Faculty, staff and community leaders gathered on the campus of Nunez Community College to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year at the College Convocation held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
Convocation centered around the message of “Vision 2020: Focused on the Future.” Dr. Tina Tinney, the Chancellor, delivered the motivational State of the College address and awarded three special awards. Dr. Tinney recognized The Meraux Foundation with the Spirit of Nunez Chancellor’s Vision Award, Boeing with the Spirit of Nunez Community Partner Award and for the first time awarded the Nunez Distinguished Alumni Award to 2014 Culinary Graduate, Toya Boudy.
Bobby Turner, Manager of Institutional Effectiveness and Canvas Administrator, was recognized as 2019 Outstanding Professional Staff member and Stephanie Hoskins, Admissions and Records Coordinator, was named the 2019 Outstanding Professional Support Staff member. Additionally, the following employees were recognized for their respective years of service to Nunez:
5 YEAR SERVICE AWARD
- Anthony Austin
- Brittney Barras
- Carter Gordon
- Danielle Santiago
10 YEAR SERVICE AWARD
- Keith Tolleson
15 YEAR SERVICE AWARD
- Rose Frazier
- Nicholas Slie
- Stephen Waddell
20 YEAR SERVICE AWARD
- Lynn Irby
Chancellor Tinney recognized members of the Nunez team with 5 gem awards that embody each of the college’s core values. The recipients included Megan Trainor (Student-Centered), Katie Nettles (Caring), The Curriculum Committee (Integrity), Jason Hosch (Teaching & Learning) and David Vumbaco (Innovation).
Faculty and staff participated in professional development sessions in the afternoon and Jean Gatz, a national speaker, and trainer, provided an uplifting keynote.
For more information about the programs offered at Nunez, please visit www.nunez.edu or call 504-278-6467.
About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit www.nunez.edu.
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