BCTC announces the 2016 KCTCS Award of Excellence winners
Lexington, Ky. (March 22, 2016) Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) recently recognized faculty and staff for their outstanding leadership skills and/or innovative achievements that support Kentucky Community & Technical College Systems (KCTCS) values and strategic goals.
Dr. Augusta A. Julian, president of BCTC, presented three employees the KCTCS Award of Excellence for their service and dedication to the college. Nominees needed a minimum of five years of service at BCTC, and represented one faculty member, one administrative staff employee and one support staff employee.
The KCTCS Award of Excellence for Faculty was given to Deborah Sullivan-Davis, associate professor and interim biotechnology coordinator. She was recognized for her commitment and rapport with students in science education; helping students with getting internships; finding grant money to help fund biotechnology programs at BCTC; and promoting BCTC as a national hub for workshops promoting biotech education to high school teachers and community college faculty for the past five years.
Tania Crawford Gross, associate vice president for retention & student success and Title III project director, was presented with the KCTCS Award of Excellence for Administrative Staff. She is noted for her patience and strong leadership skills, with the ability to see the value of creative solutions and original ideas; her continuing guidance of a new Title III grant by working extensively to understand all the details and requirements; and her guidance of the new First Year Center during its startup. She also continues to work with students with an advising caseload and considers her involvement with students a way of understanding their evolving needs, strengths and weaknesses.
The KCTCS Award of Excellence for Support Staff was given to Georgia Kay Glass, facilities team leader in the maintenance & operations department. She was nominated for her outstanding leadership skills, commitment to BCTC's students, faculty and staff and accomplishments supporting KCTCS values and strategic goals. She is noted for her experience and proficiency in all areas of operation, her honesty and her willingness to help when her supervisor is short-handed. She is also known for her positive attitude and indirectly contributes to student success and lifelong learning by ensuring campus cleanliness and a welcoming and positive learning environment.
College level winners receive a plaque and $500 to use toward a professional development opportunity of their choice.
Join us in congratulating all the award winners and their achievements!
Photo caption: BCTC's Dr. Augusta A. Julian presents certificates to the 2016 KCTCS Award of Excellence recipients: Deborah Sullivan-Davis, winner of the KCTCS Award of Excellence for Faculty; Tania Crawford Gross, winner of the KCTCS Award of Excellence for Administrative Staff; and Georgia Kay Glass, winner of the KCTCS Award of Excellence for Support Staff.