Top Community College Instructor in Kansas
Butler Professor receives national recognition for teaching
Robert Carlson received the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty designation from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) during the organization’s annual convention – “Cowboy Up for Student Success,” which was held in Dallas from April 28 – May 1. This 28-year veteran of the classroom at Butler Community College demonstrates passion for the students each day. Carlson, a professor of chemistry, was one of 50 recipients and the only recipient from Kansas.
“Robert was recognized for his commitment and passion to students inside and outside the classroom, our college initiatives and mission, and making a difference in students’ lives,” said Butler Community College President Kim Krull, Ph.D. “It was a pleasure to be with him at the ceremony and to share in this very deserving award.
Having grown up in Smith Center, Kan., Carlson knows the value of a helping hand, as well as humility. He received his education at Fort Hays State University. He began teaching high school students but then found his niche at the community college level.
The AACC represents more than 1,100 associate degree granting institutions and more than 12 million students.