Outstanding JCTC faculty and staff recognized at statewide conference

Three employees from Jefferson Community and Technical College were recognized for their outstanding work at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s annual New Horizons conference. 

Each of the 16 KCTCS colleges selected an outstanding administrative staff member, support staff member and faculty member.  Honorees were nominated by their colleges for their innovative and significant achievements, as well as service to students and their communities. 

JCTC’s honorees were Margot L. McGowen, H2P student success coach, Shawna L. Anderson, assistant director of institutional research and Meg Matheny, associate professor of English.

“It is an honor to represent JCTC at New Horizons this year” said Anderson, recipient of the staff award for Jefferson. “I have been included in a wonderful group of capable and dedicated employees who do so much for our students and community.”  

Anderson was recognized for her work on the college’s interactive data portal, the Dashboard. “The data Anderson has complied and made available has been extremely valuable when faculty and staff are doing annual reports” said the nomination form. 

McGowen was praised for her creativity, innovation and invaluable insights into overcoming complex and difficult barriers to student success.  “She has gone above and beyond to learn everything she can about available health care resources and support services to enable students to succeed in allied health and nursing programs” said the nomination form.  

Matheny’s role as co-chair for the national Community College Humanities Association Conference as well as her division chair duties for the Humanities Division at the Southwest Campus earned her the faculty award. She worked tirelessly to make the conference a success while upholding her division chair responsibilities” said the nomination form.  

The recipients were honored an awards ceremony held Monday, May 19, in Owensboro, KY.