Three full-time faculty members have joined Lewis and Clark Community College for the 2022-23 academic year.

“We are thrilled to welcome three new professionals to our faculty,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Czerwinski. “Each will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the class and be a great asset to our students.”

Alicia Bolin, dental programs teacher

Bolin worked at Lewis and Clark as an assistant before becoming a full-time Dental Assisting and Hygiene Instructor in January 2022. She graduated from Lewis and Clark’s 1+1 Dental Program, earning her dental assisting in 2007 and Associate in Applied Science. in Dental Hygiene in 2008. Bolin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Health Care Management and is pursuing a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She is dedicated to connecting oral health and overall health, as well as advocating for access to dental care for all populations.

Bernadine Pruessner, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Child Development and Teacher Education

Pruessner is an author, educator, urban farmer and mother of four. She has over a decade of classroom experience. She was an adjunct at Lewis and Clark before becoming an assistant professor. Pruessner is pursuing a doctorate in early childhood education and holds a master’s degree in education and a master’s degree in business administration. Her teaching certifications include Agriculture, Elementary Education, English Language Arts, Early Childhood Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Pruessner’s favorite quote is from Maria Montessori – “There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; understand and appreciate the order, harmony and beauty of nature.

Caleb Stoner, Nursing Instructor

Stoner holds a master’s degree in nursing, with a focus on nursing education. He graduated from the Lutheran School of Nursing and received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University. He earned a master’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He is currently working on his doctorate in nursing education. His background includes experience in a variety of settings, including leadership roles in emergency medicine and intensive care units, as well as teaching pharmacology at his alumni school. He lives in Bunker Hill with his wife, Megan, and son, Luke.

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