ENTERPRISE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NAMES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION RECIPIENTS 2012
May 16, 2012 Enterprise, AL- Enterprise State Community College is proud to announce the recipients of three prestigious honors in Excellence in Education in the following three categories:
Academic Faculty: Cynthia Covington (Enterprise, AL)
Career & Technical Faculty: Jennifer Cummings Moore (Dothan, AL)
Administrator of the Year: Terri Dunn (Andalusia, AL)
Covington, Moore, and Dunn will represent ESCC in the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence competition that will take place from November 18 – 20, 2012 in Birmingham, AL.
This is awarded annually to two faculty members of the Alabama Community Colleges and encourages outstanding performance, creativity, and dedicated service. These awards are given to those who go above the call of duty in their everyday teaching environments.
ABOUT CYNTHIA COVINGTON
Covington is the Chairperson of the History and Social Science Division and Director of Child Development. She has been employed at ESCC for ten years and has served in education for 24 years.
Covington received an Associate in Science in Office Administration from Enterprise State Junior College (now known as ESCC), a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, and Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Troy University. She has additional coursework in Sociology from Auburn University of Montgomery and is currently enrolled at Auburn University in the Ph.D. program.
“This award is an honor, especially when there are so many other colleagues who are as deserving. If I were asked what’s great about ESCC, my answer would probably not begin or end with me, but I’d be somewhere in the middle,” said Covington. “Aristotle said it best with ‘[t]he whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ I consider myself a small piece of the big puzzle at ESCC (also called ‘the Little Harvard of the South’). This award allows me to encourage others that hard work and perseverance pays off. And even if I had never received a tangible award, I believe I’ve made a positive difference in the lives of students that I’ve had the pleasure of teaching—that’s priceless.”
Covington is the 2012 recipient of the President’s Graduate Opportunities Program Fellowship from Auburn University.
ABOUT JENNIFER CUMMINGS MOORE
(Lives in Dothan, AL; Hometown Abbeville, AL)
Moore is the ESCC Director/Instructor of Health Information Technology. Moore worked for 25 years in various healthcare management settings. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Huntingdon College and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Health Informatics from Dakota State University. She is a Registered Health Information Technician with the American Health Information Management Association.
“This award is a great honor. It’s such a privilege to work with wonderful students who have taught me as much as I have taught them,” said Moore. “I’m a better person because of my students and the faculty and administration with whom I work.”
Moore is the ESCC Representative for Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education state-wide Career/Technical Education, a Phi Beta Lambda Co-Sponsor, Baptist Campus Ministries Advisor, and Health Information Technology Student Advisor.
ABOUT TERRI DUNN
Dunn is the Director of Adult Education and has served for the past 7 years. Her career includes public accounting, adjunct teaching, Director of the Coffee, Geneva, Covington School-to-Career Program at LBW Community College (LBWCC); 6 years combined experience coordinating summer youth college programs at LBWCC and ESCC; 4 years coordinating community service courses at ESCC; and 9 years in Adult Education.
"It's always great to be recognized for your work. I feel extremely honored,” said Dunn. “The fact that this is an award where my staff and my peers have nominated me makes it even more special."
Dunn has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration in Accounting from Troy University. She is currently in her second year of studies at Alabama State University where she is enrolled in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law.
Dunn has received prior recognition for Exemplary Program of the Year, Outstanding Contributions to Adult Education, and the Workforce Initiative award. She is a member of the 2011-2012 Alabama Community College Leadership Academy.