New members of the Northeast faculty introduced

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by jamesc  8/16/2017 11:03:03 AM --  NORFOLK, NE – Seven new faculty members were introduced at the Fall Semester In-Service at Northeast Community College recently.

New instructors include:

Developmental English Instructor/English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor, Thomas Elliott, Norfolk. A graduate of Washington County High School in Washington, KS, he earned bachelor of arts and master degrees from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. Elliott previously was head of the English Department at Shenyang Pacific International Academy, Shenyang, China, head of the English Department at Xiangjiang High School, Guangzhou, China, and taught English Composition for Fort Hays State University in China.

He and his wife, Li Na, have one daughter, Kailin.

Drafting Instructor Lynnette Frey, Norfolk. She is a graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School and earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Design Drafting (CADD) from Southeast Community College. She has also earned credits from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Doane University. Frey previously served as program chair of the CADD program at Southeast Community College and was the coordinator of transport and engineering for Windstream Communications.

She and her husband, Denny, have one daughter, Bridget.

Agri-Business Instructor Brandon Keller, Norfolk. A graduate of Hiawatha High School in Hiawatha, KS, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Agricultural Economics from Northwest Missouri State University. Keller also previously served as a graduate assistant in the School of Business at Northwest Missouri State University.

History and Geography Instructor Paul Muncy, Norfolk. A graduate of Atwater High School, in Atwater, CA, he attended Modesto Junior College and then transferred to California State University, Stanislaus, where he earned bachelor and master’s degrees in history. Prior to joining the Northeast faculty, Muncy served as an adjunct instructor of history at Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College and Cabrillo College; and was a lecturer at CSU, Stanislaus.  

Mathematics Instructor Michael O’Byrne, Norfolk. A graduate of North High School, in Sioux City, IA, he earned an Associate of Science degree in Agri-Business, with a concentration in Swine Production, from Western Iowa Tech Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina Central University. He previously served as assistant professor in the mathematics and the TRIO Student Support Services departments at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.          

Director of Choral Activities Dr. Michael Patch, Norfolk. Following graduation from Norfolk Senior High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory, a Master of Music degree in Conducting from San Francisco State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the UMKC Conservatory. Previously, he served as interim director of choral music at San Francisco State University.        

Agriculture Instructor Sarah Sellin, Hoskins. Following graduation from Wagner Community High School in Wagner, SD, she attended Northeast as an agriculture transfer student and then transferred to Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sellin previously served as a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) agronomist for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, as a resource conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service and as an agriculture adjunct faculty member at Northeast.

Sellin and her husband, Josh, have five children, Riggins, Hadley, Stratton, Quin and Clancy.   



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