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2016 Employee Awards

April 19, 2016

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The annual Employee Appreciation and Awards Luncheon was held on Monday, April 18 in the CBC Dining Hall. Employees were treated to a luncheon prepared by Chef Jill McCollum and her staff consisting of Greek salad, a gourmet pasta bar, stuffed garlic sticks, and assorted desserts.

 Employee of the Year Award All non-faculty are eligible to receive this award (those who are classified support staff, administrative staff, coaching staff, or administration). Nominations for this prestigious award are submitted in the form of a letter or e-mail to me personally describing how the nominee meets the following criteria: 1)Loyalty to the institution; 2) Demonstration of good work ethic; 3) Positive attitude toward fellow workers & students; and 4) Professionalism. This years nominees were (in order of nomination): Jerry Clifton, Peggy Pillow, Rachel Steele, Amy Reed, and Pam Sims. Congratulations to Amy Reed, Director of Non-traditional Enrollment, for being selected at the 2016 CBC Employee of the Year! Along with a plaque and a monetary award, her photo will be displayed in the David T. Watkins Academic Building along with a listing of past winners. 

The Outstanding Faculty Awards The following faculty awards were presented along with a plaque commemorating the honor and a monetary award: 

Years of Service Awards The following annual service awards were presented: 

3 Years: Paula Bender, Disability Support Services Coordinator Aaron Brister, Chair of the Kinesiology Department and Head Baseball Coach Lindsay Carruth, Administrative Assistant for Athletics Katie Fleming, Student Records Assistant & Dickson Hall Resident Director Patrick Jacob, Administrative Assistant for Military Relations at Camp Robinson Lacie Mayo, Personal Admissions Officer Mi-Seon Seong, Associate Professor of Biology Pam Sims, Personal Admissions Officer Chad Smith, Assistant Professor of Communication Wes Sullivan, Head Men's Basketball Coach Pam Teague, Director of Human Resources.

5 Years: Martin Jameson, Assistant Professor of Bible Lori Lee, PACE & Online Coordinator for the Registrar's Office Crystal Long, Systems Librarian Michael Mayo, Director of Housing and Student Activities Michele Ray, Assistant Professor of English Maria Tavarez, Dining Services Steve Wiles, Maintenance Assistant 

10 Years: Shanda New, Assistant Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department Deanna Ott, Director of Public Relations Virgil Porter, Associate Professor of Bible Gwenda Williams, Personal Enrollment Officer for Non-Traditional Programs 

15 Years: Doug Bible, Director of Information Technology 

25 Years: Jeff Riddle, Chair of the P. E. Dept and Professional Studies Division, Instructor of P.E. & Health 

30 Years: Suzanne Banister, Assistant Professor of Music 

35 Years: Bobby Wilkey, Maintenance Assistant

40 Years: Joel Slayton, Chair of the Bible Department and Humanities and Arts Division and Professor of Bible & Biblical Language

President's Awards Twelve Presidential Awards were also presented: 

C.A.R.E. and FRED Awards Two special awards were also presented.

  1. Outstanding Faculty Award was given to Dr. Virgil Porter, Assistant Professor of Bible;

  2. Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award was given to Rodney Bailey, Adjunct Professor of Business; and

  3. Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Chad Linn, PACE Department Chair and Director of Online Studies.

  4. For Excellence Dr. Joel Slayton, Chair of the Bible Department

  5. For Loyalty Lyle Middleton, Athletic Director/Women's Basketball Coach/Golf Coach

  6. For Professionalism Deanna Ott, Director of Public Relations

  7. For Teamwork Crystal Long, Systems Librarian

  8. For Outstanding Achievement Ken Prophete, Wrestling Coach

  9. For Customer Delight Peggy Pillow, Administrative Assistant to the President

  10. For Hospitality Lisa Padgett, Administrative Assistant for Admissions

  11. For Encouragement Dr. Martin Jameson, Assistant Professor of Bible

  12. For Vision Dr. Aaron Brister, Kinesiology Department Chair/Head Baseball Coach

  13. For Behind-the-Scences Paula Bender, Disability Support Services

  14. For Dedication Lacie Mayo, Personal Admissions Officer

  15. For Leadership Katherine Ligon, Assistant Professor of Business

  16. The C.A.R.E. Award, for Creating a Rare Experience for the benefit of employees, students, and visitors was given to Pam Sims, PACE Personal Admissions Officer; and

  17. The Fred Award for embodying the four principles of The Fred Factor: (1) making a difference each day, (2) having a heart for people, (3) changing ordinary moments into memorable ones, and (4) leading by example, was given to Rachel Whittingham, Library Director.

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