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Jeanna Esparza Named Dragon Educator of the Year


Hutchinson, Kan. – Hutchinson Community College has announced that Jeanna Esparza, Cosmetology Trainer, has been selected as the 2022-23 Dragon Educator of the Year.

Esparza was selected from nominees from all academic areas by the HutchCC Student Government Association (SGA) for the honor. The instructors are nominated by Hutchinson Community College students, and then complete a selection and personal interview process conducted by SGA.  Esparza received her honor at the College’s commencement on May 5.

As stated by one of her nominators: “Jeanna is a wonderful and caring person. From the first class you have with Jeanna you can see how much passion and dedication she puts into being an instructor and how much she truly cares about her students academically and personally. Jeanna has been nothing but an amazing instructor and truly deserves to be recognized for all of her hard work and dedication.”

Esparza received her degree from Sidney’s Hairdressing College in 1988.

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