The following faculty and staff were honored at All College Day on Aug. 16:
Professor of the Year: Dr. Kyle Wilkison, professor of history
Associate Professor of the Year: Dr. Olga Amelkina, professor of music
Recognition of Service and Excellence (ROSE) Award
- Full-time: Rusty Bishop, interpreter
- Part-time: Carol Ann Kaplan, testing clerk
Sam E. Roach Endowed Chair in Business and Engineering:
Clay Randall, professor of economics
Lebrecht Endowed Chair for Scholarly and Civic Engagement:
Dr. Lisa Kirby, professor of English
20-Year Service Awards:
Suzanne Acklin, network analyst
Kris Berg, professor of music
Peter Brierley, professor of engineering technology
Charlette Brown, divison secretary
Sonia Castillo, student development specialist
Cathy Donald-Whitney, professor of biology
Laura Foster-Eason, professor of developmental writing
Pam Gaiter, professor of sociology
Minnie Garcia, administrative assistant
Nick Gellar, professor of mathematics
Peggy Head, testing center support
Marilyn Miller, computer lab assistant
Kemal Moula, professor of foreign language
Tammy O’Bier, printing services supervisor
Linda Qualia, associate dean of counseling and career services
Kelley Reynolds, professor of respiratory therapy
All College Council’s All College Day Silent Auction raised $7,348 for student scholarships.
Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy, professor of chemistry at the Central Park Campus, has been selected as a 2013 American Chemical Society fellow. She is one of 96 fellows from across the nation to be named as a member of the 2013 class and one of only two from community colleges.
Three respiratory care students, Stewart Morrison, Kanokon Raksriaksorn and Tracy Bedar, received education recognition awards from the American Respiratory Care Foundation.
Two teams representing respiratory care competed at the Trivia Bowl (aka Sputum Bowl) last month in Dallas. One team took first place while the other team made it to the final four. The winning team will travel to California for the November convention.
Gail Cronauer, professor of theatre, will be honored as one of the great women in the Dallas performing arts community during the USA Film Festival and Texas Association of Film & Tap Professionals’ TexFest on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Angelika Theatre in Dallas.
Collin College Living Legend Dr. Myrtle Hightower will be recognized as this year’s Citizen of the Year at the Plano Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet on Sept. 5. She is a longtime educator and a civic, community and social activist. Hightower was an associate faculty instructor at the college for several years after her retirement from Plano ISD and was very involved with the Writing Center at the Spring Creek Campus. Hightower Elementary School in Plano is named after Hightower and her late husband, John.
The following faculty and staff that have been accepted into leadership programs for 2013-2014:
Leadership Plano – David Green, director of Weekend College
Leadership Frisco – Diana Sage, professor of speech
Leadership McKinney – Doug Willis, dean of student development
CLARA* – Kim Nyman, professor of speech
Lisa Huang, reference librarian
*CLARA is the Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy of the North Texas College Consortium.