GEORGETOWN, KY – Top-notch Georgetown College Faculty and Staff annually receive service excellence awards presented at a campus-wide ceremony in John L. Hill Chapel as the academic year comes to a close. President Bill Crouch, Provost Rosemary Allen, Gretchen Lohman, Dean for Academic Enhancement, Adela Borrallo-Solis, Associate Professor, MCLC, and Human Resources Director Tracie Shapiro, on April 30 recognized employees nominated by their peers for outstanding effort throughout the year.
Categories include Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Outstanding Contribution to Student Life and Learning, the Rollie Graves Technology Award, and Top Tigers. Years of Service Pins are also presented.
Outstanding Faculty Advisory award recipients this year were Susan Bell, Professor of Psychology, and Eric Carter, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology. Recipients of the Outstanding Contribution to Student Life and Learning award were Sarah Cribbs, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Faith Cracraft, Assistant Dean/Director for Academic Enhancement.
The Rollie Graves Technology Excellence Award, established in 1993, which comes with a cash prize, is sponsored by Douglas Graves (son) and Diane Graves Smith (daughter). Its purpose is to recognize innovative and effective uses of technology by faculty and staff to enhance learning and improve job performance. The Graves Award this year went to Christel Broady, Associate Professor of Graduate Education, and Jeremiah Tudor, Assistant Director of Admissions.
The Top Tigers program recognizes and rewards non-faculty employees in three distinct groups: Tiger Leaders, managers who directly supervise other employees; Caring Tigers, personnel in maintenance, grounds, and building service; and Tiger Supporters, who are chosen from among all other staff members.
This year’s Tiger Leader award winner was Grover Hibberd, Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services (ITS), who is retiring after 20 years. Grover was described as an excellent leader and communicator, especially to persons who are not “technical,” and as one who believes in customer service and in doing whatever he can to help employees meet their goals.
The Caring Tiger award went to Building Services Technician Tammy Moore, while the Tiger Supporter award was given to Bill Goins, Systems Programmer and CARS (data management) Coordinator in ITS.
Year of Service Pins were given to 17 individuals recognized for five years of service while six were honored for 10 years of service, seven for 15 years, three for 20 years, and one employee, electrician Donald Power, for 25 years as a Georgetown College employee.