SFCC Announces Instructor, Adjunct and Staff Of The Year Awards


State Fair Community College celebrated a time-honored tradition in April with the announcement of the 2023 Instructor, Adjunct and Staff Member of the Year recipients. The total number of nominations submitted by students was 140 for the three awards. A committee of six students and two staff members selected the winners.
Kayla Allison is SFCC’s 2023 Instructor of the Year. Allison is a Practical Nursing coordinator and instructor. She started at SFCC in 2014 as an instructor and became the Practical Nursing coordinator in 2022. Allison has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University.
Students who nominated Allison shared that she is the ideal instructor to teach at SFCC. She works tirelessly to provide students with the best education possible, comes in early and stays late to work with students, and is dedicated to their success.
The other finalists for Instructor of the Year were Meghan McClellan, art instructor and Danielle Dace, biology instructor.
Shannon Kammerlohr is SFCC’s 2023 Adjunct of the Year. Kammerlohr teaches English and started at SFCC in 2020. Kammerlohr has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts.
Students nominated Kammerlohr for his genuine care for students and their success. Comments praised Kammerlohr for engaging and accepting all students and for using videos, podcasts and games to engage students in great discussions and essays. One student said, “I was terrified to start college again at middle age, but it was absolutely the class I needed to be in for my entry back into college.”
The other finalists for Adjunct of the Year were James Gumbel, math instructor, and Lori Broyles, music instructor.
Taylor Stevenson is SFCC’s 2023 Staff of the Year. Stevenson is the TRiO Student Success coach who joined SFCC in 2021 as a testing specialist before accepting her current position in 2022. She graduated from SFCC with an Associate of Arts degree.
Students stated Stevenson is an amazing success coach who makes sure they stay on track in reaching their educational and personal goals. One student said that Stevenson is different from other staff in the way she shows appreciation and concern for students.
The other Staff Member of the Year finalists were Jessica Treece, Dental Hygiene administrative assistant, and Dondi Ramirez, Student Success navigator.
All honorees received plaques, and their photos will be displayed in the Yeater Learning Center lobby on the Sedalia campus. They will wear a special sash and lead the procession of faculty and staff at commencement May 19.