ACTC Employees Receive KCTCS Awards

Jun 18, 2013 - | 01:15 PM -

Three Ashland Community and Technical College employers have received Awards of Excellence from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

The annual awards recognized an outstanding administrative staff member, support staff member and faculty member from each KCTCS college. The honorees were nominated by their colleges for innovative and significant achievements as well as service to students and community.  The awards were presented at the KCTCS New Horizons Conference in May.

The Faculty Award went to Cindy Shelton, Professor of Mathematics.  An Ashland resident and area native, Shelton started at the college in 2000.  She earned an Associate of Science Degree from ACTC and transferred to Morehead State University to earn  Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Education degrees.

Shelton is chair of both the Teaching Learning Excellence and Developmental Math committees and a member of both the General Education Assessment Committee and the Developmental Studies Workgroup.

The Administrative Staff Award went to Sarah Diamond Burroway, Director, Grants and Contracts. A Flatwoods native and Russell High School graduate, she earned Associate in Applied Science Degrees in Telecommunications and Office Systems from ACTC.  She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehead State University and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University in Beckley, WV.

Burroway has received ACTC Meritorious Service and Staff Excellence Awards and was a member of the KCTCS President’s Leadership Seminar in 2011.  She is a member of the College Council and Chair of the Staff Executive Council.

The Support Staff Award went to Kathy Riley, Executive Administrative Assistant in the President’s Office. An Ashland resident, she started at the college in 1997 and earned an ACTC Associate of Arts Degree in 2002.  She was selected to the KCTCS President’s leadership Seminar in 1999. 

Riley is Recorder for the College Council, Staff Representative to the ACTC Board of Directors, a member of the Staff Executive Council and Treasurer for ACTC’s chapter of American Association of Women in Community Colleges.