College & Community Relations

Aims Faculty of the Year recognized in Denver

Submitted on: 02-22-2012

Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Rebecca Sailor was selected as Faculty of the Year by her colleagues at Aims Community College. She received recognition at the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education meeting on Feb. 8 in Denver.

Sailor earned her AA from Joliet Junior College and her Bachelor’s in English from the University of St. Francis. Her Master’s in English is from the University of Northern Colorado.

Sailor joined Aims full-time in 2006. She is a member of the Two Year College English Association-Southwest, as well as a review editor for Teaching English at the Two-Year College. Sailor directs the Writers’ Community at Aims, a pilot program that supports writing across disciplines for both students and faculty.

“I have the pleasure of knowing a number of great teachers,” said English Department Chair Evan Oakley, “but Rebecca Sailor stands out as one of the few completely equipped teachers I’ve come across: not simply well-liked by students, but pedagogically challenging; not simply an energized scholar, but collegial and consensus building; not only full of initiative, but with the tenacity to actually make the initiatives happen.”

Sailor said she was honored to receive the award. “I'm grateful to be recognized by my peers for this award,” she said. “I'm immensely lucky to work with faculty and college leaders who encourage, support and model excellence in the classroom.”  

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