Versailles, Ky. Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box recently announced the 2016 Award of Excellence winners. Every year, exemplary faculty and staff from each of the KCTCS colleges and the System Office are honored with the Award of Excellence.

Two outstanding staff members who have made extraordinary contributions to KCTCS and its students are selected by each college and the System Office. Colleges also select an outstanding faculty member. All are nominated by college or System Office leadership. This year's award recipients are:

Ashland Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Jonathan Joy, English
  • Support Roxanne Neal, Health Sciences Division assistant
  • Administrative Chrisha Spears, Workforce Solutions specialist

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Collista Allen, Nursing
  • Support Sally Porter, administrative assistant
  • Administrative Donald Montgomery, M and O supervisor

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Dr. Deborah Davis, Allied Health and Natural Sciences
  • Support Kay Glass, Facilities team leader
  • Administrative Tania Crawford Gross, associate vice president of Retention and Student Success

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

  • Faculty - Wanda Poteat, Developmental Reading
  • Support Amy Ball, Student Affairs assistant III
  • Administrative Suzanne Darland, director, Faculty Advising Center

Gateway Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Mike P. Riley, Business
  • Support - Rebecca Tuemler, senior administrative assistant
  • Administrative Doug Penix, associate vice president of Academic Services

Hazard Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Wilma Maggard, Cosmetology
  • Support Kena Mullins, senior administrative assistant
  • Administrative Richard Ramsey, instructional specialist, Math Lab

Henderson Community College

  • Faculty Carole Mattingly, Nursing
  • Support Tammie Zuber, Student Affairs assistant II
  • Administrative Paul Kasenow, interim chief academic officer

Hopkinsville Community College

  • Faculty Dr. Kevin Felton, Sociology
  • Support Keri Williams, payroll specialist
  • Administrative Dr. Jason Warren, chief student affairs officer

Jefferson Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Patricia Bebee, Technology master trainer
  • Support Danielle Doyle, administrative assistant, Humanities
  • Administrative Maia Langley, director of Dual Credit and Early College

Madisonville Community College

  • Faculty Dr. Mary Werner, division chair and English professor, Humanities
  • Support Debbie Alsip, senior administrative assistant
  • Administrative Aimee Wilkerson, director of Enrollment Management

Maysville Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Patrick Zemba, Culinary
  • Support Valerie Mullins, student success coach
  • Administrative Missy Stitt, Business Office manager

Owensboro Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Angela Ash, History
  • Support Angela Smith, library specialist, printing
  • Administrative Sheri Plain, director of special projects, Workforce Solutions

Somerset Community College

  • Faculty - Carol Calcaterra, Business and Professional Services
  • Support Sara Tucker, Facilities Management specialist
  • Administrative Cindy Clouse, director of Advancement

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Jennifer Shoemake, Nursing
  • Support Kristie Lee, administrative assistant, Arts and Humanities
  • Administrative Kyle Barron, director of Student Life and Engagement

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Astor Simpson, Psychology
  • Support Josh Brooks, administrative assistant
  • Administrative Dr. Rick Mason, chief learning officer

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

  • Faculty Dr. Lisa Stephenson, director of K-12 Partnerships
  • Support- Nancy Robins, Student Affairs assistant III
  • Administrative Kevin ONeill, director of Community Education

System Office

  • Support Kayla McIntosh, Virtual Student Services Retention and CRM strategist
  • Administrative Derek Ball, Financial Aid Program coordinator

From this group, KCTCS selected one faculty member, two administrative support staff members and one staff support member for the overall KCTCS Award of Excellence. The 2016 winners are:

  • Faculty Dr. Deborah Davis, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Administrative Sheri Plain, Owensboro Community and Technical College

Aimee Wilkerson, Madisonville Community College

  • Support Nancy Robins, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

They each receive a crystal award and $1,000 is transferred to the college in their name to use for a professional development event of their choosing.