to education.

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

I hope the biggest impact I’ll have is in the classroom. Perhaps my students won’t learn to love economics, but hopefully they’ll learn how important economics is to their lives. In addition to teaching, I’m also the director of the Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis a LCCC. I’m hopeful that this center, which just moved back to the college, can create research opportunities for faculty and students and enhance teaching.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

I like spending time outdoors with my family and I love to travel. Last summer I spent time in Eastern Europe including two of the countries, Serbia and Hungary, which are right in the middle of the current refugee crisis.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

I have a master’s degree in economics from Washington State University and a master’s degree in planning from the University of Minnesota.

What past job experience do you have?

I have taught at community colleges all over the United States: in Oregon, Minnesota, Arizona and Colorado. In addition, I have 10 years of experience in public policy work.


Jake Sherlock

Sherlock


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

By helping students produce quality journalism projects that will prepare them for their next step in life, whether that be transferring to a four-year institution or entering the job market.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

Spending time with my wife, two children and all of my extended family; college football; NFL and Fantasy Football; pro wrestling; comic books and comic-book movies; coffee.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

I earned my bachelor's in journalism from the University of Wyoming in 1998 and my master's in communications/mass media in 2001, also from Wyoming.

What past job experience do you have?

I spent six years as an assistant professor and editor for the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Columbia Missourian. Before that, I spent four years as an editor and columnist for the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Most recently, I was the director of marketing and public relations for a hobby organization in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 


Caron Shipley

Shipley


What are three reasons you chose to teach at LCCC?

Love the community college environment. Well-respected institution.
Quality dental hygiene program.

How do you plan to impact the college during your tenure here?

Growing the dental hygiene department, continuing with quality student outcomes and collaborating with and providing dental hygiene services to the local community.

What are some interests you have outside of education?

My grandson, travelling and winter downhill skiing.

Where’d you study prior to joining the LCCC team?

University of Minnesota; University of Missouri, Kansas City; and Kansas University.

What past job experience do you have?

I have worked 35 years as a clinical dental hygienist. I’ve worked for the Bureau of Oral Health, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and program director of dental hygiene at Concorde Career College in Denver.