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Message from Dr. Rose H. Johnson

The start of a new academic year also means new faces and new responsibilities at Haywood Community College. Several employees have changed from part-time to full-time status while a few have changed their roles for the school.

John Matchulat is a new full-time instructor at HCC. He teaches Criminal Justice Huskins students. In the past, John worked as an international Police trainer to the Lebanese Police Force in Lebanon through the Department of State. He retired after 25 years of service as a State Trooper for the Michigan State Police and worked for four years as a police officer for Detroit, Michigan.

He is also no stranger to the classroom, having taught at both AB Technical Community College and Southwestern Community College. John lives in Asheville.    

New full-time Spanish instructor Chris Bond has worked part-time at the college for the last three semesters. He has taught at both two year and four year schools for more than eight years, five of which has been in North Carolina. He says he enjoys teaching at a community college because it allows him to get to know students better. One of the things Chris hopes his students learn from him besides being able to speak some Spanish is to understand and appreciate other cultures.

“One of the things I like most about HCC is because the sense of community here is far more developed than other colleges I have worked at.”

Chris enjoys travelling, gardening, painting, and pottery. He is in a band called Sirius.B. He also enjoys unicycling. He and his wife are expecting a baby in early September.

Cosmetic Arts instructors Denise Finger and Sandra Laney both became full-time. Tina Brown, Switchboard/Events Coordinator became full-time and added the responsibility of Small Business Department Assistant to her job description. Kathy Brooks will now work only with Business and Entrepreneurship and Academic Development. Pam Davis left her post as Haywood Early College History and Civics instructor to become a Developmental Reading/English Instructor.

Buddy Tignor became the Interim Chief Academic Officer and John Sherman stepped into his role as Interim Natural Resources Department Chair. Patricia Smith is now the Interim Coordinator of Adult Education. She was a Business Administration instructor.

HCC welcomes each of these employees whether they are brand new to the college or just changing their responsibilities.  Next time you see one of these “new” employees, make them feel at home.

Ndrjohnson


In this Newsletter

From the President

  1. Message from Dr. Rose H. Johnson

    The start of a new academic year also means new faces and new responsibilities at Haywood Community College. More

Board of Trustees

  1. Board of Trustees Meeting-August 2011

    Pictured is Teresa Starrs (left) swearing in new board member Patsy Dowling.

    The Haywood Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday, August 17, 2011 with Chair Peggy Melville Presiding. More

  2. Student Government Association Report August 2011

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Awards

  1. Faculty and Staff Compliments

    Often HCC faculty and staff receive compliments about the service provided. Following are recent compliments received. More

News & Alumni Stories

  1. College Night Slated for September 19

    Area high school students and residents will have a chance to talk with college representatives from over 55 southeastern universities, colleges, and trade schools at the 2011 College Night on Monday, September 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m More

  2. 2011 HCC Graduate Daniel Jones Wins Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Championship

    Daniel Jones, 2011 Haywood Community College Forest Management and Fish and Wildlife Management Technology graduate recently won the Stihl Timbersports Series Collegiate Championship in Salem, Oregon.

    Daniel Jones, 2011 Haywood Community College Forest Management and Fish and Wildlife Management Technology graduate recently won the Stihl Timbersports Series Collegiate Championship in Salem, Oregon. More

  3. HCC to Participate in John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet at Forest Festival Day (09/07/11)

    The Haywood Community College Woodsmen’s Team will compete in the 2011 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest Festival Day held at the Cradle of Forestry on Saturday, October 1. More

  4. Volunteers Needed for 2011 Big Sweep Along Richland Creek

    Set for Saturday, September 17th in Haywood County, the 2011 North Carolina Big Sweep is a one day event held to clean up litter along North Carolina’s waterways. More

  5. HCC Student Dustin Cornelison Wins Sequoyah Fund Community College Business Plan Competition

    Dustin Cornelison at work in his blacksmith shop.

    Dustin Cornelison turned his belief in living a sustainable and frugal lifestyle into an award winning business plan. While still a student at HCC, his business plan was chosen as the 2011 winner of the Sequoyah Fund Community College Business Plan Compet More

  6. HomeTrust Bank and the HCC Foundation Sponsor Four Students to Serve as Ambassadors

    HomeTrust Bank and the HCC Foundation are sponsoring Haywood Community College’s Student Ambassador program for the 2010-2011 academic year. Pictured left to right are the 2010-2011 ambassadors Jackie Cole, Amy Smathers, Susan Beck, and Stacy Bentley.

    Haywood Community College has selected four students to represent the college as Student Ambassadors for the 2011-2012 academic year. As student ambassadors, Susan Beck, Stacy Bentley, Jackie Cole, and Amy Smathers will act as liaisons between HCC and the More

  7. HCC Introduces Two New Online Courses: Introduction to QuickBooks 2011 and Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2011

    Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Department will offer two new online courses: Introduction to QuickBooks 2011 and Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2011. New sessions of each course run every month. More

  8. Harrah’s Career Fair at HCC to be Held Monthly

    With 200 jobs to fill in the next six to nine months, Harrah’s Employment Professionals will be visiting West Waynesville Campus one Wednesday every month to consider job candidates in panel interviews. More

  9. HCC to Offer Night Basic Law Enforcement Training Class

    Haywood Community College will offer a Night Basic Law Enforcement Training Class beginning September 12, 2011. More

  10. HCC to Participate in American Craft Week October 7-16

    Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Department will participate in the American Craft Week October 7 through 16 with a lecture on Thursday, October 13 by Anna Fariello, Director of the Craft Revival Project. The lecture will be held from 4 unt More

  11. HCC Students Help Fight Parasite in Africa

    Pictured left to right are Haywood Community College  Entrepreneurship Students Alex McKay, Jeff Sharpe, Christy Brunson, Keat Cahoon, Hayley Leis, and Kara Evans presenting a check to Hugh Wright, Sole Hope representative, (center with check) for $189. This donation is enough to buy 37 pairs of shoes from Sole Hope widows to give to children in Africa that will protect them from a deadly parasite. Sole Hope creates jobs and seeks to eliminate the parasite issue by teaching African widows to make shoes.

    Haywood Community College has always made service learning an integral part of the education process. Entrepreneurship students volunteered to integrate service learning into their Entrepreneurship Issues class last semester. More

  12. Haywood Community College Announces 1st Annual Photography Competition

    The HCC family is challenging you to take your best shot at photography and submit your best photo(s) in the first ever HCC Photo Contest this fall. More

  13. HCC Therapeutic Massage Instructor to Hold Workshop on Natural Approaches to Pain Management

    HCC Therapeutic Massage Instructor Susie Hale will hold a free workshop on Natural Approaches to Pain Management on Saturday, September 17 at the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County public Library More

  14. HCC Criminal Justice Club Donates to Social Services Foster Children’s Program

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Foundation & Grants

  1. Cox Family Establishes Scholarship at Haywood Community College

    The Gerald P. and Meilia S. Cox Family Foundation Scholarship was recently established at Haywood Community College for full-time nursing students. Pictured left to right are Dr. Buddy Tignor, HCC Interim Chief Academic Officer; Meilia Cox; Gerald Cox; and Wendy Hines, HCC Nursing Department Chair and Director of the Region A Nursing Consortium.

    The Gerald P. and Meilia S. Cox Family Foundation Scholarship was recently established at Haywood Community College for full-time nursing students. More

Upcoming Events & Calendar

  1. Calendar of Events

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