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WCC Presents 2019 Distinguished Chair Awards

August 21, 2019

Two Wayne Community College faculty members have been honored with the college’s 16th set of “Distinguished Chair” awards.

Nursing Department Chair Billy Tart and Medical and Office Administration Department Chair LaRose Brock received monetary awards to use for travel and keepsakes for their offices.

President Thomas A. Walker Jr. and Foundation of WCC Executive Director Adrienne Northington recognize LaRose Brock and Billy Tart, the college’s 16th set of Distinguished Chair recipients.

The Distinguished Chair awards recognize outstanding full-time curriculum faculty members who have distinguished themselves at the college and in the community. The awards are made possible by an annual gift to the Foundation of Wayne Community College by an anonymous donor.

“It is our pleasure to shine a light on the outstanding work being done at Wayne Community College,” said Foundation Executive Director Adrienne Northington.

Tart became a full-time nursing faculty member eight years ago. In addition to his academic work, he serves as a student club advisor, recruits for the college and his programs, and “collaborates with multiple community partners to ensure students’ receive the best possible opportunities for learning.” said College President Thomas A. Walker Jr.

Walker noted that Tart is “quick to say that he has an exceptional team that works very well together. On more than one occasion, he has stated that he loves his job, his team, and the students, and can’t imagine doing anything else.”

“It is evidenced in everything [Tart] does,” he said. “He exemplifies the characteristics of this award.”

Walker commended Brock for being “an exceptional instructor who knows how to motivate her students to strive for excellence both in and out of the classroom.”

“Her supportive, caring nature, along with the countless hours she provides teaching and helping her students achieve excellence, lets them know that she cares deeply about their success,” he said.

Brock’s “strong commitment to the teaching profession and the significant contributions that she has made to her students, to Wayne Community College, and to our community over the past 25 plus years make her a very deserving recipient of this award.”

Past recipients were 2004 – Peggy Womble and Beth Hooks, 2005 – Cindy Archie and Gene Smith, 2006 – Faye Best and Rosalyn Lomax, 2007 – Kathryn Spicer and Rachel Hall, 2008 – Margaret Baddour and Charlotte Brow, 2009 – Craig Foucht and Phyllis Patterson, 2010 – Todd King and Anna Anaya-Vega, 2011 – Joanne McClave and Angela Wall, 2012 – Tammy Bishop and Fe Finch, 2013 – David Byrd and Janeil Marak, 2014 – Maureen Loomer and Chad Pate, 2015 – Katina Davis and Glenn Royster, 2016 – Paul Compton and Duane Everhart, 2017 – Angie Waller and Daniel Rollins, 2018 – Dr. Ernie White and Jennifer Johnson.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to promote and to broaden the base of community support for educational opportunities at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro. The Foundation provides scholarships for WCC students, funds for educational supplies and events that cannot be paid for with state money, and public cultural events at the college.

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 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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