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RMCC & Arkansas Community College Honorees

[SUBMITTED] Each year at the Arkansas Community Colleges fall conference, the twenty-two community colleges in Arkansas recognize and honor individuals who demonstrate exceptional  work in their respective field.  The respective categories for awards are: Outstanding Faculty, Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Alumni, and Academic All-Star.  At the fall conference, Rich Mountain Community College was proud to honor the following individuals for their exemplary work and service to the College and community:

ACC-2015---RMCC-Academic-AlAcademic All-Star – Brittany Fields

As an officer in the RMCC Student Government Association, member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and RMCC Science Club, Brittany is actively engaged in the community college experience. She enrolled in the fall of 2014 to pursue an Associate of General Studies and has maintained a 3.9 GPA while working fulltime in the RMCC Student Union and Bookstore. Her career goal is to be a physical therapist. Brittany’s kindness and gentle nature are evident but you will also find that she is a strong and exceptional leader in the community and in the RMCC student body.

dilbeckACC-2015---RMCC-OutsOutstanding Alumnae – LeAnn Dilbeck

As a “home grown” entrepreneur, LeAnn exemplifies a passionate community leader and an ambassador for Rich Mountain Community College. Early in her career, she worked for RMCC and later started her own business in the marketing industry.  She has revolutionized the delivery of print news and online media through live streaming, social media, and the Internet. has thousands of users from all over the world reading and keeping up with the news in southwest Arkansas. With the recent merger of Polk County Pulse and Mena Radio; Pulse Multi-Media is reaching a vast market for current news in the region.

ACC-2015---RMCC-OutstandingOutstanding Faculty – Joanne Coogan

As an RMCC faculty member for just a few short years, Joanne Coogan has been a leader in reformatting the developmental English and reading education delivery system and curriculum for the College. Her colleagues and students describe her as unselfish, inspirational, and having a significant impact on those she serves. Joanne states about her experience at Rich Mountain Community College, “Teaching at RMCC in the developmental program allows me to support students as they begin their educational journey and to share in their joy at graduation.”

QuinnACC-2015---RMCC-OutstaOutstanding Staff – Michelle Quinn

The experience of working in the Adult Basic Education Program on the RMCC campus had an impact on Michelle’s decision to develop her career at a community college. As Secretary for the Adult Ed program, she had the opportunity to observe life changing moments for students completing their GED. “My experience in the program confirmed my decision that RMCC was the setting where I could grow and enhance my career”. She now serves as the Procurement Assistant in the RMCC Business Office, a position that exemplifies her attention to detail, organizational skills, and dedicated service to the constituents we serve.


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