Top Faculty Named at Santiago Canyon College

June 3, 2009

OrangeRick Adams of Irvine has received Santiago Canyon College’s (SCC) faculty excellence award for 2009. This honor is bestowed annually upon the college’s top full and part-time instructors following nomination and election by their peers. For winning top honors, Adams’ name is added alongside previous winners on a perpetual plaque, and he receives a $2,500 prize.

An Associate Professor of English, Adams joined the college as a full-time faculty member in 2001. He considers sharing the journey of learning with his students to be a profound privilege. When he’s not teaching, Adams enjoys reading and writing. He is also an active runner who participates regularly in marathons. Adams holds a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley as well as two M.A. degrees (in English literature and theology) from California State University, Los Angeles and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Also earning honors is part-time instructor Gregory Sebourn of Fullerton. In addition to working full-time at Johnson-Frank & Associates, Inc. as a senior survey project manager, Sebourn has taught land surveying for the college since 2004. He serves in a leadership capacity in the California Land Surveyor’s Association (CLSA) and several other professional organizations. Sebourn has been instrumental in fundraising for SCC’s land surveying program, including obtaining funds for scholarships and securing equipment donations. With his assistance, the Santiago Canyon College Land Surveying program has grown into one of the largest community college program in the continental U.S.

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