Blue Ridge Community College Announces 2019 Employee Awards
BRCC News | Published December 11, 2018
At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students’ lives—as teachers, advisors, and mentors. Our faculty and staff assist students in finding purpose and direction in the educational process, setting them on a path to meet their career and life goals.
Each year Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation honors several outstanding employees for their service to the community, the College, and its students. The 2019 award recipients were announced last week by members of Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. and Mrs. William D. Killian Outstanding Teacher Award
Chair of Service Careers Philip Hosmer received the Dr. and Mrs. William D. Killian Outstanding Teacher Award for his hard work to help students achieve their academic and career goals. He works with area high school counselors to ensure that students are college ready and is continually thinking of how best to meet the needs of students at Blue Ridge Community College. Phillip was chosen by his peer instructors and is known across campus for his boundless energy and technical knowledge.
Pictured left to right: BRCC Educational Foundation President Mark Isabelli and BRCC Criminal Justice Instructor Philip Hosmer
Dr. Molly A. Parkhill Staff Person of the Year Award
College Registrar Sara Schumacher received the Dr. Molly A. Parkhill Staff Person of the Year Award. Sara was recognized for always going above and beyond to serve faculty, staff, and students. Her vast knowledge and patience are appreciated across the campus. She is a team player, problem solver, and is always looking for ways to help support our students in any way that she can.
Pictured left to right: BRCC Registrar Sara Schumacher and BRCC Educational Foundation President Mark Isabelli
Dr. Eliza B. Graue Extra Mile Award
James Gordon received the Dr. Eliza B. Graue Extra Mile Award for his dedicated investment in the lives of students at Blue Ridge Community College. James was praised for the time and effort he has invested in his students—in and out of the classroom. He helped several students in need find valuable resources on campus and in the community to help them stay in school and finish their classes. He currently serves as an adjunct Welding instructor.
Pictured left to right: BRCC Educational Foundation President Mark Isabelli and BRCC Adjunct Welding Instructor James Gordon
Dr. David W. Sink Jr. Community Service Award
Emergency Medical Science Adjunct Instructor David Lee received the Dr. David W. Sink Jr. Community Service Award. David was recognized for his passion for community service, both near and far. He has completed numerous volunteer activities throughout the years, including volunteering locally and throughout North Carolina after natural disasters such as ice storms, floods, fires, and hurricanes with county and state emergency management, fire departments, and the North Carolina Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief Medical Reserve Corps. He has also served with disaster relief teams in Honduras as well as other states throughout the United States.
Pictured left to right: BRCC Past President David W. Sink Jr, BRCC Educational Foundation President Mark Isabelli, and BRCC Adjunct Emergency Medical Science Adjunct Instructor David Lee.
Library Director Ali Norvell received the Wellness Award. She competed against other employees using a point-based system designed by the College Wellness Committee to encourage long-term healthy lifestyles through friendly competition. Ali participated in numerous wellness events and challenges throughout the year.
Pictured left to right: BRCC Educational Foundation President Mark Isabelli and BRCC Library Director Ali Norvell.
Each recipient was honored with a framed award and a monetary gift from Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation.