KCTCS HONORS OUTSTANDING FACULTY AND STAFF

Versailles, Ky. Three Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) faculty/staff were among fifty from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Colleges that were recognized for their leadership and significant achievements at an awards ceremony held Monday, May 18, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

Recognized from SKYCTC were the following;

  • Faculty Award: Michael W. Riggs, Professor/Executive Chef, Culinary Arts
  • Administrative Staff Award: Raymond Haddix, Coordinator, Simpson Co. Adult Education
  • Staff Award: Amy N. Cannon, Assistant Registrar

Statewide honors went to three individuals who not only supported their colleges, but also the entire System. Dr. Alissa Young, Chief Academic Officer at Hopkinsville Community College, was honored as the Administrative Staff Awards of Excellence recipient. Richard Combs, Facilities Management Team Leader at Hazard Community and Technical College, was honored as the Support Staff Awards of Excellence recipient. Felecia Johnson, Professor at Madisonville Community College, was honored as the Faculty Awards 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.

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.

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

 

Ashland Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Shannon R. McCarty, associate professor/program coordinator

 

Administrative Staff Award: Janet C. Thompson, admissions advisor
Support Staff Award: Robert Smith, instructional specialist

 


Big Sandy Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Charles W. VanHoose, assistant professor

 

Administrative Staff Award: Joshua L. Ball, director of college relations

 

Support Staff Award: Linda Dyer, staff support associate

 

 

 

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Nancy V. Bronner, associate professor

 

Administrative Staff Award: Connie Rine, IT support center manager

 

Support Staff Award: Beverly D. Drake, HR assistant

 

 

 

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Beverly Flanagan Dile, developmental studies department coordinator

 

Administrative Staff Award: Noel E. Helm, coordinator, disability services
Support Staff Award: Deborah L. Bryan, executive administrative assistant

 

 

 

Gateway Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Kerri D. McKenna, assistant professor

 

Administrative Staff Award: Josh D. Risch, IT support specialist

 

Support Staff Award: Paul Tipton, maintenance and operations supervisor

 

 

 

Hazard Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Paul Currie, associate professor, chemistry and biology

 

Administrative Staff Award: Teresa Breeding, tier II lead, KCTCS Student Services Center

 

Support Staff Award: Richard Combs, facilities management team leader

 

 

 

Henderson Community College

 

Faculty Award: Doris I. Cherry, professor of reading

 

Administrative Staff Award: Cary N. Conley, associate dean of enrollment management
Support Staff Award:
Sherri L. Williams, custodial team leader

 

 

 

Hopkinsville Community College

 

Faculty Award: Karen H. Dougherty, associate professor of biology

 

Administrative Staff Award: Alissa L. Young, chief academic officer

 

Support Staff Award: Larissa Horn, student affairs assistant II

 

Jefferson Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Bonita B. Tyler, associate professor

 

Administrative Staff Award: Susan C. Allen, director, child care

 

Support Staff Award: Robert P. Tucker, IT project manager

 

 

 

Madisonville Community College

 

Faculty Award: Felecia K. Johnson, professor

 

Administrative Staff Award: Candace B. Bennett, Workforce Transitions coordinator

 

Staff Award: Kim L. Morrow, student affair assistant

 

 

 

Maysville Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Justin A. Weiss, assistant professor of biology

 

Administrative Staff Award: Rhonda K. Childers, HR specialist

 

Support Staff Award: Melissa Bishop, senior administrative assistant

 

 

 

Owensboro Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Meredith L. Skaggs, assistant professor of communications

 

Administrative Staff Award: Donna L. Butler, College Readiness Coordinator

 

Support Staff Award: Jason L. Reeves, IT project manager

 

Somerset Community College

 

Faculty Award: Steve Hammons, associate professor, academic coordinator of clinical education

 

Administrative Staff Award: Clint Hayes, associate dean, mathematics and natural sciences and director, institutional effectiveness and research

 

Staff Award: DeAnna L. Proctor, IT manager

 

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Michael W. Riggs, professor/executive chef, culinary arts

 

Administrative Staff Award: Raymond Haddix, coordinator, Simpson Co. Adult Education

 

Staff Award: Amy N. Cannon, assistant registrar

 

 

 

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Elijah Buell, professor/CAO

 

Administrative Staff Award: James M. Galloway, chief IT officer

 

Support Staff Award: Debra J. Roark, senior administrative assistant

 

 

 

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

 

Faculty Award: Karen F. Hlinka, professor of biological sciences; dean, science and mathematics division

 

Administrative Staff Award: George M. Tudor, coordinator of academic support

 

Support Staff Award: Alexandra M. Turley, senior administrative assistant

 

 

 

KCTCS System Office

 

Administrative Staff Award: Mark Hundley, associate director for sponsored projects administration

 

Support Staff Award: Ashley M. Cook, technology solutions operations manager