Madisonville Community College is pleased to announce the selection of Felecia
Johnson as the statewide winner of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System
(KCTCS) New Horizons Faculty Award of Excellence. KCTCS President Jay K. Box presented
the award during the May 18th awards ceremony at the Northern Kentucky Convention
Center in Covington, Kentucky. Johnson was chosen for the statewide honor by the
KCTCS Cabinet and received $1,000 to be used for the professional development experience
of her choice.
Johnson is a Professor in the college s Business Administration Systems Program.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, she coordinated the implementation of one of the
most important and challenging tasks MCC has undertaken to shape and mold the work
ethic, personal skills, and overall professionalism of our students. Through the
Personal Effectiveness Skills (PES) initiative, Johnson has not only worked with the
overall development of MCC students but has supported faculty and staff alike in their
quest to become role models for students in communication, dependability, initiative,
integrity, teamwork, time management, and work ethics.
MCC s Chief Academic Officer Dr. Deborah Cox shared, Over the 27 years of employment
at Madisonville Community College, I have never seen another faculty maintain Ms.
Johnson s level of enthusiasm and readiness to serve. She has sustained excellence
in teaching, advising, service, professional development, and leadership throughout
her career at MCC.
Additionally, MCC staff members Candace Bennett and Kim Morrow were honored for their
innovative and significant achievements, as well as service to students and the community.
Bennett serves as MCC s Workforce Transitions Coordinator and was selected as the
college s nominee for the Administrative Staff Award of Excellence. In 2011, Bennett
was one of the first Workforce Transitions Coordinators hired in the state and her
early efforts in the promotion of the program s services and creation of recruitment
materials served as a model for many across the state. She worked with key industries
locally, including the mining industry, to seek opportunities for students to enroll
in credit-bearing courses that would support their professional and career interests.
She works diligently to find a pathway for adults to earn credit for prior learning
and partners with faculty in our applied technology programs to see this through for
Morrow is a Student Affairs Assistant in MCC s Enrollment Center and was selected
as the college s nominee for the Support Staff Award of Excellence. Morrow works
on an individual, personal level with current and prospective students of all ages,
races, and backgrounds. She goes above and beyond to make sure these students have
the information they need (webmail set-up, FAFSA completion, etc.) to be successful
college students. She is a tireless volunteer for MCC s diversity programming and
was the recipient of the MCC Diversity Award in 2014. For many students, she is a
mentor, cheerleader and coach. For MCC, she is a dedicated employee, recruiter and