Issue 382: 5 / 9 / 2011

The 2011 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception

Southwest President Nathan L. Essex ...

Southwest President Nathan L. Essex (left) presents the esteemed Jim Willis Spirit Award to Vanessa Dowdy.

The 2011 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception was held in its usual venue, the Verties Sails Gym on April 29. This year's event honored award recipients, retirees and others participating in the voluntary buyout. The following awards were presented:

Support Staff Awards - Presented by William Youngson

  • Support Staff Professional Growth Award - Jon Clark
  • Support Staff Service Award - Joan Franks
  • Kenneth W. Mathis Environmental Service Award - Wendy Jackson
  • Support Staff Employee of the Year - Elizabeth Golden

Police/Public Safety Awards - Presented by James Bolden

  • 2011 Director of Public Safety Award of the Year - Administrative Secretary Kathy Reel
  • 2011 Distinguished Service Award - Police Officer Jeffrey Boyle
  • 2011 Officer Appreciation of the Year Award - Security Officer Toya Pryor

Faculty Awards - Presented by Joyce Johnson

  • Instruction and Curriculum Development - Dr. Joan McGrory
  • Leadership Activities - Dr. Joan McGrory
  • Service to the College - Dr. Jody Couch
  • Professional Growth and Development - Joyce Johnson
  • Farris Award - Carl Swoboda

Vice Presidents Divisional Awards

  • Academic Affairs Provost’s Award - Presented by Dr. Joanne Bassett
    • Nevin Robbins
  • Financial and Administrative Services Vice President’s Award - Presented by Ronald Parr
    • Barbara Holmes
  • Information Services Vice President’s Award for Excellence - Presented by Dr. Joanne Bassett
    • Norma Terry
  • Student Services and Enrollment Management Vice Presidents’ Award for Excellence - Presented by Dr. Carol Tosh
    • Vanessa Dowdy
  • Institutional Advancement Vice President’s Award for Excellence - Presented by Karen Nippert
    • Mary Nell Hutchins
  • Human Resources and Affirmative Action Executive Director’s Award for Excellence - Presented by Paul Thomas
    • Wilma Randle
  • Jim Willis Spirit Award - Presented by President Nathan L. Essex
    • Vanessa Dowdy

View the 2011 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception Photo Gallery