Heritage Adjunct Recognition and Appreciation
Heritage University Faculty Members have long appreciated the extraordinary service the University receives from its adjunct professors. In 2006 the Faculty Senate created an award to honor our part-time colleagues. Annually, Department Chairs nominate adjuncts to receive the award based on their outstanding teaching and the longevity of their commitment and service to Heritage.
These adjuncts exemplify the high standards to which Heritage holds its faculty. They are professionally well-prepared and knowledgeable in their fields. They care about students and celebrate diversity. Their nominators have described them as “dedicated,” “supportive,” and “holistic” educators who have challenged students by setting high standards and then mentored them to succeed in achieving those standards. Students are at the center of their work.
Coincidentally, the acronym “HARATA” describes a Maori belief that we are "spiritual beings having an earthly experience, with the ability to use the powers of nature to heal ourselves.” We believe these adjuncts are using their earthly experiences to create healing- educational experiences for their students.
Appreciative of all our adjunct colleagues, in 2011-2012, the seventh year of the award, the Faculty Senate and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Teaching extends special recognition to:
- Greg Hanberg, Moses Lake, Education
- Jahan Lohrasbi, Toppenish, Physics
- Colleen Dionee-Newell, Tri-Cities, Social Work
- Jose Jamie Ortiz, Toppenish, Criminal Justice
- Terry Shines, Tri-Cities, Social Work