Somerset Community College Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff
Three faculty and staff members from Somerset Community College (SCC) were among 50 Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) employees recognized for their leadership and significant achievements at an awards ceremony held Monday, May 18, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.
Each of the 16 KCTCS colleges selected an outstanding administrative staff member, support staff member and faculty member to honor. Those honored from SCC were:Faculty Award: Steve Hammons, associate professor, academic coordinator of clinical education for the SCC Physical Therapist Assistant program
Administrative Staff Award: Clint Hayes, associate dean, mathematics and natural sciences and director, institutional effectiveness and research
Staff Award: DeAnna L. Proctor, IT manager
The recipients honored serve as standards of leadership for their colleges, communities and KCTCS, said KCTCS President Jay K. Box. Their creativity and innovative spirit are paving the way for the future of our system.
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.
Dr. Steve Hammons is a native of Knox County and a former student at Somerset Community College.
He holds degrees from the University of Kentucky, including a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. He obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University located in Winchester, Virginia.
Dr. Hammons joined the faculty of Somerset Community College in 2004 and is currently the academic coordinator of clinical education for the Physical Therapist Assistant program. He is also the director of the SCC McCreary Center. In addition to this award, he has received the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development Award, the Somerset-Pulaski Chamber of Commerce Professor of the Year award and the Somerset Community College Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year award. In 2007, he was inducted into the registry of the Cambridge Whos Who Among Americas Healthcare Practitioners and commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher.
Dr. Hammons currently resides with his wife Stacey, daughters Kelsie and Isabella, and son Bryce in Pine Knot, Kentucky and devotes his time to his faith, family and friends, as well as a number of philanthropic causes.
Dr. Clint Hayes is the Associate Dean for Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at Somerset Community College (SCC).
Hayes has been employed at SCC since 2007, serving first as an instructional specialist and then a full-time biology faculty member before moving into administration.
Before his career in academia, Clint worked nearly 16 years in textiles manufacturing supervision and management, and owned and operated two successful small businesses.
He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Biology and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He resides in Stearns, Kentucky.
DeAnna Proctor resides in Somerset with her husband Jim and step-children Mary Lile and Jay. She is the daughter of Betty Resor and the late Gary Resor, Sr.
Proctor currently holds the title of Information Technology Manager for SCC. She has an associates degree from Somerset Community College, a bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a masters degree from Morehead State University.
Proctor is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Educational Technology Leadership at Morehead State University. She expects to graduate in 2016.
In addition to the staff award, Proctor is also the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student (Ed.D.) in Educational Technology Program from Morehead State University and is the co-author of a book chapter to be published by IGI Global.