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BCTC Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff

Lexington, Ky (June 4, 2007) Mike Binzer and Ray Mizell Photo of Mike Binzer Recieving His Awardof Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) were honored recently during the Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges New Horizons Awards Banquet for outstanding faculty and staff at the Lexington Convention Center.

Mike Binzer was selected as BCTC's outstanding faculty member while Ray Mizell was honored as the colleges outstanding staff member. Photo of Ray Mizell Recieving His Award

Each of the 16 KCTCS colleges selected an outstanding staff member and outstanding faculty member for 2007. One staff member from the KCTCS System Office in Versailles also was honored. The awardees were honored during ceremonies held Tuesday, May 15.

In addition, one KCTCS staff member and one KCTCS faculty member were selected for statewide honors. Cris Crowley, Director of the Adult Education, Family Literacy amp; Corrections Programs at Madisonville Community College, received the 2007 System Award of Excellence for KCTCS staff, while Michael Boyd, an assistant professor at Owensboro Community and Technical College, received the System Award of Excellence for faculty members.

Crowley and Boyd were chosen for the statewide honors by a committee of their peers; each received $1,000 to be used for the professional development experience of their choice. Nominees were chosen from each college based on their demonstration of leadership, community involvement, student outreach, professional development, and support for their college.

The selection process is never an easy task, and this year was no exception, said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. The Presidents Leadership Seminar spent many hours reviewing the portfolios that were submitted by the college nominees. Cris and Michael were recognized not only for their contributions to their individual colleges, but to the entire System.

Crowley was recognized for her leadership in transforming the adult education program at MCC into a national model. Boyd received the 2007 USA Today Entrepreneurship Faculty of the Year Award for his creation of the Team Leadership Certificate (TLC), an innovative, eight-course program for OCTC's Business Administration Program.