MARTINSVILLE – Every year, Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) recognizes one outstanding instructor as the Teaching Faculty Member of the Year. The chosen instructor is recognized for making a tremendous impact on the campus and in students’ lives and receives a $2000 cash prize and a significant professional development stipend from the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation.
During the college’s commencement ceremony this Saturday, this year’s award was presented to Ronald Carter, Jr. PHCC’s Assistant Professor of Accounting and Economics.
Carter was nominated for the award by two of his students and by Terry Young, the college’s dean of Academic Success and College Transfer. The nominations note that in the five years that Carter has worked for PHCC, he has held several significant leadership roles among campus committees, he has introduced a new capstone course to the accounting major, and he has become a Start-Up Martinsville coach providing accounting insight to emerging entrepreneurs.
“In the classroom, the college, and the community, Ronnie Carter is a tremendous asset,” says Young. “From his innovative classroom techniques that challenge his students to tackle real-world problems, to the insight and dedication he brings to every faculty committee he is a part of – Ronnie does all that he can to make PHCC the best college in Virginia.”
Tammy Forbes, an English Instructor for PHCC, was recognized as PHCC Distinguished Faculty of 2018 and received $750 from the PHCC Foundation for her commitment to student success.
“Tammy is truly a student-centered faculty member,” says Young. “She has done great work in the classroom and as coordinator of the PHCC Writing Center and the Byrd Math Lab.”
These awards were made possible thanks to an anonymous donation to the PHCC Foundation.