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KCTCS Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff

May 23, 2013 - | 03:34 PM -

Versailles, Ky. (May 23, 2013) –  Fifty faculty and staff from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) were recognized for their leadership and significant achievements at an awards ceremony held Monday, May 20, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

Statewide honors went to three individuals who not only supported their colleges, but also the entire System. Summer Holland, administrative assistant for the Advising Center at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, was honored as the Administrative Staff Award of Excellence recipient. Dr. Gerald Napoles, chief academic affairs officer at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, was honored as the Support Staff Award of Excellence recipient. Michael Nyagol, assistant professor of mathematics at Hazard Community and Technical College, was honored as the Faculty Award of Excellence recipient.

Each of the 16 KCTCS colleges selected an outstanding administrative staff member, support staff member and faculty member. Two individuals (one support staff and one administrative staff) from the KCTCS System office were also honored. 

Holland, Napoles and Nyagol were chosen for statewide honors by a committee of their peers. Each received $1,000 to be used for the professional development experience of their choice.

“KCTCS is fortunate to have so many hardworking, dedicated employees across the state with extraordinary talents and skills,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall.

Both faculty and staff honorees were nominated by their college for their innovative and significant achievements, as well as service to students and their communities.

A list of all faculty and staff honorees follows, alphabetically by college.

Ashland Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award:
Kathleen Danise Riley, executive administrative assistant to the president
Support Staff Award: Sarah E. Diamond Burroway, director of grants and contracts
Faculty Award: Cynthia Shelton, professor, division of mathematics and natural sciences

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Della Pack, registrar
Support Staff Award: Melinda Justice, director of transformation initiatives
Faculty Award: Joseph Compton, associate professor, engineering/electrical technology

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Jane Goatley, director of human resources 
Support Staff Award: Rae Ann Gill, instructional specialist III
Faculty Award: Tim “X” Davis, associate professor of humanities
                             
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Dawn Marie Hayes, senior administrative assistant, Springfield Campus
Support Staff Award: Michael Barlow, director of financial aid
Faculty Award: John Chism, assistant professor, auto technology
                           
Gateway Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award:
Kay Hon, administrative assistant for the academic advising center   
Support Staff Award: Brenda Campbell, manager of external education programs
Faculty Award: Charles Warburton, instructor of development education

Hazard Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award:
Melinda Spicer, web specialist
Support Staff Award: James King, information technology (IT) project manager
Faculty Award: Michael Nyagol, assistant professor of mathematics
                            
Henderson Community College
Administrative Staff Award:
Malinda Hudson, executive assistant to the president
Support Staff Award: Rebecca Emerson, interim assistant dean of special projects
Faculty Award: William Gary, professor of English
                               
Hopkinsville Community College
Administrative Staff Award:
Kristy Howell, Learn on Demand success coach
Support Staff Award: Allisha Lee, campus/education center director
Faculty Award: Ted Wilson, professor of biology
    
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Rhonda Orman, administrative assistant for business affairs
Support Staff Award: Susan Carlisle, campus director, Carrollton
Faculty Award: Angie Riley, assistant professor, pharmacy technology

Madisonville Community College
Administrative Staff Award: Nancy Long, student affairs specialist in admissions/records office   
Staff Award: Penny Jessup, student affairs specialist
Faculty Award: Patricia A. Young, professor, allied health

Maysville Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Vicky Oney, executive administrative assistant/industrial technology division
Support Staff Award: Gwyn Gallenstein, continuing education/community service coordinator
Faculty Award: John Klee, professor of humanities

Owensboro Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Brandon Norris, network engineer 
Support Staff Award: Michael D. Rodgers, director of academic affairs, Southeastern Campus
Faculty Award: Cheryl Purdy, assistant professor of computer and information technology

Somerset Community College
Administrative Staff Award:
Alesa Johnson, workforce solutions project manager
Staff Award: Nancy Powell, associate dean, business and professional services
Faculty Award: Elaine Kohrman, assistant professor of biology

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Amy Hurt, administrative assistant for mathematics and sciences
Staff Award: Dr. Gerald Napoles, chief student affairs officer
Faculty Award: Diane Wilkins, associate professor of English

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award: Mike Justice, library specialist  
Support Staff Award: Veria “Cookie” Baldwin, associate dean of student affairs
Faculty Award: Margie Huff, associate professor and director of clinical education, respiratory care program

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Administrative Staff Award:
Summer Holland, administrative assistant for the advising center
Support Staff Award: Jennifer Strout, business affairs specialist
Faculty Award: Debbie Smith, director of the advising center

KCTCS System Office
Administrative Staff Award:
Kelly Tackett, executive administrative assistant
Support Staff Award: Kim Haydon, director of end user support

EDITOR’S NOTE: Group and individual photos of the honorees are available. Please contact Heather Baber (heather.baber@kctcs.edu) or a member of the public relations team at any of the KCTCS colleges to request copies.