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College Honors Distinguished Faculty and Staff
August 20, 2013

Walters State Community College recognized faculty and staff for their excellence in teaching and service during the college’s annual fall convocation on Monday at the Morristown Campus.

“These individuals who are receiving awards today have been deemed by their colleagues as best exemplifying the high professional standards of the college as we strive to exceed student and community expectations,” said Walters State President Dr. Wade McCamey in announcing the awards.

Three individuals received the Distinguished Faculty Member Award for 2012-13: Chris Knight of Dandridge, coordinator of developmental mathematics and associate professor of development education – mathematics; Darrell McGhee of Russellville, associate professor of history; and Darlene Smith of Morristown, assistant professor of education.

Recipients of the Distinguished Support Staff Award were John Cross of Morristown, maintenance supervisor at the WSCC Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center; Cindy Gilland of Greeneville, information processing specialist at the WSCC Greeneville/Greene County Campus; and Jackie Stewart of White Pine, maintenance worker at the WSCC Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center.

Six employees received the T. Henry Drinnon Distinguished Administrative/Professional Staff Award; Eileen Bowers of Morristown, international education specialist and student activities coordinator; Mike Campbell of Morristown, assistant vice president for student affairs and associate athletic director; Tammy Goode of Newport, assistant vice president for human resources; Renee Jarnigan of Morristown, accountant 1 for fixed assets; David Kragel of Morristown, head women’s basketball coach and administrative coordinator for student activities and student services; and Ande Munsey of Talbott, director of administrative computer and internet systems.

Also, the athletics department received the President’s Meritorious Award for Joint Achievement. Five Senators teams: men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and golf qualified for their respective NJCAA national tournaments.