HCC honors employees at annual Service Awards Ceremony
Halifax Community College employees were honored during the
Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony, Apr. 28 at The
Centre. Teacher of the Year, Part-Time Teacher of the Year,
Innovator Award, Spirit Award, Staff Award, the President’s
Leadership Award, and service awards were presented. Student
Government Association awards of appreciation were also
This year’s Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to
Math Instructor Calvin Stansbury.
Part-Time Excellence in Teaching Awards went to
Basic Reading Class Instructor Johnny Tripp and
Psychology Instructor Jenne Vaughan. These
selections are based on consistent, excellent job behaviors
that exhibit unselfish devotion and significant
contributions to student success, student interactions and
successful experiences and outcomes, classroom success and
effective learning results, innovations in teaching,
leadership roles beyond the classroom, professional
development activities and experiences that enhance teaching
effectiveness, and past recognition and awards received as a
The Innovator Award went to
Director of Institutional Research Dr. Edwin Imasuen.
It is presented to the HCC employee who has implemented a
fresh or new idea that addresses the mission of the college.
Selection criteria includes innovation that supports the
college’s mission, impact of the innovation, cost
effectiveness, sustainability, applications, and creativity.
The Staff Award was presented to
Information Systems Manager Jerry Thompson.
Selection is based on
commitment and unique contributions to HCC, its students,
and to the community college experience. Consistent,
excellent performance on the job, exhibiting unselfish
devotion to duty far and above normal requirements and
significant contribution to the advancement of HCC and its
students as well as responsible, efficient use of time,
money, technology, personnel and/or other resources for the
benefit of HCC, its students, and its community are
The President’s Leadership Award is presented to an employee
who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of
HCC’s mission. The awards committee selects the recipient
based on leadership traits, setting the example for others
to follow, personal commitment and extraordinary dedication
to the college mission, achievement and demonstrated
accomplishments, and self-improvement. The recipients
Webmaster Daniel Bennett,
Instructor Shaun Stokes,
Controller Mitchell Robinson, PRIDE of HCC Director
Daniel Lovett, and
President of Academic Affairs Dr. Erica Holmes.
The Spirit Award went to
ASPIRE Program Evaluator Ruby Ward.
It is presented to the HCC employee who exemplifies
cooperation and enthusiasm and serves as a positive
reflection of the college’s mission. Selection is based on
demonstrating a strong commitment to the community through
activities that positively impact the region, participating
in college activities, facilitating positive collaboration
within the college, exhibiting a proactive attitude,
motivating co-workers and students to excel, service as a
spokesperson and advocate for the college, demonstrating a
strong commitment to the college, and contributing to the
effectiveness of the college to carry out its mission.
Service awards were given to full-time employees who have
reached certain anniversaries of service. Those with
years of service were Sherry Agee, Willie Alston,
Vicki Collier, Julie Dilday, Alfred Evans, Cathy Pruitt,
David Graves, Dorothy Greene, Joanne Jolly, Peggy Lynn,
Richard McCormick, Patricia Pryor, Marie Daniel-Sivels,
Danny Smith, Stephanie Terry, Alice Vaughan, and Janet
10 years of
service were Joy Clippard, Ellen Grant, Shelia
Grosser, Deborah Hawkins, Julia Horsley, Pat Hux, Leatrice
Patillo, Catherine Robinson, Robin St. Sing, and Dawn Veliky.
Timothy Crowder, Nina Swink and Herbert “Boogie” Webb were
Retirees recognized were D.J. Markham,
“Dick” McCormick and Cleophus Wilkins.
The Student Government Association also presented awards of
appreciation. Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. was honored for his
continued support of SGA, Dot Greene for her dedicated
service to SGA, and Dr. Carolyn Stuart for the many devoted
hours she has given to the organization.