2014 Jan LaFever Recipient Tony Lubbers
Tony Lubbers, Interim Director of Financial Aid and KASFAA Past President, was awarded the 2014 Jan LaFever Award for Adjunct Teaching at Friends University. The Jan LaFever Award for Adjunct Teaching honors an individual who has taught for at least one year and has shown extraordinary service to Friends University.
Tony Lubbers, this year’s award recipient, has been a member of the University community for 18 years in both an adjunct faculty and professional staff role. Described as enthusiastic. interesting, and entertaining, Tony makes a sometimes dry subject like history come to life for adult students. Not only do his students think about his courses long after they finish, but their academic success in his classroom encourages them to stay in school. One of his students said, “I was reluctant to go back to school after 20-plus years, but after taking his course, I was convinced I was doing the right thing.” When he is not teaching for being the assistant director of Financial Aid [currently Interim Director], Tony enjoys running, Saturday morning wrestling sessions with his dogs, and volunteering. Excerpted from the 2014 Faculty View Book, Friends University.
This is Tony’s second time to be awarded the Jan LaFever Award. He also received this award in 2007. Congratulations Tony!