Lisa Barden, Marie Guest and Kim Halfhill receive NFCC’s “Above and Beyond Award”
North Florida Community College employees gathered in the courtyard of the NFCC Walter L. Bishop Administration Building April 26 for the NFCC Courtyard Party. The gathering honors all NFCC employees for their contributions to the college, recognizes NFCC’s Above and Beyond award recipients and honors employees for years of service to NFCC.
Three NFCC employees were selected to receive NFCC’s Above and Beyond Award for 2010-2011 – Lisa Barden of Madison County, Marie Guest of Lake Park, Ga., and Kim Halfhill of Madison. Barden is an art instructor at NFCC. She also coordinates the NFCC Hardee Center for the Arts and is advisor to the NFCC Art Club.
Guest is a business and digital media instructor at NFCC, serves as Department Chair of Social Science, Business, Education, and Computer Science for the college, and is an advisor to the NFCC Business Club.
Kim Halfhill is Director of Student Services at NFCC and is advisor to NFCC’s Student Government Association (SGA). The Above and Beyond awards are given each year to NFCC employees, staff and faculty members, who go above the call of their regular jobs to assist students, to assist their colleagues or to benefit the college.
Fifteen employees received service awards from NFCC recognizing years of service ranging from five years to 25 years. They are:
25 Years: Doug Brown (Madison County); Margie Phillips (Madison County); and Kathy Smith (Madison County).
20 Years: Cissy Adleburg (Madison County); Cindy Gaylard (Madison County); and Karen Surles (Madison County).
10 Years: Betty Starling (Madison County) and Annette Thornton (Madison County).
Five Years: Denise Bell (Suwannee County); Tammy Horne (Madison County); Skip James (Madison County); Phillip Taylor (Madison County); Susan Taylor (Jefferson County); Wesley Thompson (Madison County); and Margaret Wilkerson (Madison County).
Thirteen employees received special recognition for professional achievement. The awards were given in honor of employees completing degrees, publishing works, and serving on state and national boards among other things. Those honored include Jefferson County residents Bonnie Littlefield and Susan Taylor; Lake City, resident Efrain Bonilla; and Madison County residents, Debbie Bass, Vickie Bossé, Doug Brown, Amy Ellison, Kathy Fields, Skip James, Rose Knox, Tara Orlowski, Julie Townsend and Julie Walden.
Retiring foreign languages instructor Rosie Leparulo was also honored during the ceremony. Leparulo, a resident of Tallahassee, began teaching at NFCC in 1987 and built a very impressive career that spans more than two decades.
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