By CCWeek Staff  /  
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Faculty Lounge

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

Kathleen Carot, professor of speech, theater and humanities at Oakton Community College (Illinois), is the recipient of the college’s 2017 Ray Hartstein Award for Outstanding Professional Excellence in Teaching for a full-time faculty member. The Des Plaines resident was honored at the college’s fall semester kickoff, “Success Matters.” Named for the founder of Oakton’s Board of Trustees, the accolade epitomizes “excellence in teaching and respect for students and peers” and is presented after a review by the Oakton Educational Foundation Excellence in Teaching Committee. In addition to a plaque, Carot received $1,500 provided by the Oakton Community College Educational Foundation. “Kathleen has been a solid piece to our speech and theater department for over 20 years,” said Chair of Performing Arts John Frisco, professor of speech and theater. “Intelligent, creative and fun are just some of the ways I would describe her. Kathleen has always been focused on finding innovative ways to engage Oakton students to provide them with the best learning experience possible.” Carot also serves as the coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Oakton. The program’s mission is to introduce students and the community to feminist perspectives on women in history, the arts and the academic disciplines. In addition, WGS offers a unique foundation for interdisciplinary study, as well as the pursuit of a wide variety of majors and careers in the arts, education, social services, health care, law and business. Annually, the WGS sponsors an annual juried art exhibition at the college’s Koehnline Museum of Art. One of the region’s premier art events, the yearly event attracts hundreds of participants drawing submissions locally, nationally and internationally. Themes focus on issues and ideas involving women and feminism.


Lisa Bromley, an adjunct faculty member at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, was recently elected to the American Medical Technologists Board of Directors. Founded in 1939, American Medical Technologists is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for registered allied health professionals including medical technologists, phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory assistants, dental assistants, medical assistants and others. The AMT Board of Directors, a 14-member board that is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies, helps maintain high standards in the allied health professions in the United States and abroad by offering continuing education to its members and by evaluating new legislations that may affect the members. The board’s nominating committee searches for candidates to serve on the board by contacting state societies, current board members and district councilors for recommendations. A registered medical assistant with 16 years of experience, Bromley who works full time at Murray-Calloway County hospital and also teaches phlebotomy at WKCTC, was nominated by a board member from Texas. “I am honored to have been nominated, period, but to know that my service to the allied health profession was recognized by a board member from Texas is a great feeling,” said Bromley, who also received the WKCTC’s Adjunct Faculty Award earlier this year for her outstanding contributions and exemplary service to WKCTC students. To be qualified to serve on the AMT board, candidates must have been a member of the Registry for three consecutive years and must have served terms as national or elected state or international society officer or director prior to their election or appointment. Bromley fit the bill by serving as secretary on the Kentucky AMT state board of directors for the past 10 years. She will continue in that position for the next two years. Bromley has also served as the AMT National Chair for student activities for two years. Once nominated, the AMT board began the interview process by talking with the Kentucky State Society to see if Bromley had performed well and met the requirements of the state society. When she passed with flying colors, Bromley’s interview process continued with a new element for the candidates. This year Bromley and fellow nominees had to submit a proposal to help state and national societies recruit new members. Bromley began her three-year term on the board in August. “I’m so excited for what lies ahead in the next three years.”

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