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Madisonville Community College s Advancement Office, in partnership with the family of Richard and Phyllis Frymire, has announced that $11,700 in endowment income has been reserved to support college employee professional development projects during the 2014-2015 academic year through the Frymire Family Professional Award Series.

The Frymire Awards are intended to provide flexible spending options for various academic endeavors, particularly activities associated with natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, nursing, and support of employees pursuing higher education degrees. The maximum annual award per employee is $1,200. Awards made for the upcoming academic year include funding for:

Tracie Lear, Faith Lutz, Loretta Elder, Sara Jane Jones Two nursing faculty to attend the Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Conference in Minneapolis.
Two nursing faculty to attend the Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Denver.
Four Humanities faculty to present an approved paper for panel discussion at the Southern Arts Popular Culture Conference.

Two Muhlenberg Campus math faculty to attend the American Mathematics Assoc. of Two-Year Colleges conference in Nashville.
Director of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts to attend the Southern Arts Association s annual conference in Atlanta. Elyssa Lear Brandi Stout
Four administrative coordinators to attend job-related training at various in-state conferences.
Education Program Associate Professor to attend a related conference on transfer issues in spring 2015.

The Quality Endowment was established in 1999 with a specific percentage permanently reserved for the Frymire Family Professional Award Series in recognition of the work and generous gifts the Frymires have provided over two decades. The Endowment also supports technology purchases for the Joe C. Davis Science Building and the Brown Badgett, Sr. Energy amp; Advanced Technology Center, tutorial wages at the P.A. and Pauline Shaver Center on the Muhlenberg Campus, and increased support for the Common Reader Program.