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2012 New Horizons Award Winners

Each year three winners are selected from the HCC faculty and staff to recognize those who have done transformational work at the institution. Nominees were accepted from our students and from employees on campus. Each winner goes on to present a portfolio at the System level and a KCTCS-wide award winner will be selected in each category. Our local HCC winners receive an award and also funding to support attendance at the 2012 NISOD conference in Austin, TX.

Our New Horizons Staff Award was won by an individual who plays an unsung but highly valued role in documenting the college s strategic plan, Ms. Selena Miller. As her nomination form states: This employee works with a steady, pleasant and humble spirit, never drawing attention to herself or demanding recognition. She excels with both attention to detail and kindness while doing what it takes to make not only her supervisor but the college look good.

Our New Horizons Administrative Staff Award was won by a person who has not been long at the college but has certainly taken an active role in a number of areas, Mr. Scott Taylor. He has taken a strong role in marketing our G.P.S. initiative and reinstated a venerable tradition, The Hill. He has used innovative techniques to help his students learn and apply math skills in real ways.

There were many, many faculty who received nominations for the New Horizons Faculty Award and many of these nominations came from students. Our New Horizons Faculty Award was won by Ms. Dianne Siewert. Dianne incorporates various strategies such as YouTube videos, Turning point clickers, even songs into her teaching. She incorporates career readiness skills into her general curriculum. Her most transformative approach is the way she supports and incorporates service learning into her program area. One example is her support of a group of nursing students in a summer alternate clinical experience with the Henderson County Diabetes Kids Camp. This fosters hands-on learning for the students while also helping them better understand this disease.

Congratulations to all of our award winners!