seward county community college

Mass Communications

Dr. Lizette Avalos-Morales

Dr. Avalos has a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Abilene Christian University. She has a Master of Science in Communication Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, and Bachelor of Science in Organization Leadership from Fort Hays State University.  Dr. Avalos is a graduate of SCCC with an Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science. 

“I teach at SCCC because I believe that representation matters and students who attend a Hispanic Serving Institutions need Latina Instructors who share their culture.”

 A fun fact about Dr. Avalos is “I am a first-generation college graduate who loves to travel”.

 Students in Dr. Avalos’ class “are expected to apply leadership and communication skills they learn outside of the classroom”.

Miles Rothlisberger

Miles has a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a MA in Literature from Iowa State University. 

One thing Miles enjoys about teaching at SCCC is “seeing those “Aha!” moments in students as they learn something new”.

A fun fact about Miles is his passion for classic science fiction. In his free time, when he’s not rewatching episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” he’s reading a William Gibson novel or a short story by Harlan Ellison. 

Students in Miles’ class can expect “fascinating conversations and creative assignments about the wonderful world of media”.

Amy Thompson, MA

Amy finished her Bachelor of Arts from Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. She went on to get her Master of Arts from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

When asked why she loves working at SCCC, Amy shared “working with such a diverse population of students is a satisfying challenge, for the students and myself. I enjoy getting to know students and supporting them in their various activities and as they bolster their public speaking skills and confidence”.

A few fun facts from Amy, “It is catty-corner, not kitty-corner; pah-cahn, not pea-can; pop, not soda.” She commonly says “oh, for Pete’s sake.”  And she believes that two of the strongest proclamations of love in the Midwest are “watch for deer” and “I brought you a Sonic.”