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The Jefferson College Foundation recently presented its annual Outstanding Achievement Awards to honor the exemplary accomplishments of Jefferson College faculty and staff who were nominated from four employee constituent groups.
2020 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients include:
Melanie Gowdy, Adjunct Faculty - Sociology Instructor
Chris Otto, Faculty - Associate English Professor (not pictured)
Shannon Schoenky, Classified Professional Staff - Senior Administrative Assistant, Vice President of Student Services Office
Dr. Joel Vanderheyden, Faculty – Music Professor
Stacey Wilson, Certified Professional Staff - Registrar
Jefferson College Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Ashley McGee, has been selected to participate in the inaugural TopConnect NJCAA symposium on October 8-9. The inaugural class includes 30 head men’s basketball coaches and 11 head women’s basketball coaches participating in this prestigious event.
The symposium identifies the top basketball assistant coaches in the country and connects them with mid-major athletic directors, providing tremendous networking opportunities for both. The three-word mantra of “Connect. Prepare. Lead.” identifies the purpose of TopConnect (formerly Villa 7) which originated in 2003 by then Virginia Commonwealth University Athletic Director Dr. Richard Sander.
Miriam Helms, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Instruction, was recently awarded the Dr. B. Ray Henry Service/Innovation Award during the annual Jefferson College Opening Week meeting of faculty, staff, and administrators.
The award is given in recognition of superior, innovative participation by an employee in the shared governance of the College, primarily through work on or with an institutional committee or subcommittee. It is named in honor of the College’s second president during a period of substantial growth and community impact.
HVAC Adjunct Instructor Kati Donahue was recently named one of the best and the brightest Top 40 under 40 in the HVAC industry.
The individuals chosen represent every aspect of the industry, including the manufacturing, distribution, instructional, and contracting sectors. There are those who grew up in the industry and those who entered it in the most interesting of circumstances.
The Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy (JCLEA) was recently awarded their second consecutive CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) Training Academy Accreditation. The reaccreditation remains in effect for four years.
National accreditation was achieved by the JCLEA through a highly regarded and broadly recognized body of professional standards representing the culmination of a self-evaluation and subsequent review from CALEA commissioners.