Carrie Dimino is Coordinator of the KCKCC Writing Center and an Assistant Professor of English. She earned a B.A. in Professional Writing Studies and a M.A. in Poetry from the University of Missouri-KC. Her specialties include close reading, argumentation, creative assignments, and writing in the sciences.
Sarah Cole, Math Tutoring Coordinator
Sarah Cole is our new Math Tutoring Coordinator. She comes to KCKCC from MCC where she was a Learning Specialist and Learning Center Coordinator for 5 years. During this time, she worked closely with students by providing student centered tutoring and content to students in a variety of subjects, particularly math and math related courses. She also coordinated tutoring and oversaw the day to day activities in the Learning Center. She dedicated herself to working closely with students in CTE programs and providing math support to these students in their content courses. She enjoys learning and takes a student-centered approach to learning and teaching. Sarah has also tutored math from basic to differential equations and taught High School English in Japan for two years.
She holds a master's degree in Mathematics from UMKC (2019), a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from KU (2007), and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Truman State University.
Elizabeth Folsom, Technical Assistant for the Learning Commons, graduated from KCKCC Magna Cum Laude with an Associate’s Degree and two Technical Certificates in computers, web design and video production. In addition to working for the college in several capacities, Elizabeth has worked for Sprint Nextel and Google Fiber as well as a reporter for a local newspaper. She is happy to assist students in the Learning Commons locate some of the building’s amenities and troubleshoot a variety of computer and technology problems. Her favorite pastime is learning, reading, sewing and woodworking.
Adoria F. Wilson holds a master's degree in Adult Occupational & Continuing Education from Kansas State University, a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and Human Services from St. Mary University, and an Associates degree in General Studies from Kansas City Kansas Community College. Adoria has been employed in customer service for over 30 years in various not-for-profit organizations. She spent 12 years working as an Employment Specialist with clients that were on probation or parole. She taught life skills, employment skills, and helped them to seek employment. Her favorite past time activities are reading, writing, baking, entertaining family and friends & enjoying life to the fullest.
Ian Ramsey, Professional Math Tutor
Ian Ramsey is joining the Math and Science Center as a Professional Tutor. He has a background with one-on-one tutoring during his time as a student, but this is his first official role in an educational position. He looks forward to working with students to ensure they feel empowered and supported in their time studying math and science.
Ian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Doug Sikkel :A graduate of the University of Kansas, Doug holds dual master’s degrees in Human Development and Social Work. He teaches social work, human development, human service, criminal justice, ethics, victim services, ethics and psychology at KCKCC and is currently licensed as a Clinical Specialist Social Worker. He enjoys cooking, brewing beer, and tutoring KCKCC students who visit the Writing Center.
Sabrina Gross: A graduate of Emporia State University, Sabrina holds a master's degree in English with emphasis in Creative Writing. She teaches composition courses at KCKCC as well as other colleges locally and online. In her free time, she spends time with friends and family, enjoys skydiving, roller skating, and talking to her cat
Wayne Hobelmann received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science Degrees from Emporia State University. He has been a Math Adjunct Teacher at KCKCC for 25 years. He has been a Math and Computer Teacher in Kansas City, Kansas for 54 years. He taught Math and was an assistant coach in Football and Track at Wyandotte High School for 8 years. He taught Math and Computers and was the Head Cross Country and Track Coach at Washington High School for 21 year. On February 1, 2019 he was inducted into the Washington Athletic Hall of Fame as Head Cross Country and Track Coach.
Wayne has been a Master Runner for 43 years winning several awards. He is a lay ministers and loves to share his faith. He is a member of the Gideon’s and makes Gideon Bibles available in the Lower Jewell Center. Wayne has four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. He loves to spend times with his grandchildren especially going to their athletic games and other activities that involve music. Wayne was married to his wife, Cathy for 52 years and lost her to Alzheimer’s four years ago. Wayne has sung in school, church choirs, worship team and sang the National Anthem at Hospital Hill run in 2012 and sang the National Anthem at the KCKCC 5k the last two years in May.
Renee Graham graduated from Drury College with a Bachelors of Arts, majors in French and Political Science. She received her Masters in Education and teaching credentials from Rockhurst University. With a secondary English certification and endorsements in both Reading Specialist and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Renee has been employed with the De Soto, KS School District for the past 13 years. She has taught development classes within the Reading Department at KCKCC.
Angie Biondo, Writing Center
Angie Biondo: A graduate of Missouri State University, Angie holds an undergraduate degree in Latin and a master’s degree in English Literature. She teaches composition courses at KCKCC as well as two other colleges in the KC area. In 2019 Angie was awarded “Teacher of the Year” by the KCKCC Center for Teaching Excellence, She tutors at three campus Writing Centers, and, in her free time, she plays disc golf, goes hiking and camping, brews beer, and cooks for friends and family.
Ann Elwell, Writing Center
Ann Elwell:Ann holds multiple degrees in psychology and applied behavior analysis from the University of Kansas. She’s used her education to work with the severely emotionally disturbed. The goal has been to help these people remain in the least restrictive environment, and to lead happy, productive lives. Conducting mediation sessions is another interest of hers. She enjoys the intense, “think-on-your-feet” atmosphere found in a mediation session. It's rewarding to help others see the array of options that can meet the interests of multiple parties.
Her interests, while still rooted in psychology, have evolved to include behavioral economics. She returned to school to earn an MBA, still asking herself, “Why did you do that, and how can I positively manipulate your behavior?”
Throughout her career, one of her favorite and most rewarding experiences has been working with the students. She views learning as a collaborative process. The students she teaches at KCKCC contribute their own unique perspectives to the subject matter, which makes for a powerful learning experience for her and them.
Carrie Hollister, Writing Center
Carrie Hollister: A graduate of UCLA and St. Bonaventure University, Carrie holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in English Composition and Literature. She teaches composition courses at KCKCC and other English Literature courses at nearby universities. She tutors at KCKCC's Writing Center, and in her free time she reads and enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her pets. She tutors at both the Pioneer Center in Leavenworth and main KCKCC campus.
Brandon Funk, Writing Center
Brandon Funk: A graduate of Missouri State University, Brandon holds a master’s degree in English with emphasis in Creative Writing. He teaches composition courses at KCKCC and is the Center’s grader for online essay submissions. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, raising chickens, fishing, gardening, and writing poetry.
Sallie Chapin, Writing Center
Sallie Chapin: A graduate of the University of Kansas, Sallie holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work. She teaches Social Work classes for KCKCC and is an instructor at the Y. She enjoys working out, hard labor, and photography. Come see her in the Writing Center; she is always at the computer, hard at work.