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Mitchell honors employee service and excellence in education 

 

The following Mitchell employees were honored at the College’s virtual assembly on Wednesday, August 12, 2020:

 

5 Years of Service
David Bullins, Vivian Easterling, Jessica Harris, Peggy Haynes, Teresa Jordan, Jenny Leamon-Smith, Justin Leonard, Ginny Little, Michelle Money, Molly Nicholson, Betsy Patterson

 

10 Years of Service
Parks Collins, Donna Hogue, Myra Lewis, Eric Nielsen, Amanda Patterson, Arthur Piervincenti, Kent Shoffner, Samantha Willis, Kelly Wisdom

 

15 Years of Service
Dr. Tim Brewer, Ryan Cannon, Aspen Chang, Kim Dixon, David Galliher, Mark Smalley

 

20 Years of Service
Denise Benfield, Candace Cooper, Todd Martin, Rita Taggert

 

25 Years of Service
Judy Phillips, Linda Wiersch

 

R.D. Grier Excellence in Education
Rita Taggert (Faculty); Christina Hare (Adjunct Faculty); Samantha Willis (Professional/Para-Professional/Technical); Darlene Tucker (Support Staff); Jasper Wagoner (Facilities Staff)

 

In 1986, the Fanjoy family established the R.D. Grier Excellence in Education Award in honor of R. D. Grier’s devotion and contribution to the longevity of Mitchell Community College. Mr. Grier, before his death in 1993 at the age of 104, tirelessly served for many years as a charter member and chair of the Mitchell College Foundation. Earnings from the Grier Excellence in Education Endowment, with support from the Board of Trustees, make it possible for the College to honor outstanding members of its staff each year for exemplary service in the categories of Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Professional/Para-Professional/Technical Staff, Support Staff, and Facilities Staff.

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