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KCTCS HONORS FACULTY, STAFF


Versailles, Ky. - Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box recently announced the 2016 Award of Excellence winners. Every year, exemplary faculty and staff from each of the KCTCS colleges and the System Office are honored with the Award of Excellence.

Two outstanding staff members who have made extraordinary contributions to KCTCS and its students are selected by each college and the System Office. Colleges also select an outstanding faculty member. All are nominated by college or System Office leadership. This year s award recipients are:

Ashland Community and Technical College
Faculty Jonathan Joy, English
Support Roxanne Neal, Health Sciences Division assistant
Administrative Chrisha Spears, Workforce Solutions specialist

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Faculty Collista Allen, Nursing
Support Sally Porter, administrative assistant
Administrative Donald Montgomery, M and O supervisor

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Faculty Dr. Deborah Davis, Allied Health and Natural Sciences
Support Kay Glass, Facilities team leader
Administrative Tania Crawford Gross, associate vice president of Retention and Student Success

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Faculty - Wanda Poteat, Developmental Reading
Support Amy Ball, Student Affairs assistant III
Administrative Suzanne Darland, director, Faculty Advising Center

Gateway Community and Technical College
Faculty Mike P. Riley, Business
Support - Rebecca Tuemler, senior administrative assistant
Administrative Doug Penix, associate vice president of Academic Services

Hazard Community and Technical College
Faculty Wilma Maggard, Cosmetology
Support Kena Mullins, senior administrative assistant
Administrative Richard Ramsey, instructional specialist, Math Lab

Henderson Community College
Faculty Carole Mattingly, Nursing
Support Tammie Zuber, Student Affairs assistant II
Administrative Paul Kasenow, interim chief academic officer

Hopkinsville Community College
Faculty Dr. Kevin Felton, Sociology
Support Keri Williams, payroll specialist
Administrative Dr. Jason Warren, chief student affairs officer

Jefferson Community and Technical College
Faculty Patricia Bebee, Technology master trainer
Support Danielle Doyle, administrative assistant, Humanities
Administrative Maia Langley, director of Dual Credit and Early College

Madisonville Community College
Faculty Dr. Mary Werner, division chair and English professor, Humanities
Support Debbie Alsip, senior administrative assistant
Administrative Aimee Wilkerson, director of Enrollment Management

Maysville Community and Technical College
Faculty Patrick Zemba, Culinary
Support Valerie Mullins, student success coach
Administrative Missy Stitt, Business Office manager

Owensboro Community and Technical College
Faculty Angela Ash, History
Support Angela Smith, library specialist, printing
Administrative Sheri Plain, director of special projects, Workforce Solutions

Somerset Community College
Faculty - Carol Calcaterra, Business and Professional Services
Support Sara Tucker, Facilities Management specialist
Administrative Cindy Clouse, director of Advancement

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Faculty Jennifer Shoemake, Nursing
Support Kristie Lee, administrative assistant, Arts and Humanities
Administrative Kyle Barron, director of Student Life and Engagement

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Faculty Astor Simpson, Psychology
Support Josh Brooks, administrative assistant
Administrative Dr. Rick Mason, chief learning officer

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Faculty Dr. Lisa Stephenson, director of K-12 Partnerships
Support- Nancy Robins, Student Affairs assistant III
Administrative Kevin O Neill, director of Community Education

System Office
Support Kayla McIntosh, Virtual Student Services Retention and CRM strategist
Administrative Derek Ball, Financial Aid Program coordinator

From this group, KCTCS selected one faculty member, two administrative support staff members and one staff support member for the overall KCTCS Award of Excellence. The 2016 winners are:

Faculty Dr. Deborah Davis, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Administrative Sheri Plain, Owensboro Community and Technical College
Aimee Wilkerson, Madisonville Community College
Support Nancy Robins, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

They each receive a crystal award and $1,000 is transferred to the college in their name to use for a professional development event of their choosing.