Special to the Register
Employees of North Central Texas College were honored at the annual “Gems of NCTC” banquet March 29 at the Gainesville Civic Center.
The event included special awards for faculty and staff, as well as recognition and awarding of service pins to employees.
The Employee of the Year award was presented to Misty Clark.
The Excellence in Teaching award was presented to Dr. Kevin Eubanks.
The Dr. Gordon Yeargan Adjunct Faculty of the Year award was presented to Pamela Lane. This award recognizes part-time faculty members who have made significant contributions to student learning, participation and skill acquisition through active-learning strategies and the creation of a dynamic learning environment.
The Lifelong Learning Instructor of the Year was presented to Linda Holliday.
Two staff members were honored for completing degrees in the past year. Dr. Emily Klement received her doctorate in higher education and community college leadership from the University of North Texas. Diana Salih received her master’s in counseling from the University of North Texas.
A pair of faculty members were honored with Innovations in Teaching awards. The “Go For It” award was presented to Gabrielle Fletcher and Thom Talbott for “Vampires, Zombies and the Undead – Oh My!”
Jessica DeRoche also received recognition from the Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy.
Several NCTC employees were recognized for their years of service with the college and were presented with special service pins.
Ruby pins were presented to 5-year honorees including Don Abernathy, Eryn Boyet, Melisa Cisneros, Jason Cook, Roy Culberson, Roxanne Del Rio, Lori Dunn, Matthew Eddington, Doug Elrod, Rochelle Gregory, Tiffany Gunnels, Courtney Jaimes, Steve Keith, Milton Knauf, Rick Merrill, George Neal, Shedrick Pittman-Hassett, Gloria Prince, Tangee Rucker, Sherry Smith, Janis Smith, Afton Vieth, Brian Waddell, Jill Willi and Erick Wright.
Emerald pins were presented to 10-year honorees including Sara Alford, Judy Archer, Robbie Baugh, Robert Burton, Jack Cable, Susan Decker, Alice Hupp, Linda Janoe, Marty Kobuck, Jill Swarner and Kevin Wood.
Sapphire pins were presented to 15-year honorees including Meredith Bentley, Janet Cox, Scott Harp, Maria Cecilia Salisbury, Sharon Simmons, Ashley Tatum and Chris Wreh.
Single diamond pins were presented to 20-year honorees including Ron Bautch, Lisa Bellows, Rhett Davy, Bill Franklin, Mary Kaden and Lynn Peters.
Triple diamond pins were presented to 30-year honorees Nancy Kirk and Larry Muller, while an outstanding diamond pin was presented to 35-year honoree Ron Bost.
Several retirees were also honored including Estelle Gilpin (36 years of service) and Beverly Snow (11 years of service).