CCTC faculty, staff and students honored at annual SCTEA Conference

Members of the Central Carolina faculty, staff, and student body were recently honored at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) 2014 Conference, which was held February 20 - February 22. The purpose of the Educator of the year Awards is to provide annual recognition for outstanding service and achievement in the categories of faculty/teaching, staff, and administrator/manager in the South Carolina Technical College System. 

Those from CCTC honored this year were: Barbara Wright, Director of Admissions and Records, who received the Administrator/Manager Educator of the Year award; Jenny Szupka, Distance Education Program Coordinator, who received the Staff Educator of the Year award; and Pam Dinkins, Academic Program Manager for Early Care and Education, who received the Teaching Educator of the Year award.

Additionally, the student club, UMAMI, won third place in the statewide Student Involvement Project category for their Thanksgiving food drive. The goals of the Umami Club are to provide students with the professional skills and etiquette associated with the food and hospitality industry, to teach students how to budget personal money to include nutritionally sound groceries, and to enhance student and community life in Sumter through volunteering, education, and fundraising.


Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Tim Hardee, President; Barbara Wright, Jenny Szupka, and Pam Dinkins.


Representatives of the UMAMI Club are pictured with Dr. Tim Hardee, President, They are (left to right): Keanu James, Club Treasurer and Acting Vice President; Tristen Dave, Club President; Joshua Johnson, Club Member; and April Wilson, UMAMI Advisor and TRiO Administrative Specialist.

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Date/Time Published:10/9/2014 2:08