Stone Named Carl Sandburg College Faculty Member of the Year

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, May 19, 2017 12:11 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

Christina Stone has been named the 2017 Carl Sandburg College Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Stone for her outstanding work in the classroom. Stone was introduced as the winner during the 49th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement on Thursday night at Galesburg High School.

A nursing instructor, Stone graduated from Sandburg’s associate degree nursing program in 2004. She worked as a registered nurse at a local hospital while earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Phoenix before returning to Sandburg as an instructor in 2009.

“I channeled my nursing faculty mentors to become the teacher I am today,” Stone said. “I enjoy assisting students in their success and guiding them toward their educational and career goals.”

In addition to her teaching duties, Stone is chair of the College of Nursing’s Admission and Retention Committee, co-chair of the Curriculum Committee and serves on the Evaluation Committee. She also is an elected member of the College’s Tenure Committee. Stone helped develop flipped classrooms in the College of Nursing and has worked with a fellow faculty member to give college in-service workshops on using the app Explain Everything.

She has attended several national conferences and workshops, and in 2015 she received the College of Nursing’s Daisy Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students.

By being selected as Sandburg’s Faculty Member of the Year, Stone has been nominated for the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

“She is a student advocate and is passionate about being in the classroom teaching,” one student wrote in their nomination of Stone.

“She will take the time to talk to each one of her students to help them deal with the stress and anxiety that is involved with the nursing program,” another student wrote. “She has made me a better student because she believes in me, which makes me believe in myself.”


Christina Stone
Christina Stone

Carl Sandburg College Faculty Member of the Year Recipients

2017 — Christina Stone

2016 — Kylie Price

2015 — Michael Crandell

2014 — Lara Roemer

2013 — Dia McKillip

2012 — Shanon Dickerson

2011 — David Kellogg

2010 — Vickie Culbertson

2009 — Lisa Walker

2008 — Dave Burns

2007 — Keith Williams

2006 — Linda Lee

2005 — Wendel Hunigan

2004 — James Craig Sanford

2003 — Carol Petersen

2002 — Larry Schroeder

2001 — Dave Wujek

2000 — Norm Burdick

1999 — Michael Crandell

1998 — Cathy White

1997 — Julie Gibb

1996 — Jack Daddona

1995 — Carlene Woodside

1994 — Marilou Schisler

1993 — Cynthia Thompson

1992 — Janet LaDage

1991 — Carol Eiten

1990 — Jim MacDonald

1989 — Jim Graham

1988 — Jim Graham

1987 — Judy Helm

1986 — Gen Yaw

1985 — Jim Graham

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