ACTC celebrates employees
Nov. 5, 2018
Ashland Community and Technical College faculty and staff had much to celebrate at
its professional development day on Oct. 5.
Faculty Excellence Awards nominations were made in the following categories:
• Business, Public Service and Technology — David Childress, Randy Cullum and Janet Thompson
• Math and Natural Sciences — Rick Conley, Ashley Cox, Mary Cat Flath, Frances Martin and Hossein Mohebbian
• Manufacturing, Transportation and Industrial Technology — Woody Fosson and Shannon McCarty
• Humanities and Social Science — James Coy Hall, Jonathon Joy, Debra Justice and Laura Tussey
• Health Sciences — Deena Howerton, Natalie Robinson and Susan Wallace-Vernatter
One nominee from each category was chosen as First Among Peers. Those awardees were Janet Thompson, Mary Cat Flath, Woody Fosson, Debra Justice and Deena Howerton.
Woody Fosson was chosen at the President’s First Among Firsts.
Faculty Excellence Award nominees for adjunct instructors, beginning with the First Among Peers winner, were: Lisa Henderson, Judith Cox, Noel Davis, Colleen Griffiths, Pam Porter, Carolyn Preston and Dale Queen.
Staff Excellence Award nominees for support staff were Sarah Klein, Rose French and Roxanne Neal. Nominees in the administrative staff category were Megan Horne, Jason Salyers, Karen Coburn, Robin Lewis and Ron McDavid.
Sarah Klein and Megan Horne were the winners.
Jennifer Allen and Linday Moore II reached educational milestones and were also recognized at the professional development day.
Allen earned a Bachelor of General Business Degree from Morehead State University. Moore earned a Master of Nursing Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Other ACTC staff and faculty were recognized for reaching milestones of employment at the college:
5 years — Susan Wallace-Vernatter and Emma Mullins
10 years — Terry Burton, Lori West, Ashley Skidmore and Pam Miller
15 years — Ruth Leone, Jack Johnson, Sara Brown, Ron McDavid and Curtis Bowman
20 years — David Childress, Jackie McAfee and Kellie Allen
25 years — Dale Thornton
30 years — Ralfred Hall
35 years — Jesse Silver and Farnoosh Rafiee
45 years — Danny Bailey