BizTalk: 6 CCTC educators earn national excellence awards


Six educators at Central Carolina Technical College were recently recognized with annual awards for excellence from a national organization that the college is a member of.

The National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development honored CCTC's Christina James, Sally Thornton, William (Bill) Hargrove, Mary Johnson, Walter (Butch) Presson and Amanda Humphries with the excellence awards, according to a news release.

Member colleges of the institute submit the names of individuals each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. All individuals whose names are submitted are recognized as excellence award recipients.

Central Carolina was also selected as one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by The National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development and "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education," the nation's biweekly newsmagazine dedicated exclusively to diversity issues in higher education.

CCTC was one of 24 colleges selected to receive the award to recognize workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment, according to the release.

"At Central Carolina, we work hard to emphasize and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do for our students, faculty, staff and communities," said Misty Hatfield, CCTC's vice president for institutional advancement. "It is an honor to receive this national recognition, as it showcases our focus on workplace diversity."