Ghumm recognized as 2019 PHEA Teacher of the Year

06 June 2019

Each year, one of Pratt Community College’s instructors is recognized at commencement by the Pratt Higher Education Association for being an outstanding instructor.

This year, the PHEA Teacher of the Year was awarded to science instructor, Jason Ghumm. Fellow science instructor and PHEA member, Dave Chambers, presented Ghumm with the award at the PCC Commencement on Friday, May 10.

Ghumm has worked at PCC for 6 years and has been a teacher since 1997. He teaches Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology, with the latter being his favorite. His favorite part of teaching is also what he believes is the most difficult.

“The most challenging part of teaching is keeping students interested,” said Ghumm. “But that is also the most fun part!”

He believes he is successful as an instructor because he genuinely enjoys his job. He has served on numerous internal committees at PCC and enjoys seeking ways to keep students engaged.

“I would like to thank my wife for encouraging me to try new things and my colleagues for putting up with me,” said Ghumm. “They make PCC an enjoyable place to work.”