Darrick Hildman, who teaches Communications courses, is the Adjunct Instructor of the Year at Front Range Community College. He was honored at a meeting of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
Hildman has been teaching Communication courses – public speaking and interpersonal communication – at the Larimer Campus for five years. But he also has shown his versatility – and interests – by teaching Dance. His interests in what he calls “social dancing” – swing and salsa – dates to his time as a student at Colorado State University.
Another example of his versatility: This semester he is teaching Humanities 116 Innovation and Design Thinking.
Hildman “always engages the class,” one of his nominees wrote. “He cares about all his students and understands the stresses in their lives. He encourages his classes to see each other as a team.”
Hildman has a bachelor’s in communication studies from CSU and a master’s in education, also from CSU.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 144,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment, and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in our 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts, and six other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of our students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97 percent of our students stay in state, becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.