HCC instructors recognized for excellence in teaching

By Haywood Community College | May 15, 2014
Photo by: Debra Davis EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING — Pictured in front, from left, are Stephanie Wampler, Nikae Perkinson and Gerry Kelly; back row, Greg McLamb, Shannon Rabby and Darrell Honeycutt. Not pictured is Michael Youngwood and Lynn Jefferys.

Haywood Community College recently presented seven full-time and one part-time instructor with Excellence in Teaching awards.

Those recognized for full-time instruction are Darrell Honeycutt, advanced technology; Gerry Kelly, arts, sciences and natural resources; Greg McLamb, Nikae Perkinson, Shannon Rabby and Stephanie Wampler, arts, sciences and natural resources; and Michael Youngwood, health and human services. The part-time recipient is Lynn Jefferys, college and career readiness.

HCC fish and wildlife management instructor Shannon Rabby was recognized as Master Teacher. This award is a distinguished teaching award presented to the full-time curriculum faculty member who most exemplifies excellence in teaching by demonstrating excellent teaching, leadership and service to the college and the community.

Selections begin with nominations from students and end with a professional portfolio review by a panel of the instructor’s peers. Recipients must demonstrate entrepreneurial practices in the classroom; cooperative learning in the classroom; leadership and involvement in college clubs, student organizations, and campus activities; involvement in professional associations, committee assignments, and college-related work assignments above the normal requirement; effective teaching through student class evaluations; and involvement in the community.