2013 Employee Awards


Central Baptist College held its annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon on April 8th with 23 employees receiving awards. Employees receiving awards include:

Employee of the Year 2013 –  Jill McCollum

Jill is currently in her eighth year as the Director of Dining Services at Central Baptist College, in Conway, Arkansas. She also owns and operates Jill McCollum Catering that has been in business for 12 years.  Jill is a graduate of the American Culinary Federation Central Arkansas Chapter of the School of Apprenticeship as a Certified Chef and received Apprenticeship of the Year in 2004.  Jill has also been a staff writer for Women’s Inc. Magazine for the past 5 years, writing as a contributor to the food section. 

Faculty Teaching Award

The purpose of the Faculty Teaching Award is to emphasize the importance of teaching and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in a wide range of pedagogical activities. This recipient of the 2012/2013 Faculty Teaching Award is Dr. Elizabeth Gomez, Professor of Chemistry.

Faculty Scholarship Award

The purpose of the Faculty Scholarship award is to recognize scholarly and creative work of exceptional merit. The recipient of the 2012/2013 Faculty Scholarship Award is Dr. Latasha Smith, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.

Faculty Service Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding service to the institution and/or the community. The recipient of the 2012/2013 Faculty Service Award is Dr. Aaron New, Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department.

Other awards given to employees:

3 Years of Service

Mechelle Cargile, Accounts Receivable Analyst - PACE

Lori Cole, Assistant Professor of Education 

Michelle Collins, PACE Coordinator for Registrar's Office

Trevor Durham, Baseball Coach

Dwain East, Director of Assessment and Professor of Education

Jessica Faulkner, Director of Special Events

Richard Hilliard, Dining Services

Andrew Landry, Maintenance Assistant

Ken Prophete, Head Wrestling Coach and Sports Information Director

Rachel Waymire, Orientation Coordinator

Sammi Williams, Dining Services

5 Years of Service

Elizabeth Gomez, Professor of Chemistry

Oscar Gomez, Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Services

Mandy Hall, Career Services Coordinator

Sarah Headley, Assistant Director of Student Services & Women's Resident Director

Brenda Knight, Faculty Secretary

Karen Marshall, Human Resources Analyst

Latasha Smith-Briscoe, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

10 Years of Service

Sancy Faulk, Vice President for Advancement

15 Years of Service

Stacy Jordan, Assistant Registrar

20 Years of Service

Terry Kimbrow, President

45 Years of Service

Judy Gabbard, Professor of Science and Chair of the Math & Science Department

In honor of her service, Judy was presented with a certificate commemorating the naming of a book bay in the new Library and Learning Commons, now under construction.  

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