Haywood Community College recently recognized four full-time and one part-time instructor for Excellence in Teaching awards. Those recognized for full-time instruction include: Linda Caldwell – Business and Entrepreneurship, Chris Graves – Natural Resources, Greg McLamb – Arts and General Education, and Jodi Wijewickrama – Business and Entrepreneurship. The part-time recipient is Lori Johnson – Arts and General Education.

HCC Criminal Justice Program Manager and instructor Barbara Wolfe was recognized as Master Teacher. This award is a distinguished teaching award presented to the full-time curriculum faculty member who most exemplifies excellence in teaching by demonstrating excellent teaching, leadership, and service to the college and the community. Wolfe will be recognized at HCC’s graduation ceremonies.

Selections begin with nominations from students and end with a professional portfolio review by a panel of the instructor’s peers. Recipients must demonstrate: entrepreneurial practices in the classroom; cooperative learning in the classroom; leadership and involvement in college clubs, student organizations, and campus activities; involvement in professional associations, committee assignments, and college-related work assignments above the normal requirement; effective teaching through student class evaluations; and involvement in the community.