Center for Organizational Excellence

Supporting Faculty and Staff of CCCC

Awards

Employee of the Month

Overview

This award program is intended to show immediate appreciation and recognition of individuals for exceptional contributions and customer service inside or outside of their departments. Any individual may submit an Employee Nomination Form to recognize a full-time or part-time/adjunct* (see guidelines) college employee for their special effort or service.

Program Goals
  • Increase employee engagement through recognizing positive employee behaviors
  • Promote positive employee-to-employee and employee-to-student interactions on campus in order to further a learning first culture
Details

See Eligibility Guidelines & Past Winners

Employee of the Month Nomination Form

Contact

Erin Blakeley
eblakeley@cccc.edu
(919) 718-7276

Staff of the Year

Staff Member of the Year

2021 Staff Member of the Year Eligibility & Guidelines

2021 Staff Member of the Year Nomination Form


Past Staff Members of the Year
2020
Amanda Carter, Director of Distance Education

2019
Scott Byington, Associate Vice President, Onboarding and Advising

2018
Angela Crisp-Sears, Student Learning Coordinator

2017 Tamara Joyner

2016
Lennie Stephenson, Director of Continuing Education Medical Programs

Contact

Erin Blakeley
eblakeley@cccc.edu
(919) 718-7276

Faculty of the Year

Faculty Member of the Year

2021 Faculty Member of the Year Eligibility & Guidelines

2022 Faculty Member of the Year Nomination Form


Past Faculty Members of the Year

2020
Thadd McElreath, Health and Fitness Science Instructor

2019
Gary Beasley, Laser & Photonics Lead Instructor

2018
Ginger Harris Bartholomew

2017
Bianka Stumpf, Social Sciences Lead Instructor

2016
Julia Herbon, ESL Lead Instructor

Contact

Erin Blakeley
eblakeley@cccc.edu
(919) 718-7276

Adjunct of the Year

Adjunct of the Year

2021 Adjunct of the Year Eligibility & Guidelines

2021 Adjunct of the Year Nomination Form

Overview

This award is given to recognize part-time faculty who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers with a track record of increasing student learning and promoting instructional improvements for their programs/departments.


Past Adjuncts of the Year

2020
Jamie Owensby, Math and Science Instructor

2019
Michelle Patterson, Veterinary Medical Technology Instructor

2018
Henry Steve Womack, Health and Fitness Science Instructor

2017
Kelly Cash

2016
Shelby Parrott, Dental Programs Instructor

Contact

Erin Blakeley
eblakeley@cccc.edu
(919) 718-7276

Advisor of the Year

Excellence in Advising

2021 Excellence in Advising Eligibility & Guidelines

2021 Excellence in Advising Nomination Form


2020
Dr. Carl Bryan, Health and Fitness Science Department Chair

2019
Dr. Lora Witcher

2018
Ty Stumpf, Humanities Chair, and Emma Belcher, Biology Instructor

2017
Stephanie Whitaker, Student Onboarding and Outreach Coordinator, and Thadd McElreath, Physical Education/Health and Fitness Science Instructor

2016
Holly Schofield, Psychology Instructor, and Pam Riddle, OST Instructor

Contact

Erin Blakeley
eblakeley@cccc.edu
(919) 718-7276

Cougar Champion of the Year

2020 Cougar Champion of the Year

Congratulations to David Haire, Network Administrator, on being named our 2020 Cougar Champion of the Year!

While 2020 and the pandemic have brought challenges for us all, we decided to use it as an opportunity to showcase the extraordinary work so many of our colleagues were doing above and beyond their normal duties. We recognized many people across the college throughout the first several months of the pandemic through our Cougar Champions program, and felt that along with our other annual awards, we needed an official Cougar Champion of the Year.

David Haire epitomizes the type of college employee you want to work with and have work for you. He has gone above and beyond during the recent pandemic to ensure employees and students have access to the resources they need to complete their duties/tasks. He is excellent at troubleshooting issues or researching innovative ways to meet overwhelming demands for technology with limited resources, both financial and personnel.

In addition to his regular duties, David still finds time to voluntarily assist with duties that are outside of his job responsibilities, including within the IT department, the college overall, and the community in general. This has been extremely evident during the COVID-19 crisis as he has assisted many employees and students with their teleworking needs. The college would have had a much harder time working through the pandemic stresses without David's commitment and expertise. One of the major challenges of the pandemic, for both our students and employees, has been reliable internet access. David worked tirelessly to test and implement the public WiFi now available in many college parking lot areas in order to support our community with this specific challenge. As new demands presented themselves or directions changed, David adapted and moved forward with a positive attitude. We could not have continued to do our jobs effectively or support our students throughout the pandemic without David. Thank you for your dedication to the College and our community! Congratulations, David!


Contact

Erin Blakeley
eblakeley@cccc.edu
(919) 718-7276

OER Course Development Proposals

OER Course Development Proposals

In order to aid our students by improving the affordability of a college degree, Central Carolina Community College announces the availability of funds to develop a course that utilizes Open Educational Resources (OER). Proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 13, 2020 and will be reviewed by a panel and courses for development selected before April 1, 2020. Selected courses must follow all guidelines listed below or no payment will be made to the developer. Please complete the following form and submit before the deadline.

Course must be ready for use prior to start of Fall 2020 semester.

Submit an OER Proposal

Student Learning Advancement Funds

Overview

The vision for Central Carolina Community College is to be a nationally recognized, world-class leader which provides opportunities that contribute to economic progress and cultural enrichment for students and communities we serve. To empower faculty to take an active role in achieving this ideal, Central Carolina offers financial assistance to full-time faculty members to attend nationally/regionally-recognized professional development workshops, conferences, and/or seminars. Proposals are reviewed by the Faculty Advancement Funds Committee and are prioritized for funding allocation using the guidelines provided below.

Before submitting your faculty advancement funds application, you are required to discuss your idea with your department chair and dean.

Student Learning Advancement Funds

Contact

Deana St. Peter dstpeter@cccc.edu

2019 - 2020 Faculty Advancements Fund Winners
  • Constance Boahn - Red Hat Training - Las Vegas
  • Yunqiu Song - NC3ADL - Cary, NC
  • Catherine Entrocaso - League of Innovation - Seattle, WA
  • Mariann Woodward - NCGTS - Salter Path, NC
  • Charity Turner - NCMATYC - Pinehurst, NC
  • Jessica Brown - Anatomy in Clay - Asheville, NC
2018 - 2019 Faculty Advancements Fund Winners
  • Chris Bailey - Healthcare Simulation Training - Knoxville, TN
  • Mike Fann - National State Leadership Summit - Salt Lake City, UT
  • David Flatley - Now/Next Learning Conference - Nashville, TN
  • Fred Fritz - NC Great Teachers Seminar - Salter Path, NC
  • Jeff Gannon - Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity - Pittsboro, NC
  • Dr. Jessica Holt - Expo - Orlando, FL
  • Kelly Klug - Resilience - Philadelphia, PA
  • Dustin Nichols - NC Great Teachers Seminar - Salter Path, NC
  • Erika Parker - NCHIMA Quad-state Annual Meeting - Myrtle Beach, FL
  • Fernanda Perry - NC Great Teachers Seminar - Salter Path, NC
  • Elizabeth Ryan - NC Great Teachers Seminar - Salter Path, NC
  • Holly Schofield - Resilience - Philadelphia, PA
  • Amber Thomas - ECU Student Success - Greenville, NC
2017 - 2018 Faculty Advancements Fund Winners
  • Markita McCrimmon - Southern Criminal Justice Conf. - New Orleans, LA
  • Matt Smith - Professional Counselors Assn. - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Erika Parker - Great Teachers - Salter Path, NC
  • Krystal Lee - Great Teachers - Salter Path, NC
  • Zan Thornton - NCCER Instructor Certification - Charlotte, NC
  • Emma Belcher - Great Teachers - Salter Path, NC
  • Jessica Brown - Human Anatomy and Physiology Society - Columbus OH
  • Vicky Wesner - NC Dental Society - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Vicky Wesner - ADHA Annual Meeting - Columbus, OH
2016 - 2017 Faculty Advancements Fund Winners
  • Robin Kohanowich - Sustainable Ag Educators Conference - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Barbara Campbell - Leadership in Higher Education Conference - Atlanta, GA
  • Vicky Wesner - The Teaching Professor Technology Conference - Atlanta, GA
  • Emily Barrick - Certified Coder Boot Camp - Charleston, SC
  • Denise Martin - E-Learning: ICD-10-PCS Intermediate Bundle - Online
  • Becky Finken - North Carolina Great Teachers Seminar - Salter Path, NC
  • Dixie Holden - INACSL-coe Healthcare Simulation Fellowship - Washington, DC
  • Melissa Fogarty - CPC Exam Prep (Medical Coding Exam Prep) - Online
  • Ginger Harris Bartholomew - NAEYC 2017 Professional Learning Institute - San Francisco, CA
  • Bianka Stumpf - NC Museum of History Lecture - Raleigh, NC
  • Regina Minter - 2017 Leadership Conference - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • John Ainsworth - Programming for Network Engineers - Online
  • Mike Murray - Programming for Network Engineers - Online
  • Mark DiBurro - ADHA Annual Conference - Jacksonville, FL
  • Danielle Bruner - ADHA Annual Conference - Jacksonville, FL
  • Jessica Brown - HAPS Annual Conference - Salt Lake City, UT
2015 - 2016 Faculty Advancements Fund Winners
  • Tony Baker - BICSI Conference - Las Vegas, NV
  • Consuela Blaizes - Nursing Education Research Conference: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice - Bethesda, MD
  • Scott Byington - NACADA Conference - Las Vegas NV
  • Ben Cole - Autodesk University Training Seminar for AutoDesk Vault - Las Vegas, NV
  • Robert Hammond - NC3ADL Conference - Raleigh, NC
  • Shawna Jones - North Carolina Great Teachers Seminar - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
  • Robin Kohanowich - Carolina Farm Stewardship Conference - Durham, NC
  • Denise Martin - Department Chair Institute - Raleigh, NC
  • Arlen Mills - NCASAM Great Smokies Veterinary Conference - Asheville, NC
  • Fernanda Perry - NC Dental Society Annual Session - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Bianka Stumpf - National Archives On-Site Professional Development Workshop - New York City, NY
  • Vicky Wesner - NC Dental Society Annual Session - Myrtle Beach, SC
2016 - 2017 Faculty Advancements Fund Winners
  • Emily Barrick - Certified Coder Boot Camp - Charleston, SC
  • Barbara Campbell - Leadership in Higher Education Conference - Atlanta, GA
  • Robin Kohanowich - Sustainable Agriculture Educators Conference - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Denise Martin - E-Learning: ICD-10-PCS Intermediate Bundle - Online Training
  • Vicky Wesner - The Teaching Professor Technology Conference - Atlanta, GA
2014 - 2015 Faculty Advancements Fund Winners

The Center for Academic Excellence have awarded 2014 - 2015 Faculty Advancements Funds to the following:

  • Lisa Key Brown - National Association of Developmental Education - Greenville, SC
  • Dixie Holden - Teaching Professor Conference - Atlanta, GA
  • Arlen Mills - Annual Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association - Tampa, FL
  • Regina Minter - Cafe Leadership Conference - Niagara Falls, NY
  • Anjanette Porter - 22nd Annual North Carolina Great Teachers Seminar - Hendersonville, NC
  • Bianka Stumpf - Shun Yen and Two Workshops - Raleigh, NC and Online
  • Ty Stumpf - Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop - Online Workshop
  • Vicky Wesner - 2015 Allied Dental Program Directors Conference - Austin, TX
  • Jessica "Jimmy" Wilson - Regional Hands-on Pork Butchery Class - Durham, NC

Learning Grant

Overview

Grant funds are available to faculty members who have identified instructional needs and can demonstrate a commitment to student learning outcomes. Grant applications may be submitted by individuals or groups who are full-time or part-time faculty members of Central Carolina Community College. A total of $700 in grant funds is available.

Grants were awarded using a competitive selection process. Grant applications were due on October 31, 2018

Contact

Emily Hare ehare@cccc.edu

2017 - 2018 Learning Grants
  • Bianka Stumpf $240, Universal Yums
  • Harnett Library $500, Anatomy and Physiology Models
2014 - 2015 Learning Grants

The Center for Academic Excellence awarded two 2014 - 2015 Learning Grants with funds made possible through the Marvin R. Joyner Endowment.

  • Dr. Kris Walters Herring, $250 – Jack Skellington in the Classroom (Biology)
  • Bianka Stumpf, $500 – A Millennium Experience for Millennials (History)

Perkins Mini-Grants

The Carl D. Perkins Act aims to increase the quality of technical education within the United States in order to help the economy. Central Carolina Community College has allocated funding this year for faculty Mini-Grants. The purpose of these grants is to provide upgraded technology to CTE Programs (including Health Sciences) to better teach technical skills in the classroom. The Center for Organizational Excellence will collect applications until December 1 at which point we will meet and discuss the merits of each (each project has a limit of $2,500).

Carl D. Perkins Act Grant

Contacts

Rodney Powell rtpowell@cccc.edu