Assistant Professor, Political Science
Assistant Professor Connie Jorgensen has been awarded the 2022 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award.
Recipients for this award are selected for their passion for teaching, support for students inside and outside the classroom, participation in college committees and going above and beyond to ensure students are successful in their academic endeavors.
As the primary advocacy organization for community colleges, the association represents more than 1,000 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and six million students. Jorgensen is one of only 29 faculty members within these institutions of higher learning to receive this prestigious award.
Jorgensen teaches political science and directs the PVCC Quality Enhancement Program, Civic Sense: Engaging Students in the Civic Life of Their Communities. Jorgensen also serves on the PVCC Curriculum and Instruction and One-Book committees and is a member of the College Senate. She is also active in national organizations including the Faculty Network for Student Voting Rights, Civic Virginia and the Students Learn, Students Vote Coalition.