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KCTCS HONORS OUTSTANDING FACULTY AND STAFF

group of 55 people who received awards ane recognitionVersailles, 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