KCTCS HONORS OUTSTANDING FACULTY AND STAFF

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Versailles, Ky. (May 21, 2012) 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 14, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

Statewide honors went to three individuals who not only supported their colleges, but also the entire System. Tess Burns, web services manager at Gateway Community and Technical College, was honored as the 2012 Administrative Staff Award of Excellence recipient. Beverly Atwood, chief academic affairs officer at Hopkinsville Community College, was honored as the Support Staff Award of Excellence recipient. Terry Lutz, professor and program coordinator for the Communications Arts Technology at Jefferson 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.

Burns, Atwood and Lutz 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.

Selecting outstanding faculty and staff is never an easy task, since there are so many hardworking, dedicated KCTCS employees across the state. said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall.

Both faculty and staff honorees were nominated by their college for their innovative and significant achievements.

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

Ashland Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Mary Lou Wallin, office assistant, manufacturing, transportation and industry technology
Support Staff Award: Jason Shields, information systems developer, title III
Faculty Award: Richard Burnett, manufacturing, transportation and industry technology

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Deborah H. King, business affairs assistant III, purchasing, accounts payable and inventory
Support Staff Award: Jimmy L. Wright, associate dean of student affairs/director of admissions
Faculty Award: Paula B. Thompson, professor/business education and director of distance learning

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Larry Porter, instructional specialist III/adjunct instructor
Support Staff Award: Loren M. Zink, director of administrative computing services
Faculty Award: Gerald Adair, associate professor, English

Bowling Green Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Mark A. Powell, coordinator of administrative services
Support Staff Award: Dr. Jimmy T. Isenberg, Glasgow Health Center, campus director
Faculty Award: Gary Crump, assistant professor, machine tool technology

Maysville Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Adam Huddleston, IT support specialist
Support Staff Award: Saundra E. Kimberlain, online student counselor
Faculty Award: C. Grant Logsdon, associate professor, machine tool technology

Gateway Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Tess Burns, web services manager
Support Staff Award: Mallis Graves, director of the Urban Center
Faculty Award: Carissa Schutzman, English instructor/division chair, developmental education and orientation to college

Hazard Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Lesa Bryant, student affairs assistant III
Support Staff Award: Bart Massey, information technology manager
Faculty Award: Deronda Collier Mobelini, professor/director of the University Center of the Mountains

Henderson Community College

Administrative Staff Award: Selena Miller, assistant I
Support Staff Award: Scott Taylor, instructional assistant, ABE
Faculty Award: Margaret Dianne Siewert, professor, nursing

Hopkinsville Community College

Administrative Staff Award: Kelley Sandefur, administrative assistant/allied health
Support Staff Award: Beverly Atwood, chief academic affairs officer
Faculty Award: Peggy Bozarth, professor, nursing

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Mary Warford, administrative assistant to the allied health division chair
Support Staff Award: Cristina Marsh, Carroll County adult education manager
Faculty Award: Terry W. Lutz, professor and program coordinator for the Communication Arts Technology

Madisonville Community College

Administrative Staff Award: Mary Stewart, office support assistant, financial aid
Staff Award: Diane E. Garrard, student support services
Faculty Award: Pamela S. Smith, associate professor, natural sciences

Maysville Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Karen May, education specialist/assistant, disability support services
Support Staff Award: Tabatha Butler, disability support services
Faculty Award: Donna Slone-Crumbie, assistant professor, reading

Owensboro Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Jeffery P. Rowland, maintenance worker
Support Staff Award: Marc Maltby, associate dean, academic affairs
Faculty Award: Tonya K. Northenor, assistant professor, English

Somerset Community College

Administrative Staff Award: Tanya Cowan, administrative assistant, health sciences division
Staff Award: Lois McWhorter, associate dean, business and professional services
Faculty Award: Kathy Lewis, professor, mathematics and natural science

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Mitch Caudill, library specialist
Support Staff Award: Erin Wilson, director of developmental education
Faculty Award: Gary L. Steenbergen, professor, computer aided design and industrial technology

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Administrative Staff Award: Bobbi J. Buchanan, custodial worker II
Support Staff Award: Dr. Karen Bryn Boyd, coordinator of institutional effectiveness
Faculty Award: Kimberly G. Russell, assistant professor/program coordinator of English

KCTCS System Office

Administrative Staff Award: Allison R. Catron, retirement specialist
Support Staff Award: Philip Brashear, system director of change and project management