Haywood Community College


Contacts: Debra M. Davis, Diana S. Conard

185 Freedlander Drive

Clyde, NC 28721

828-627-4521 Fax: 828-627-1218

Date: 5-22-07

For immediate release.


Haywood Community College recently held an Honor’s Day Ceremony to celebrate our outstanding students and recognize their accomplishments. The program was held in the HCC auditorium. Honor’s Day gives instructional and student services divisions a wonderful opportunity to recognize student excellence.

Students who were recognized at the ceremony were: Patrick Ferren and Kathleen Hart, Student Services Award; Ron Lance, Outstanding Alumni Award; Peggy Barrett, Michelle McElroy, and Ted John Privette, Jr., Accounting; Elizabeth Thurman, Business Administration and Accounting; Stephanie Burg and Ashley Sass, Business Administration/E-Commerce; Lora Havens and Charlette Sepaugh, Early Childhood; June Noland, Lois Queen Leadership Award; Jeffrey Price, Engineering; Kendell Bennett, English/Communications; Tighe Wachacha and Matthew Yates, Film and Video; Joshua Reams, Fish and Wildlife Management; Matthew Smith, Forest Management; Ryan Manning, Geospatial; Dawn Pomeraning, Horticulture; Timothy Rogers, Industrial Systems; Tim Clark and Justin Frese, Machining; Rachel Brown, Mathematics; Kathleen Hart and Phyllis Inman, Medical Assisting; Jennifer Burrows, Office Systems; John Shafer, Professional Crafts; Sharon Gordon, 2007 Surface Design Award; Christina Crump, Rothermal Nursing Award; and Andrew Tait, Science.

HCC also recognized Catharine Ellis and Margaret Studenc for Master Teacher awards. Ellis has taught at the college for over 25 years in the Professional Crafts program. She has also taught at craft schools across the country and her work has been shown and published throughout the world. Studenc has taught English at HCC since 1999. Before that, she was marketing coordinator for the continuing education department at WCU.

The Master Teacher Award is a distinguished teaching award presented to the full-time curriculum faculty member who most exemplifies excellence in teaching by demonstrating consistently excellent teaching, leadership, and service to the College and the community. The recipient is the College's nominee for the annual North Carolina Community College System/First Union Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award.