Liberal Arts Division

Liberal Arts Division

Mission Statement

To inspire the development and evaluation of historical, scientific, and reflective knowledge, and challenge students to be critical thinkers on a diverse and global scale to communicate well, to clarify values, and to appreciate aesthetics and the fine arts.  Liberal Arts instruction strives not only for the appreciation, but also the application of information and skills to encourage awareness, creativity, and problem solving for our students and the community.

Career Programs

Located in the Clock Tower Center, the Liberal Arts Division is the largest academic division on campus, encompassing both transfer baccalaureate and career program offerings in the humanities, communications and social sciences.

Liberal Arts humanities offerings include survey courses in humanities, foreign language, literature, music, and the arts.  Communications offerings encompass rhetoric, technical writing, creative writing, media, and speech.  Social Sciences courses include anthropology, criminology, geography, education, history, psychology, political science, sociology, and social work.

Career programs in Liberal Arts include Education and Public Safety.  The Education Program offers Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S) degrees in Early Childhood Education and paraprofessional educator (teaching assistant) degrees in Early Childhood and  K-12.  Public Safety associates degree programs  include the Law Enforcement Program to train police officers, and  Corrections for officers in prisons/jails or in probation/parole work, and the Fire Science Program to train fire fighters and managers.  These programs also offer shorter term certificates.

Career programs in:

Criminal Justice    
Fire Science          

Writing Center

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Liberal Arts Division Faculty

Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs
Dr. Penny J. McConnell

Lead Professors
Ted Gallagher, Composition
Rich Pate, Social Science
Ryan Wyckoff, Speech

Kelly Alvarez
Jamie Berthel
Stefanie Davis
Nancy Duran
Ted Gallagher
Chuck Hantz
Greg Holden
Marla Jarmer
Ronnie Johnson
Maurice Miller
Richard Pate
Eric Simonson
Jonathon Wade
Dana Wheeler
Rickey Williams
Ryan Wyckoff


Timothy Carter
Emily Chappell
Heidi Crane
Guido Esteves
Anthony Engel
Robert Hargrove
Laura Hensgen
Tony Hynes
Rachel Kloth
Jane McFadden
Steve Meadows
Dan Milligan
Rena Pate
Cindy Peck
Michael Pemberton
Laura Reed-Sallee
Dan Reed
Terian Reed
Thomas Sage
Paul Stamm
Sarah Weidenburner
Brad Wheeler
Kaighla White
Mary Wicoff
Krista Witsman
Chris Yates

Administrative Assistant
Jeanne Dunn

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