January 12, 2021

WCC recently recognized five outstanding teaching faculty members at the end of the 2020 fall semester.

Kelli Musick, Associate Professor and Program Head of Administrative Support Technology, was recognized for Teaching and Service.  

Tracy McAfee, Associate Professor of Communications Studies and Theatre, was recognized for Service.

April Durham, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Alicia Roberts, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Simulation Coordinator, were both recognized for Teaching.

Karla Yates, Associate Professor and Program Head of Nursing, was recognized for Scholarly and Creative Engagement.

The award for teaching is presented to a faculty member for “creating a learning environment that facilitates students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills in a subject.”

The award for service is given to a faculty member for “the quality participation and commitment to students, college and/or community organizations with their activities not being done for extra compensation as an expectation of one’s activities as a professional educator. Activities include College representation, College citizenship, or community citizenship. ”

The award for scholarly and creative engagement is given to a faculty member for “activities specifically associated with the faculty member’s formally recognized area of expertise.”

These awards are giving to faculty members who make a difference in the life of the college. Teaching faculty at WCC may be nominated each semester by members of the WCC college community, including students, faculty, and staff. Recommendations for the awards are submitted to the Vice President of Academics and Institutional Advancement and reviewed by the Faculty Reward and Recognition Committee, which consists of a group of their peers.

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