Each year Morgan Community College (MCC) recognizes faculty and staff whose efforts and accomplishments help the college carry out its mission, vision, and values.
MCC has named George O’Clair, previous Coordinator of the Cargill/MCC Workplace Education Program (2014-February 2019) and current Industrial Maintenance Faculty, as the Administrator/Professional-Technical Employee of the Year. O’Clair has been with MCC ten years, and is passionate about helping students learn the skills necessary to improve their futures. “George make it possible for students to see their full potential,” states Kathryn Wisner, Director for Pre-College and Transitional Studies. “He has the ability to bridge diverse groups of people together in ways that they didn’t see possible.”
Dwight Schreiner was selected as the Classified Employee of the Year. Schreiner has been with MCC since 2017 in a Structural Trades position with Maintenance and Operations (M & O) Department. His vast knowledge and experience with electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and construction is an asset to MCC, and has led to greater efficiencies within the M & O Department. Gene Kind, Director of Physical Facilities, remarked on the nomination for Schreiner, “Dwight offers excellent customer service to the students and staff and is quick to jump in when someone needs help or a project needs completed. The improvements Dwight has made to various aspects of our department make the process more user friendly for our staff.”
MCC’s Part-time Instructor of the Year is Steven Musser. Musser has been with MCC since 2017, teaching business and management classes. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Elizabethtown College and a Bachelor of Science in Bible from Lancaster Bible College. “Steve exemplifies all that we would want to see in an instructor. He is well-educated, empathetic, sincere, and passionate about both his profession and his students,” states Robbin Schincke, Director of Regional Community Outreach at the MCC Bennett Center. “He brings real-world experience to each class that provides a foundation of credibility to his teaching.”
MCC Employees of the Year, including previously named Faculty of the Year, Jennifer Thistle, will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education at the Governor’s Mansion in April 2019. Thistle, O’Clair, and Musser will also receive National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards and attend the May 2019 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas.
For more information about Morgan Community College, including employment opportunities, visit www.morgancc.edu.