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RCTC names its "Educators of the Year"

Jamie Tjossem

Two full-time and one part-time faculty members honored.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 11:53 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester Community and Technical College has named its Outstanding Educators for 2018.

Jamie Tjossem joined RCTC in 2002 and has been teaching biology for 21 years. Brendan Shea became a member of the faculty in 2013 and leads courses in logic, ethics, bioethics, business ethics, and philosophy of religion. Peter Karnilaw is being honored as the Adjunct Faculty of the Year and has taught a number of chemistry classes each semester since January 2014.


Brendan Shea

Peter Karnilaw

RCTC says portfolios for both Tjossem and Shea will be forwarded to the system-wide Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching Review Committee.

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