Photo by Jack Snyder. Haywood Community College recently recognized six full-time and one part-time instructor for Excellence in Teaching awards. Pictured is HCC instructor of Medical Office Administration Donna White. She was recognized as Master Teacher.

Haywood Community College recently recognized six full-time and one part-time instructor for Excellence in Teaching awards. Those recognized for full-time instruction include: Amy Putansu – Business & Industry, Susan Roberts – Career & College Readiness, Jennings Sizemore – Business & Industry, Stephanie Wampler – Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources, Dr. Wally Woods–Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources and Chris Wyatt – Health & Human Services. Recognized for part-time instruction was Dawn Cusick – Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources.

HCC instructor of Medical Office Administration Donna White 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.

Selections begin with nominations from students and end with a professional portfolio review by a panel of the instructor’s peers. Recipients must demonstrate the following: 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.