Florida Keys Community College recently recognized six exemplary employees at its annual Employee Appreciation Awards luncheon on the Key West campus.
English instructor Lois Markham, recipient of the "Faculty of the Year" award, was nominated for her engaging approach with students and collaborative efforts with other departments. Diana Lorenz, assistant to the dean of academic affairs, was acknowledged for her enthusiastic attitude and creative problem-solving skills. Marc Halvorson, the director of the institute for public safety, was honored for his signature smile, empowering management style and ability to motivate students.
For the second year running, Doug Pryor, director of purchasing and plant operations, was recognized for his extraordinary dedication, quick responsiveness, and wide-ranging knowledge.
College Provost Brittany Snyder bestowed the Provost's Award to Adjunct Instructor Barry Lawson.
Lawson's extensive training and work experience enhance his ability to provide quality instruction in both diving and Emergency Medical Services courses. He is known for his dedication to student safety and the environment and for going above and beyond to support student success.
Debbie Leonard, director of the president's office, was also acknowledged for earning a "Distinguished Service" award from the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC), the professional association that supports, promotes, and represents the state's 28 community colleges. A 22-year AFC member and former chapter president, Leonard is the pillar of AFC membership activity at FKCC. Her award was presented at the AFC annual convention last fall. The awards were organized by the College's Human Resource Office and the luncheon was sponsored by the College's AFC chapter.