HCC honors employees at annual Service Awards
Halifax Community College employees were honored during the
Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony, April 21 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
||Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Kelly Harvey, Dean Barbara Hasty, Patricia Gonshor, Ethel Edwards, Dawn Veliky, Ellen Grant, Bernard Washington, Cindy Collins, and Shaun Stokes on behalf of LaRae Butcher with Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. (back row, second from left).
This year’s Excellence in Teaching
Award was presented to Allied Health Division Chair and
Nursing Instructor Kelly Harvey.
The Part-Time Excellence in Teaching Award went to
Part-Time English Instructor LaRae Butcher. 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
Two Innovator Awards were presented.
Honorees were Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Services James Bernard Washington and Accounting & Payroll
Technician Patricia Gonshor. 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
Registrar & Director of Veterans Affairs Dawn Veliky.
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 included Dean of Student Services & Enrollment
Management Barbara Bradley-Hasty, Computer Skills Specialist
Ellen Grant and Cashier Ethel Edwards.
Spirit Award went to
Financial Aid Specialist Cindy Collins.
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.
||5 Years of
Service (from left to right): Thomas Bracy, Shaun
Stokes, Deborah Boone, Don Worrock, Delois Mercer,
and Melanie Temple. (not pictured:
Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr.
Service awards were given to full-time
employees who have reached certain anniversaries of service.
Those with five years of service were Don Worrock,
Robert White, Thomas Bracy, Delois Mercer, Deborah Boone,
Shaun Stokes, Melanie Temple and HCC President Dr. Ervin V.
||10 Years of Service (from left to right): Beverly Reynolds, Fredia Webb, Linda Smith, and Shawn Rudd. (not pictured: James McCachren, George Shell, Hunter Taylor, and Bonnie Benthall.)
Those with 10 years of service
were James McCachren, George Shell, Linda Smith, Hunter
Taylor, Fredia Webb, Jerry Thompson, Beverly Reynolds, Shawn
Rudd and Bonnie Benthall.
||15 Years of
Service (from left to right): Cindy Collins, Ricky Nowell, Tyrone Parker, Dean Barbara Hasty. (not
pictured: B.T. Brown)
B.T. Brown, Cindy Collins, Barbara
Hasty, Tyrone Parker and Ricky Nowell were recognized for
15 years of service.
||20 Years of
Service (from left to right): Rhonda Segars and
with 20 years of service were Doris Garner and Rhonda Segars.
||35 Years of
Service (from left to right): Jean McGee and Gloria
Tysinger and Jean McGee were recognized for 35 years of
Retirees recognized were Ruby Vincent Ward, Cathy Farabow
Pruitt, Janet Clarke and Cathy Vassor.
The Student Government Association
also presented awards of appreciation. Vice President of
Institutional Advancement Tom Schwartz and Teresa Rice
Arrington of Pearl’s Catering were honored for their
continued support of SGA.