Eyes on You Award - Fall 2012

Fall 2012 Winners

Calvin Walton was nominated by Corlis Hayes, who described him as generous, hard-working, and a true leader. Calvin is viewed as someone who encourages cooperation and instills confidence in those with whom he works.  He has done a wonderful job enhancing the Developmental Disabilities Program, and his talents extend beyond the classroom.  Calvin contributes not only to the arts community at CPCC, but also to the larger Charlotte theater community.  He accomplishes all this while pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Education. He is a remarkable individual.

Christopher Lloyd was nominated by Linda Tidwell.  Using glowing terms, Linda described Chris’s hard work and determination.  The nominator especially complimented his efforts in developing the CPCC policy that benefits deployed veterans.  His work in implementing a peer supervision program for the Counseling Department has been recognized and is much appreciated by those who benefit.  Chris is seen as innovative, collaborative, and compassionate - a combination that is hard to find.

Erin Turner was nominated by Daniela Weinert, who applauded Erin’s work in planning an orientation course that specifically addresses the needs of foreign students who are at the College to learn English. Erin’s sensitivity to the needs of CPCC students is remarkable, and she is also much admired for her willingness to share ideas and collaborate across departments. These traits and skills have not gone unnoticed.  Erin, you are seen as a self-starter and your colleagues appreciate all you do for our students, the department, and for the College.

Linda Eddy was nominated by Chris Paynter, who described her exemplary efforts in setting up classrooms, labs, and managing the Student Technology Centers. Chris praised Linda’s ability to successfully complete complex tasks, collaborate with colleagues from various departments, and deploy staff to the best advantage. Linda’s regular planning meetings help everyone feel they have input and know what to expect. Chris and his staff rely on Linda and her team to keep all the computer labs current and in good repair to support student learning.

Patty Hill-Miller was nominated by Brenda Bilal, who praised her enthusiasm and positive energy.  Patty was described as someone who is always discovering and implementing new ways of teaching and learning. She willingly shares any new ideas or materials with her colleagues so that the entire program improves.  Patty also knows how to push others forward while staying in the background to provide the vision and leadership that is needed for them to succeed. As a lifelong learner, Patty recently received her doctoral degree.

 

 


 

Nominees

Calvin Walton was nominated by Corlis Hayes, who described him as generous, hard-working, and a true leader. Calvin is viewed as someone who encourages cooperation and instills confidence in those with whom he works. He has done a wonderful job enhancing the Developmental Disabilities Program, and his talents extend beyond the classroom. Calvin contributes not only to the arts community at CPCC, but also to the larger Charlotte theater community. He accomplishes all this while pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Education. He is truly a remarkable individual.

Julie Obst was nominated by Lane Grann-Stahl. Lane shared with the committee how Julie’s positive attitude and “can-do” spirit have enhanced the distance education environment. Her creativity adds a dimension to online courses that move them beyond static documents. She understands the Core4 and how these competencies can be infused throughout the curriculum to help students reach intended outcomes. The eLearning staff enjoy working with Julie and appreciate all she does to improve learning for our students and our faculty.

Rob Melka was nominated by Connie Laliberte. Connie praised Rob’s responsiveness and his expertise in all things related to technology. Rob’s patience makes it easier for people to ask him for help and to learn from the experience. His sense of humor makes him very approachable and is appreciated by those whom he serves.

Pat Hendrickson was nominated by Elizabeth Forgione-Barkas. Elizabeth praised Pat’s willingness to listen, solve problems, and assist her colleagues whenever asked. Pat practices what she preaches and those with whom she works notice and appreciate her professional integrity. Pat has a collaborative nature and always looks for the “win-win.” Because of her approachability, people feel that they can come to her with questions and concerns without fear of judgment. Pat recently earned her doctorate and is a wonderful addition to the Professional Development team at CPCC.

Christopher Lloyd was nominated by one of his colleagues who wishes to remain anonymous. Using glowing terms, she described Chris’s hard work and determination. The nominator especially complimented his efforts in developing the CPCC policy that benefits deployed veterans. His work in implementing a peer supervision program for the Counseling Department has been recognized and is much appreciated by those who benefit. Chris is seen as innovative, collaborative, and compassionate—a combination that is hard to find.

Erin Turner was nominated by Daniela Weinert, who applauded Erin’s work in planning an orientation course that specifically addresses the needs of foreign students who are at the College to learn English. Erin’s sensitivity to the needs of CPCC students is remarkable, and she is also much admired for her willingness to share ideas and collaborate across departments. These traits and skills have not gone unnoticed. Erin is seen as a self-starter, and her colleagues appreciate all she does for our students, the department, and for the College.

Linda Eddy was nominated by Chris Paynter, who described her exemplary efforts in setting up classrooms, labs, and managing the Student Technology Centers. Chris praised Linda’s ability to successfully complete complex tasks, collaborate with colleagues from various departments, and deploy staff to the best advantage. Linda’s regular planning meetings help everyone feel they have input and know what to expect. Chris and his staff rely on Linda and her team to keep all the computer labs current and in good repair to support student learning.

Patty Hill-Miller was nominated by Brenda Bilal who praised her enthusiasm and positive energy.  Patty was described as someone who is always discovering and implementing new ways of teaching and learning. She willingly shares any new ideas or materials with her colleagues so that the entire program improves.  Patty also knows how to push others forward while staying in the background to provide the vision and leadership that is needed for them to succeed. As a lifelong learner, Patty recently received her doctoral degree.

Caty Lorza was nominated by Danielle Jones because of her demonstrated patience, team-spirit, willingness to support new ideas, and consideration of others. Caty can always be counted on to assist anyone when needed, whether it is a student or College employee. The work she does helps others be more successful. Her generous spirit makes the whole division run more smoothly, and when things run smoothly, learning happens.

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