Emily McRobbie, a familiar face at Coconino Community College, was recently honored as Full Time Faculty of the Year.
McRobbie has been with Coconino Community College since 2001 and recalls unpacking boxes at the Lone Tree Campus before the electricity had been turned on. She spent her first five years serving as Faculty Development Coordinator before transitioning to Education Instructor.
Education instruction is something that came naturally to McRobbie as she taught elementary school for nine years before discovering that she loved working with college students. Luckily for Coconino Community College, McRobbie chose to bring her talents here. McRobbie often teaches the following courses: Introduction to Education, Cultural Diversity in Education, Introduction to Special Education, Relationships in the Classroom and The Community College, as well as Yoga.
McRobbie enjoys working with diverse students and helping them to reach their goal of becoming licensed teachers. She loves to receive emails from past students telling her where they are teaching or finishing their degrees.
“It’s special to be a part of someone accomplishing their goals,” she said. “Every time I see a student at commencement ceremonies after working with them for several semesters in courses and advising appointments, I feel rewarded.”
When McRobbie is not teaching classes, catching up with past students, or leading current students to commencement, she spends her time with her husband and dog. Her other preferred free time activities are hiking, writing, gardening, traveling, reading and photography.
McRobbie confessed she was surprised to learn that she had received the Full Time Faculty of the Year award because there were so many excellent nominees and that she considered it a great honor.
“I thank my wonderful students and colleagues.” She explained. “They inspire me.”