ASCC Honors Instructor of the Year/IMPACT Award Winners
Dr. Sykes, Dr. Taylor and other colleagues, friends and family members honored Vicky Long and Kay Lett at the Instructor of the Year/IMPACT Awards Reception recently. Vicky Long won the Instructor of the Year Award and Kay Lett won the IMPACT Award at Alabama Southern Community College this year, honors which are given to faculty and staff who exemplify outstanding achievement in the classroom, at work and in their communities.
"It doesn't seem fair to accept an award for doing something that I enjoy doing," said Kay Lett upon accepting her award. Ms. Lett is the Director for the Upward Bound program at ASCC, a program that provides academic support, counseling, tutoring, career mentoring and cultural exposure necessary for potential first generation college students and/or economically disadvantaged youth to complete both secondary and postsecondary education.
Vicky Long credited the ASCC faculty and staff for making her job so enjoyable, but especially credited her parents for exposing her to math and giving her the opportunities to get a good education and become a teacher. She spoke of her love for math and the difference it makes in her life to see students succeed. Mrs. Long teaches math on ASCC's Thomasville campus.
Both women were recognized with a video that included students and collegues who testified to the difference that Kay and Vicky have made in their lives. Dr. Taylor presented each woman with a plaque for her award and presented Mrs. Long with a $1,000 check towards professional development.
The Instructor of the Year/IMPACT Awards are presented by the ASCC Scholarship Foundation.