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Meet the Faculty: Mandy Comes

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Meet the Faculty

Mandy Comes, Faculty – Associate Professor, Biology
M.S., University of Toledo
B.S., King University

RCC’s Associate Professor of Biology, Mandy Comes, is no stranger to the community college setting. During her senior year of high school she enrolled in half-day classes at Mountain Empire Community College located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

After graduating from King University, Comes was uncertain about her career path, but she knew that her primary interest in the biology field was in studying the environment and ecology. While in graduate school, Comes began teaching college students and loved it.

After earning her Masters of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology, Comes began applying for teaching positions at community colleges in seven states. In 2003, she was hired by RCC to serve as the Biology Laboratory Technician in a full-time capacity and to teach Biology as adjunct faculty in the evenings. RCC was the right fit for her.

“I want my students to understand that while the world is complex, everything is connected,” said Comes. “Mastering the subject that I teach is important, but I want students to apply the information and skills so that they develop a better understanding of the world around them. Educational topics are all interrelated. When students understand that relationship, their minds become open to thinking in broad, new ways.”

For more information on attending RCC, contact the Admissions Office at 336-342-4261, ext. 2333.

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February 01, 2018