HCC Honors Faculty and Staff Members
Two Henderson Community College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their outstanding service to the college.
Randa Hawa received the Julian E. Duffy Community College Education Award, which recognizes the contributions a member of the faculty or administration makes to Henderson Community College. Hawa is a professor and also the program coordinator of both the Medical Assisting and Clinical Laboratory Technician programs.
She is truly one of HCC s most valuable assets, said Dr. Kristin Williams, HCC President. Her tenacity and focus have rendered consummate and effective programs that fully prepare her students for demanding and crucial fields.
Hawa has exhibited a deep dedication to the advising of her students and a relentless
passion for continuous improvement. Under Hawa s leadership, the medical assisting
and clinical laboratory technician programs have doubled in size the past two years.
The success of her efforts supports the success of HCC by furthering the college s
visions of incorporating technological innovation in the teaching and learning process,
providing program access and offering innovative programs that meet the needs of our
students and community.
Hawa has also supported success across the Kentucky Community and Technical College System through her work as chair of the KCTCS CLT curriculum committee and co-chair of the KCTCS Medical Assisting curriculum committee.
Pam Buchanan was also honored with the Dorothy P. Norment Classified Staff Award, which is given to an employee who consistently demonstrates an outstanding effort and best exemplifies the qualities of commitment, caring and dedication to HCC students, faculty, staff and the Henderson community. The award is named after Mrs. Dorothy P. Norment, a member of the library staff who worked at HCC from 1969 to 1981.
Buchanan has worked for HCC s Adult Learning Center for 12 years and is a valuable member of the Adult Basic Education team, which provides instruction and testing for the GED test and helps students transition into college. Always one to volunteer her time and services to various projects, this year she has stepped up to fill a critical role for incoming college students. Twice in the last year, she has stepped in during a critical time to coordinate and complete placement testing for all incoming students.
This extra work, done without complaint, was absolutely vital in order for all new students to complete the admissions process and register for classes, said Dr. Williams. It is safe to say that without this lady many students attending class today might not be at Henderson Community College.
In her spare time Buchanan is treasurer for the Henderson Fine Arts Guild and is also
a member of several state and national organizations, including the Kentucky Association
for Adult and Continuing Education, the Commission on Adult Basic Education, the National
College Testing Association and the Kentucky College Testing Association. She is also
a charter member of HCC s own very successful Relay for Life team, School of Rock.
She will graduate with her bachelor s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an
emphasis in Education this month.