Fort Leonard Wood professors honored at appreciation dinner

Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood

October 25, 2013


Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood held an appreciation dinner for all its faculty and staff on Oct. 5 at the Pershing Community Center.

David Chirban, an adjunct professor who teaches Religion and Human Experience, received the Faculty of the Year award for the 2012-13 academic year. The award was voted on by all of the Ft. Leonard Wood in-seat students enrolled in the Early Fall 2013 session. Chirban has been teaching at the college for less than a year; however, he has built a successful rapport with his students. He provides a conducive learning environment while adhering to high academic standards that embody Columbia College.

Peggy Brown, an adjunct professor who retired after the August 2013 session, received a certificate of appreciation for her 30 years of teaching at the Ft. Leonard Wood and Rolla campuses. Brown taught many courses in biology, chemistry, education and physics. She was a great professor and will be greatly missed.

The awards were presented by Mike Siegel, campus director; Mike Randerson, vice president for AHE; and Brian Bilderback, campus assistant director.

Congratulations, David and Peggy!