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Awards, Grants and Other Recognitions

As part of College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Strategic Plan, the “Distinction” team focuses on helping to achieve a culture of excellence through empowerment of human resources and exemplary stewardship.

“Each division, department and the college will seek recognition or distinction at a state or national level through participation, competition or presentation.”

Distinction Archives

Distinctions

Year Employee Level Organization Recognition/Presentation/Publication
2021 Dr. Jill Lettieri State North Carolina Community College system Conference

“Making or Faking: News Literacy as a Means to Engage Students and Develop Critical Thinkers”
“TikTok, Flipgrid, YouTube, Instagram: Entertaining Students to Help Them Learn”
2021 Dr. Jill Lettieri State Eastern Communication Association Conference “Asynchronous Public Speaking: Can Anyone Hear Me?”
2021 Michelle Ford National Two-Year College English Association – Southeast (TYCA-SE) “Multiple Methods to Engage Students in Web Conferencing Platform”
2021 Laura Morrison National Two-Year College English Association – Southeast (TYCA-SE) “Multiple Methods to Engage Students in Web Conferencing Platform”
“Building Relationships in Online/Video Conference Courses”
2021 Laura Morrison State Eastern Communication Association Conference “Resilient Pedagogy: Community Builders, Social Support and Narratives”
“Asynchronous Public Speaking: Can Anyone Hear Me?”
2021 Laura Morrison State North Carolina Community College System Conference “Cooking Up Success in the Data Kitchen”
2021 Lucretia White State North Carolina Community College System Conference “Cooking Up Success in the Data Kitchen”
2021 Olivia Buzzacco State North Carolina Community College System Conference “TikTok, Flipgrid, YouTube, Instagram: Entertaining Students to Help Them Learn”
2021 Sandra Krueger National Brian Miller “Year of the Pivot” Podcast “Making Puppets out of a Pandemic”
2021 Dr. Joshua Howell National Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech “Mindfulness and the Role of Contemplative Pedagogy”
2020 Ryan J. Roberts National Computational Social Science Society of the Americas “Islamic Extremism and the Crystallization of Norms: An ABM of Prison Radicalization”
2020 Caleb Davis National Computability “Combinatorial Principles Equivalent to Weak Induction”
2020 James Byrd National International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology “Investigating the Circumregion”
2020 Lucretia White National National Organization for Student Success (NOSS) Recognized with members of the NC Organization for Student Success in the NOSS monthly newsletter (April 2020)
2020 Dr. Joshua Howell District Old Dominion University Scholarship Award Recipient; Doctorate; Dissertation: “Transformational Leadership Qualities Among Students Within Doctoral Higher Education Leadership Programs”
2020 Ryan Roberts District Old Dominion University Distinguished Research Paper in International Studies
2020 Nora Hartlaub National College Art Association of America Annual Conference “Rural Revolution and the OBX Art Truck”
2019 – 2020 Sharon Brown State Clinical Outcome Assessments for Acute Pain Therapeutics in Infants and Young Children Advisory Committee
2018 – 2020 Sharon Brown State Governor’s Appointed NC Council on Sickle Cell Disease and Related Blood Disorders Board Member
2020 Dr. Felix Buabeng National U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) Farmer-to-Farmer Program Volunteer
Year Employee Level Organization Recognition
2020 Dr. Dean Roughton National The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education “Dual Enrollment”
2020 – 2022 Dr. Susan Peck State North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning Eastern Region Vice President
2020 Eushekia Hewitt State North Carolina State University Transfer Advisory Board Board Member
Year Employee Award
2021 Amy Alcocer Professional Staff Person of the Year
2021 Steve Swanson Institutional Staff Person of the Year
2021 Rena Jackson Para-Professional Staff Person of the Year
2020 Randolph Harris Professional Staff Person of the Year
2020 Johnny McPherson Institutional Staff Person of the Year
2020 Margie Holley Para-Professional Staff Person of the Year
2020 Leslie Lippincott Teacher of the Year
2020 Bradley Boswell Excellence in Teaching Award
2020 Olivia Buzzacco Excellence in Teaching Award

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