HCC honors employees at annual Service Awards
Community College employees were honored during the
Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony, Apr. 28 at The
Centre. Teacher of the Year, Part-Time Teacher of the Year,
Innovator Award, Spirit Award, Staff Award, the President’s
Leadership Award, and service awards were presented.
year’s Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to
Chair and Instructor in the Science
Department Terry Wheeler. Excellence in Teaching Part-Time Award went to Phlebotomy Instructor
Tammy Glover. These selections are based on consistent,
excellent job behaviors that exhibit unselfish devotion and
significant contributions to student success, student
interactions and successful experiences and outcomes,
classroom success and effective learning results,
innovations in teaching, leadership roles beyond the
classroom, professional development activities and
experiences that enhance teaching effectiveness, and past
recognition and awards received as a faculty member.
Innovator Award went to English Instructor and SACS
Coordinator Cathy Farabow. It is presented to the HCC
employee who has implemented a fresh or new idea that
addresses the mission of the college. Selection criteria
includes innovation that supports the college’s mission,
impact of the innovation, cost effectiveness,
sustainability, applications, and creativity.
Staff Award was presented to
Library Technical Assistant Jean McGee.
Selection is based on commitment
and unique contributions to HCC, its students, and to the
community college experience. Consistent, excellent
performance on the job, exhibiting unselfish devotion to
duty far and above normal requirements and significant
contribution to the advancement of HCC and its students as
well as responsible, efficient use of time, money,
technology, personnel and/or other resources for the benefit
of HCC, its students, and its community are considered.
President’s Leadership Award is presented to an employee who
has demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of HCC’s
mission. The awards committee selects the recipient based on
leadership traits, setting the example for others to follow,
personal commitment and extraordinary dedication to the
college mission, achievement and demonstrated
accomplishments, and self-improvement. The recipients
Artist/Printer Kim Edwards,
English Instructor, Leader of the General Education
Assessment team and QEP member James McCachren,
and Vice President for Institutional Advancement and
Executive Director of the Foundation Tom Schwartz.
Spirit Award went to
Public Information Officer
It is presented to the HCC employee who exemplifies
cooperation and enthusiasm and serves as a positive
reflection of the college’s mission. Selection is based on
demonstrating a strong commitment to the community through
activities that positively impact the region, participating
in college activities, facilitating positive collaboration
within the college, exhibiting a proactive attitude,
motivating co-workers and students to excel, service as a
spokesperson and advocate for the college, demonstrating a
strong commitment to the college, and contributing to the
effectiveness of the college to carry out its mission.
awards were given to full-time employees who have reached
certain anniversaries of service. Those with five years
of service were Tami Argo, Bryan Carter, Ricky Collier,
Mary Gail Cooper, Howard Dupee, Dr. Julie Galvin, Chuckie
Hairston, Kelly Harvey, Phillip Harris III, Ray Hester,
Verna High, Rhonda Johnston, Jennifer Jones, D.J. Markham,
Patricia Monical, Vera Palmer, Stanley Ricks Jr., Jason
Shotwell, Michael Swain, Catherine Sykes, Tamba Thompson,
Holly White and Cleophus Wilkins.
with 10 years of service were Deborah Armstrong, Beth
Gray-Robertson, Kenneth Harris, Katherine Sandlin and
Sandra Hammack, Iris Johnson, Donna Sellers and John Stams
were recognized for 15 years of service.
Hunsucker was recognized for 20 years of service and
Don Beaver was recognized for 25 years of service.
Retirees recognized were Dr. Joy Cooley, Russ Barrett,
William “Bill” Evans, Glenda Vassor, John Stams and Terry
Student Government Association also presented a first-ever
SGA Award of Appreciation. The award was given to WNVN’s
Marie Torres for her hard work and dedication.
Click here to see the photo slideshow from the event.