Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meet Our Faculty: Lorna Wells


Lorna Wells

 Professor
 Business
 Computer Science and Information Systems

What she teaches:
Foundations of Computer Science, Computer Essentials, Business Computer Proficiency, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, Beginning Keyboarding

Number of years teaching at SLCC:
36

Undergraduate degree:
Utah State University 

Master’s:
Utah State University


Why working at SLCC matters: 
I love that Salt Lake Community College is committed to students, to teaching and to learning.  The whole campus climate is to help students succeed.  I totally agree with the mission statement and values of SLCC.  One of main teaching philosophies is that students will leave my class learning something that will be of value to them.

Greatest professional challenge:
Probably the most difficult challenge in the CSIS field is to keep current with new technology, new software, and new hardware.

Greatest professional accomplishment:
In 2006 I received the International Teaching Excellence Award for Region 7 from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.  However, one of the greatest rewards is seeing a student who has been struggling finally understand or comprehend a new concept or skill.


Advice for students or others:
I have three pieces of advice:  1) always do your best;  2) look for ways to go beyond what is expected;  and 3) try to maintain a positive attitude.

Future plans:
To continue to learn and prepare.  I would also love to do more traveling.

Family:
I have been married for 35 years and have 3 wonderful children.


Hobbies:
I love all genres of music, going to plays and spending time with my family. I am very active in my church. I love to go camping but also enjoy staying in luxury hotels.