Brian Kevin Jordan is the Wayne Community College George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award winner for 2017. He is an automotive instructor at the college.
The Mount Olive resident has been teaching at WCC for the past 10 years, starting shortly after he graduated from the college with an Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Systems.
The recognition, provided for the 32nd year by the Foundation of Wayne Community College, is presented to an instructor who exemplifies the highest standards of instruction.
In his nomination, it was said that “there is perhaps nobody better that understands as a teacher that we have the ability to change people’s lives.” His students also use adjectives like “amazing,” “outstanding,” “excellent,” and “passionate” to describe him.Graduates Andres Garcia, Oscar Ocampo Trejo, Angel Pineda, and Samuel Soto crowd around Kevin Jordan, their Automotive Instructor, to congratulate him on winning the 2017 George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award.
In addition to teaching, Jordan is the MOPAR® Career Automotive Program local coordinator. He also serves on several college committees and has represented WCC on North Carolina Community College System committees.
Beyond the classroom, Jordan is involved in his industry. He is a Mo Par Career Automotive Program Local Coordinator and one of 12 nationally certified train-the-trainers for the National Coalition of Certification Centers. He has served as the treasurer of the North Carolina Automotive and Diesel Instructor Association and is the liaison between the college, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and dealers in the eastern part of the state.
Established by an anonymous donor, the award honors George Wilson who was a member of the college’s board of trustees of Wayne Community College and a highly respected civic leader in Wayne County and North Carolina. It includes a framed certificate and monetary award.
A committee of community leaders reviews nominations made by faculty and staff members and selects the winner. That person become the college’s nominee for the 2018 North Carolina Community College System Excellence in Teaching Award.
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs.