Five NACC Employees Recognized at Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony
December 11, 2015
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Five NACC Employees Recognized at Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony

By Staff Reports

RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Five Northeast Alabama Community College employees were recognized recently at the 2015 Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. The ceremony was held during the Alabama Community College Association annual meeting.

The Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Awards began 29 years ago to reward and recognize those who have exemplified outstanding performance and dedicated service to their college.

Kelly Black, Instructor of Drafting and Design Technology, was named NACC Technical Faculty Member of the Year. She said, “It was a great honor to be nominated for this award and a privilege to be able to represent NACC at the Chancellor’s awards ceremony. It’s a real pleasure to be a part of the NACC family and I sincerely appreciate all of the support and encouragement I have received from the administration, faculty, staff and students.” Black has been employed at Northeast since August of 2013.

Patricia Combs, Director of Educational Technology, was named as NACC Administrator of the Year.  “It is a great honor to be selected as Administrator of the Year for the Class of 2015 Chancellor’s Awards,” she stated.  “I am so grateful for Dr. Campbell’s leadership and to be able to work with such amazing faculty, staff, and students at Northeast. We work hard to help and support each other because that is who we are; so to have this acknowledgment is deeply inspiring.” Combs began work at Northeast in 2013.

Julia Everett, Learning Resources Director, was named NACC Academic Faculty Member of the Year.  “I feel extremely honored that Dr. Campbell nominated me for the Chancellor’s Award. I consider it a privilege to work at NACC, where I am surrounded by knowledgeable and dedicated co-workers who want to provide the best educational experiences possible for our students.” Everett has been employed at Northeast since January of 2003.

Jada Freeman, Alabama Technology Network Office Manager, who was named NACC ATN Support Staff Member of the Year, said, “I am truly honored and humbled to be named among this year’s Chancellor’s Award nominees.  I could never express how blessed I am and what a great privilege it is for me to represent ATN and Northeast.   It is a wonderful opportunity for me to work in an area that I am passionate about.”  Freeman began working at Northeast in 2006.

Nancy Griggs, Coordinator for Work Experience Programs, was named NACC Support Staff Member of the Year. “I am very honored and humbled to have been nominated by Dr. Campbell for such a prestigious award,” said Griggs.  “I love my job and it is my pleasure to serve our students and community every day.  I am truly honored and privileged to represent NACC and to work at such an outstanding college, under Dr. Campbell’s exemplary leadership.”  Griggs began work at Northeast in 2003.

“It is a privilege to nominate these very deserving staff and faculty members for the Chancellor’s Award,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President.  “It is people like them that make Northeast such an exceptional place.  Each has made outstanding contributions to the college and our community.”

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