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Faculty and Staff Receive Recognition

May 15, 2018

RCC Faculty and Staff Receive Recognition

Assistant Professor Roxanne Pecinich was selected as the 2018 full-time Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.

Pecinich holds a Diploma in Nursing from Watts School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined the faculty at RCC in 2008 and has taught for 10 years.

According to a colleague, Pecinich is an integral part of the nursing faculty and works diligently to provide excellent teaching strategies to promote student success. Her enthusiasm for teaching, willingness to participate in team projects and support of the Associate Degree Nursing philosophy for high quality education demonstrates her continued excellence in nursing education.

Her students say “She always found time in her busy schedule to assist anyone who needed her advice or help with guidance or difficult course material. She is available to answer questions and provide motivation at any time through email, phone, or office meetings. She is concerned about students who struggle and provides just the right amount of structure yet allows the autonomy necessary for her students.”

Aquilla “Libby” Detter was selected as the 2018 part-time Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.

Detter holds a Bachelor of Science in Intermediate Education from Lenoir-Rhyne College. She earned a Master of Science in Counselor Education and a Doctorate in Educational Specialist from Appalachian State University. Detter began teaching at RCC in various continuing education programs in 2012. In May 2017, she began teaching the Effective Teacher Training class. More than eighty students have completed the program under Detter.

The success of the Effective Teacher Training Program can be directly attributed to the relationship Detter has built with the faculty and staff at Rockingham County Schools. She provides each class with a unique, interactive exercise to imitate a real classroom and gives her students the tools that they need to manage a classroom as a substitute teacher.

Director of Student Life Maggie Murray was selected as RCC’s Staff Member of the Year

Murray holds Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Master of Science in Educational Media Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University. She joined the RCC staff in August, 2016 as the Title III Instructional Designer and quickly became widely known as a dynamic member of the team with a powerful sense of fun. In December of 2017, she began duties as Director of Student Life.

Murray immediately got the attention of everyone on campus with her weekly, and sometimes daily, updates and announcements regarding athletic competition, student events, and campus club happenings.

Thanks to her efforts, the RCC Spring Fling was the most colorful and engaging student event ever. With life-size yard games, a bounce house, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, not to mention great music, there’s no doubt that a good time was had by all. Nearly 900 students, faculty, and staff participated in the event and she even made sure that the weather was perfect for that special day!

As a member of the college Wellness Committee, Maggie was instrumental in planning a campus-wide Fitness Football event. She has coordinated a weekly pickle ball games for the campus and can be counted on to pitch in and cover instruction for an occasional tennis class.

Her enthusiasm certainly brings the campus together.

Charlie Wall is RCC’s Part Time Staff Member of the Year

Wall began his service to RCC in September, 1999 as part time Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) instructor and taught various BLET topics as needed. In 2002 he earned the BLET Qualified Assistant designation from the NC Criminal Justice Academy. Wall holds certification in Law Enforcement Driver Training, Firearms, and General Instructor.

From July 2012 through January 2013, provided much needed assistance during a transition period when he filled in as BLET School Director.

Most recently, Wall completed the 2018 General Instructional Update: Criminal Justice Leadership with the NC Justice Academy.

Not only has he been dedicated to the college and to our many BLET students and graduates,Wall has been an excellent role model for all students.


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