Wayne Community College’s unit of the Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) honored its administrator and professional of the year at its annual Administrators Luncheon.
Dr. Kay Albertson was presented the Administrator of the Year award.
In announcing the award, Unit Awards Chair Wendy Potter called Dr. Albertson “a dynamic hands-on administrator who is strongly committed to the mission of Wayne Community College.”
The group noted that Albertson promotes the professional development and leadership skills of employees and supports and participates in AEOP activities. In addition to leading the college, she serves in leadership positions with the N.C. Community College System and many committees and boards in the community.
Albertson has been the college’s president since 2007. She has served in various administrative capacities with WCC since being hired as a division head in 2000. She had previously worked as an instructor at the college in the early 1980s.
Theresa White-Wallace was named the Educational Office Professional of the Year.
White-Wallace is the administrative assistant for WCC’s Arts and Sciences Division and has been employed at the school for 15 years. She has served as treasurer, president, and committee chair for the college’s AEOP unit, and has been elected its president for the next year.
White-Wallace is “professional in her duties, caring in her support of her department, and instrumental in the coordination of college-wide initiatives that support both staff and students,” said Awards Committee Member Pat Sasser. “She doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘no,’ no matter how much work is pending.”
The AEOP is a professional organization of educational office personnel and administrators. It provides its members educational opportunities, a professional standards certificate program, scholarships for member and students, a legislative platform, and awards at levels from the individual unit to the state organization.
Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 14,500 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.