Four Bevill State Community College employees were recently honored at the Alabama Community College Association’s annual conference in Birmingham. The employees were recognized as part of the Chancellor’s Award ceremony.
The Chancellor’s Awards acknowledge individuals from each institution within the Alabama Community College System who demonstrate the highest level of professional performance and service. Employees are honored in four categories – Administrator, Academic Faculty, Technical Faculty, and Support Staff.
Dr. Russell Howton, interim associate dean of the Hamilton Campus, represented the College in the Administrator category. The Academic Faculty representative was Jeremy Bearden, English instructor on the Jasper Campus. Nursing Instructor Lois Merry was honored in the Technical Faculty category. Martha Kimbrell, assistant to the Director of the Pickens County Educational Center, was the Support Staff honoree.
“The four employees selected to represent Bevill State Community College in this year’s Chancellor Awards are very deserving of the honor. Each brings a level of distinction and service to the College. I congratulate the accomplishments of each honoree,” said Dr. Kim Ennis, interim President.
All four employees were nominated in their respective categories at their individual campus. After submitting supporting documentation, the four employees were then selected by college administrators to represent Bevill State in the 2015 class of honorees. In selecting the award recipients, officials looked for evidence of superior job performance, service to the community and students, and professional development and educational attainment.
The awards are presented annually as part of the Alabama Community College Association conference. The conference is the largest professional development event for employees of Alabama’s two-year college system.