Mott Community College professor wins faculty member of the year award from national organization

FLINT, MI – Mott Community College faculty member Mara Fulmer was given the first Faculty Member of the Year award by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Fulmer was issued the award at the 2022 AACC annual Awards of Excellence conference in New York last week.

She is a professor of Graphic Design at Mott Community College in Flint.

Fulmer has worked at the college for 25 years in multiple positions, including faculty coordinator of the graphic design department and faculty director of the MCC Center for Teaching and Learning.

In 2019, Fulmer served as interim assistant vice president of Academic Affairs before transitioning to lead the MCC Council, a group that was formed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at the college.

As faculty director of the MCC Center for Teaching and Learning, Fulmer leads professional development programming and other activities for faculty.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of my college, our leadership, and my colleagues including fellow faculty who work together sharing ideas and practices to support our students succeed in our classrooms and online,” Fulmer said in a statement. “But mostly it is for my students who have been my best teachers, challenging me – and each of us – to do better. In the end, this award is for them. ”

MCC President Beverly Walker-Griffea said the award is a “well-deserved honor” for Fulmer.

“Mara has always demonstrated a strong commitment to student success through engagement and advocacy, not only in her classroom but also as chair of college-wide committees and her involvement with national organizations dedicated to student success,” Walker-Griffea said in a news release .

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