HCC Selects Recipients for Superior Staff Awards

By Haywood Community College | Jun 12, 2013
Photo by: Debra Davis Haywood Community College recently selected Heather Cyre, Librarian, as recipient of the Superior Staff Award.

Haywood Community College recently selected a full-time and a part-time employee for the Superior Staff Award. Heather Cyre, Librarian, is the full-time recipient while Misty Greenarch, part-time Maxient Software trainer and full-time Lankford Protective Services security officer, was awarded the part-time award. The award goes to a staff member who exemplifies the highest standards and professionalism in the workplace and who consistently demonstrate excellence in service to their college, students, and their communities.

Cyre has worked at HCC for 4 years. Before coming to HCC, she spent five and a half years as a library specialist at Wake Forest University. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill, a Master’s degree in American History from Western Carolina University, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from UNC-Greensboro.

Cyre has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and United Way. She recently started a new church and plans to get involved there. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, she came to WNC for college and now lives in Waynesville. At HCC, Cyre is secretary of Employee Senate and serves on the new student orientation and curriculum review committees. She is building coordinator for emergency preparedness and volunteers with foundation events such as Jammin’ at the Millpond.

Cyre enjoys street festivals, art, nature, walking Lake Junaluska and parkway trails, hiking, music, crochet, and knitting. And of course, she enjoys reading.

“I really enjoy interacting with the public and it feels good to be able to help them when they come into the library,” Cyre explains. “I like to get people hooked on reading and comfortable using technology. When you help someone, you don’t realize how it impacts them.”

Since receiving the Superior Staff Award, Greenarch is now a full-time employee of the college working as the campus safety security officer. She has worked on campus since 2001. She is on the safety committee, behavioral assessment team, and works closely with campus events.

In May, Greenarch received certificates in criminal justice and emergency management from HCC.

Since high school, Greenarch has worked with her father on the Adopt-a-Highway program. The Haywood County native sees her greatest job as being a mother to four year-old Mason.

“I love working with people and being able to help them in any way,” Greenarch says. “I care about my job and it’s nice to know that my coworkers see this. So many people at the college deserve this award. They go above and beyond every day.”