Dr. Ricks has served as an adjunct faculty member for Northern Virginia Community College for over 20 semesters. She serves in the business and public service department and the student development department. She teaches fall, spring, and summer semesters year after year. She has taught over 180 credits, over 80 classes, and has served over 3,300 students over the years.
Adjunct faculty members are not required to serve as mentors or to serve on school committees. However, Dr. Ricks have consistently served as a mentor to her students, she writes letters of recommendation, she has served on committees for the school, and she has attended and presented at multiple professional development conferences to improve pedagogy throughout the College.
Based on this above and beyond work from Dr. Ricks, she was among many adjuncts recognized as one of the top 20 adjunct professors for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is humbled by the opportunity to serve and be recognized. She has a passion for her students, is a lifelong learner herself, and looks forward to continuing to enlighten the minds of her students in the future.
NOVA just held a graduation on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at the GMU Eagle Patriot Arena. CONGRATULATIONS to all graduates of 2022!!