Wytheville Community College (WCC) recognized Heather Lowe with the 2022 WCC Improvement of Instruction Award. Lowe joined the WCC faculty in 2021 as Assistant Professor of Mathematics. She was nominated for this year's award in recognition of her commitment to helping the WCC Instructional Technology staff implement hy-flex instruction to increase opportunities for WCC students to benefit from live instruction.
Lowe was also nominated for her willingness to lead the Math Department through the implementation of direct enrollment that is scheduled to begin in Fall 2022.
Lowe, a Wytheville Community College alumnus, received her A.A.S. in Education, and an A.A.S. in Science from WCC. She also received a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics Education from Radford University. Before teaching for WCC, Lowe taught dual enrollment math for Grayson County High School, George Wythe High School, and Southwest Virginia Governor's School. She also served as an adjunct math instructor for Radford University.
The Improvement of Instruction Award was established to recognize notable contributions to the improvement of instruction at WCC by full-time employees who hold faculty rank or who work as an instructional assistant. An endowment created by Dr. and Mrs. Len O'Hara funds the award. Dr. O'Hara served as Dean of Instruction at WCC in the 1980s.