Photo by Calab Tate. Haywood Community College recently recognized five full-time instructors and one part-time instructor for Excellence in Teaching awards, as well as a Master Teacher recipient. Pictured left to right are Susan Roberts, Emily Reason, Helene Groarke, Doug Cabe, Veronica Decker, Dr. Wally Woods and Master Teacher Steve Wampler.

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 Doug Cabe – Business & Industry, Helene Groarke–Health & Human Services, Emily Reason–Business & Industry, Susan Roberts – Learning Support Services and Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources, and Dr. Wally Woods–Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources. Recognized for part-time instruction was Veronica Decker – College & Career Readiness.

HCC instructor of psychology Steve Wampler 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.