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Lakeland faculty members named Teacher of the Year by Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges

Posted: November 21, 2022

Two Lakeland Community College faculty members were named 2022 Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) for their outstanding accomplishments.

Jeanette Brossmann, professor and chair of Lakeland’s Communication Studies department and chair of Lakeland’s American Sign Language (ASL) program was awarded OATYC Full-time Teacher of the Year. Brossmann has been teaching at Lakeland since 1995. She was one of the first faculty members to teach online and hybrid classes. During her time at Lakeland, Brossmann has developed over 17 courses for the Communication Studies department and the ASL program. Brossmann was also the recipient of the Lakeland Community College 2022 Full-time Faculty Distinguished Service Award.

Ryan Eubank, Welding and Fabrication Technology program coordinator and instructor, was awarded OATYC Adjunct Teacher of the Year. Eubank has been teaching at Lakeland since 2008. In his time as welding program coordinator, he has grown the welding program from eight students to over 150 students. In addition to his work at Lakeland, Eubank serves as a subject matter expert consultant for at least 15 different nationally recognized organizations and educational institutions. Eubank also received the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award for Part-time faculty as well as the Lakeland Community College 2022 Part-time Faculty Distinguished Service Award.

“This is the first time that Lakeland faculty have been recognized in both categories. We are extremely proud of both Jeanette and Ryan,” shared Laura C. Barnard, executive vice president and provost of Lakeland Community College. “Instructors from across the state are nominated and for these two to be chosen speaks very highly of their commitment to their students and campus community. Lakeland is fortunate to have them.”

Brossmann and Eubank were presented with their awards at the 2002 OATYC Annual Conference held at Cuyahoga Community College.

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