(Lamar, CO) – The American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) has named Lamar Community College’s Dean of Academic Services Dr. Anessa C. Stagner-Stulp as a recipient of the AAWCC Under 40 Award.

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Lamar Community College’s Dean of Academic Services Dr. Anessa C. Stagner-Stulp as a recipient of the AAWCC Under 40 Award

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Stagner-Stulp. “Accomplishments like this occur when someone is surrounded by a good team, and I feel especially fortunate to work with a great team of people at Lamar Community College.”

Dr. Anessa C. Stagner-Stulp

Since 2015, Stagner Stulp has served as the Dean of Academic Services at Lamar. During her time she has worked to initiate new programs, recruit highly credentialed faculty, and strengthen LCC’s community ties.  In addition to her work at LCC Stagner Stulp currently serves as the Vice President of the Colorado Community College Dean’s Council, and is the President-elect for 2019-2020.  Stagner Stulp also continues to research the history of shell shock and PTSD and her work has been featured on TEDx and CSPAN History TV.

Before arriving at Lamar Community College Stagner Stulp served in various capacities at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) including in the roles of visiting assistant professor and pedagogical fellow, instructional development associate, instructor and writing consultant and program manager. She is a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization for Women (PEO) and volunteers with the Colorado Welcome Center in Lamar and American Red Cross.  Stagner Stulp received her bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University, followed by a master’s degree in history from Ohio University and a PhD in history from UCI.

Dr. Linda Lujan, president of Lamar Community College notes, “This award is so well-deserved! Dr. Stagner Stulp is a rare blend of thinker and doer who has a bright future ahead of her. She has impressive academic credentials yet she is never afraid to roll up her sleeves to get things done. Her gift for identifying innovative solutions really benefits our students and college.” 

Each year, AAWCC recognizes women under age 40 who are making a difference at the colleges where they’re employed and within the communities they serve. Stagner Stulp and other rising stars in community colleges receive their awards at the AAWCC Awards Breakfast on Sunday, April 14 at 7 a.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriot, Canary 1 conference room.