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PCC Foundation names Excellence Awards winners

Published Thursday, August 20, 2015
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Four Piedmont Community College instructors and two PCC staff members were named recipients of the PCC Foundation’s Excellence Awards during PCC’s annual convocation activities on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Janie Clayton, Instructor, Reading; Katie Hester, Instructor, Biology; Patti Morgan, Instructor, Mathematics; and Angel Solomon, Instructor, English and Developmental Studies, received the Foundation’s teaching award for their commitment and demonstration of increased student learning through various methods, including involvement in real-world tasks.

Clayton received a $1,500 cash award and $1,500 to be used for program expenses while Hester, Morgan and Solomon each received a $500 cash award and $500 toward program expenses.

Staff Excellence Awards were also presented to Jody Blackwell, WorkKeys Administrator/counselor/Instructor, WorkForce Development; and Edna Brown, Coordinator, Academic Success Center on the Caswell County Campus. These awards were presented to recognize a commitment to the College, excellent performance on the job and willingness to share time and expertise through service to the institution, its students, and the wider community. Recipients were awarded a $750 cash award and $750 for job-related expenditures.

PCC Foundation Chair, Tracy Harris, presented the awards on behalf of the Foundation during the College’s Fall Convocation in the Barnette Auditorium on the Person County Campus. This is the 17th year the PCC Foundation has presented the Excellence Awards.

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Pictured from left are, front: Edna Brown, Jody Blackwell, Katie Hester standing: Tracy Harris, PCC Foundation Chairman; Angel Solomon, Janie Clayton, and Patti MorganFour Piedmont Community College instructors and two PCC staff members were named recipients of the PCC Foundation’s Excellence Awards during PCC’s annual convocation activities on Tuesday, Aug. 11. This is the 17th year the PCC Foundation has presented the Excellence Awards.