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BRCC Foundation honors top college employees

Jennifer Parrack-Rogers, with Dr. Molly Parkhill and BRCC board member Jim Rudisill, received the Dr. and Mrs. William D. Killian Outstanding Teacher Award for her commitment to teaching excellence. Jennifer Parrack-Rogers, with Dr. Molly Parkhill and BRCC board member Jim Rudisill, received the Dr. and Mrs. William D. Killian Outstanding Teacher Award for her commitment to teaching excellence.

The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation recently honored outstanding BRCC employees for their service to the community, the College and its students.

The winners were announced Monday by Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Board of Directors.

Jennifer Parrack-Rogers received the Dr. and Mrs. William D. Killian Outstanding Teacher Award for her commitment to teaching excellence. Nominated and chosen by fellow faculty members, Parrack-Rogers currently serves as English Instructor. In addition to be recognized for teaching excellence, Jennifer was also commended for being a dedicated teacher who inspires her students, a knowledgeable and caring academic advisor, an active student club advisor, and an amicable coworker.

Patricia Horlick received the Dr. Molly A. Parkhill Staff Person of the Year Award. As Instructional Designer, Patricia was recognized for her excellent assistance to faculty members throughout the College with online instruction development. Horlick is also serving as an Achieving the Dream Implementation Team leader to assist the College in identifying ways to increase student success.

Rachel Marsom-Richmond received the Dr. Eliza B. Graue Extra Mile Award for her dedicated investment in the lives of students at Blue Ridge Community College. Rachel was praised for her passion for her job and her students. Nominated by her students, she was cited for always helping students reach their goals and overcome obstacles. She currently serves as English Instructor.

Administrative Assistant Victoria Burke received the Wellness Award. She competed against other employees using a new point-based system designed by the College Wellness Committee to encourage long-term healthy lifestyles through friendly competition. Victoria participated in numerous wellness events and challenges throughout the year.

Cosmetology Instructor Darlene Cope received the Dr. David W. Sink Jr. Community Service Award. Darlene was recognized for her exceptional service to the community and for passing on her dedication for community involvement to her students. Through her leadership, Blue Ridge Community College cosmetology students attended training for American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program where they learned to style wigs and apply makeup for women undergoing treatment for cancer.

Each recipient was honored with a framed award and a monetary gift from Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation.