Walters State Community College took a moment to celebrate faculty and staff accomplishments prior to beginning a busy fall semester.
“On behalf of the awards committee, let me state, these awards are for the purpose of recognizing employees who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service,” Dr. Wade McCamey said in presenting the awards.
“Recipients were deemed by their colleagues to exemplify the high professional standards of the college as we strive to exceed student and community expectations.”
Distinguished Faculty Awards were given to Julia Bell of Morristown, assistant professor of computer and information science department; Sarah Eichelman of Morristown, associate professor of English; Doug Keith of Morristown, assistant professor on criminal justice; and Dr. Crystal Rice of Morristown, assistant professor of mathematics.
Distinguished Administrative Staff Member Awards went to Linda Roberts of Rutledge, dean of distance education and assistant professor for academic affairs; and Shawn Williams of Morristown, director of purchasing.
Distinguished Support Staff Member Award recipients were Donna Bible of Morristown, information processing specialist for academic affairs; Mike Cagle of Morristown, lab assistant for the Division of Humanities; Jeri Haun of Strawberry Plains; Benny Littrell of Morristown, assistant supervisor for custodial services; Glenda Nolen of Morristown, secretary 2 in the Division of Humanities; and Stan Strickland of Morristown, learning center specialist/executive aide in biology.
The Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Member Award went to Fred Nolen of Morristown, who teaches English.
The President’s Meritorious Award for Joint Achievement went to three groups. The custodial staff on all four campuses was recognized for the completion and implementation of the Betco’s Green Cleaning Certification.
The college’s inter-disciplinary mobilization team received the award in recognition of the college’s success in implementing mobile tools and technology into the classroom.
The final award was presented to the Office of Distance Education. The office has completed several successful initiatives, including College Express and Dual Enrollment College, which allow students to complete an associate’s degree at an accelerated pace.