Moore Named 2019 LCC Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient


April 30, 2019

 
Ashley Moore

Parsons, KS--Labette Community College announced Monday, April 29 that Ashley Moore L.RT (R), Professor of Radiography and Clinical Coordinator, was named the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient. The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented annually. Faculty members must be nominated by students or LCC employees to be considered by the selection committee. Criteria for the award include teaching effectiveness, college service, student involvement, and community service. All full-time faculty who have completed at least four years of full-time teaching at LCC are eligible to be nominated.

Moore was honored at a reception in the Cardinal Café on Monday afternoon among colleagues, staff, students and a surprise visit from her family. This award ceremony is to pay tribute to one instructor’s contribution to the central mission of the college- to provide quality learning opportunities to students of LCC. This award was developed to allow the college to publicly recognize and reward an instructor who has performed in an exemplary manner. 

She began working at LCC in 2004 as a Professor of Radiography. Moore supports consistent high quality instruction, unique teaching methods and focuses on student learning through her educational philosophy by presenting students with real world clinical experiences so they can relate to textbook material. Moore engages and adapts to students in the classroom based on their personalities and learning styles. “I focus on environmental teaching. I believe that if you create a positive environment you can create endless learning opportunities for students,” said Moore of her teaching style. “I like to have fun, but still use the traditional techniques of lecture and textbooks as an educational staple.”

“Ashley is an amazing teacher. As a student, I know I can always go to her and she will help me no matter what,” said a Radiography student. “The support and encouragement she gives her students is what has gotten me through this program and paved a better life for me. She gives the best advice and her organized teaching skills make this program great.”

Moore firmly believes every student should have access to quality education. To provide students this opportunity, she makes herself available to help students and address different teaching styles as every student learns differently. Moore is willing to meet with current or potential students outside of normal work hours even if it’s at her own home or a community event. “People see me wearing an LCC Radiography shirt and ask questions about the program,” said Moore. 

“She is a fantastic advocate for her Radiography students. Her teaching style is very easy to relate to and I love that she is always very straightforward with us,” said a student of Moore’s teaching style. “She is absolutely amazing.”

In 2019, Moore took Radiography students to their first national conference. Students were able to network with other radiography students nationwide.

In addition to being a full-time instructor, her service to Labette Community College extends beyond the classroom. She attends college athletic events, as well as student and graduation activities and serves the college and students on numerous campus committees, like the Diversity committee and the Radiography advisory committee. 

In addition to her commitment to LCC, Moore is fully invested in the growth of her community of Bartlett. She is active as the little league basketball representative in which she coordinates tournaments, coaches and concession stands. Moore’s responsibilities to Bartlett Methodist Church include helping serve a monthly community breakfast and serve meals to the youth group in addition to fundraisers. She also volunteers at Bartlett Elementary school with classroom work and PTO fundraising events, and gives presentations on the human body in regard to radiography. In addition to being active in their children’s activities, Moore and her husband own a business in Chetopa. 

Moore will be recognized for her commitment to Labette Community College and quality instruction during the Commencement ceremony on May 10, 2019. For more information about the Distinguished Faculty award, contact Janice Every at janicec@labette.edu.

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