JCJC faculty and students honored by Faculty and Staff Association
Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2012-09-04 09:47:07
ELLISVILLE– Three Jones County Junior College faculty were recently honored for their work with the Faculty and Staff Association. Selection was based on the nominee’s outstanding abilities in the FSA, classroom, community, and other professional accomplishments.
Kelly Atwood, the Faculty and Staff Association treasurer, journalism instructor and member of the marketing department received the Officer of the Year Award. The Member of the Year Award went to automotive instructor, Barry Bradshaw. Pharmacy Technology instructor, Marsha Sanders received the Professional Development Award. As a reward, Atwood and Bradshaw each received a plaque and $200. Sanders received a $250 stipend to help offset the cost of earning a new degree.
“I have a degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and have been a registered pharmacist for over 30 years, as well as the lead instructor for the Pharmacy Technology Program at JCJC since 1998. However, I do not have an educational background,” said Sanders. “I began a graduate program at William Carey and am on track to earn a Masters of Education degree next spring. I applied for this award so that I could use these funds to help offset the cost of this degree.”In regards to the awards, JCJC Faculty and Staff Association President, Dr. Matthew Burnham added, “The purpose of these awards is to give back to the faculty and their children for what they have already given. We as officers are their voice to the administration, the community, and to the Mississippi Faculty Association.”
Two JCJC students, John Prine of Hattiesburg and Jay Musgrove of Moselle received $250 scholarships from the Association.