Annually, Southeastern Community College acknowledges two employees for their outstanding contributions to the college as nominated by their peers and voted by the T. Elbert Clemmons Committee.
T. Elbert Clemmons Outstanding Faculty Award
Cristian Wood is the recipient of the T. Elbert Clemmons Outstanding Faculty Award.
Wood was nominated for being a key player in an initiative that leads to the improvement of a process, service, or delivery; for demonstrating a commitment to provide assistance and help support the needs of students, faculty, staff, and/or the public; for using a positive and cooperative approach to help students and co-workers achieve their goals; and is an innovative, goal-driven member of a college committee and special assignments that have a college-wide impact.
She is always going above and beyond what is required of her. She leads a QEP proposal committee, was one of the first faculty members to be QM certified, is always helpful to anyone who asks, and participated in the creation of the Rams Certification course.
Wood is a great employee who is very passionate about helping her students as well as faculty and staff. She has spent a lot of her time on special projects and working to improve SCC and online instruction. She is always positive and willing to be there to help anyone at SCC.
Over the years, our Outstanding Staff Award has been funded by the Foundation. This year, this award has been funded by the Moore family and is named Dr. Dan and Cheryl Moore Outstanding Staff Award.
Dr. Dan & Cheryl Moore Outstanding Staff Award
Over the years, our Outstanding Staff Award has been funded by the Foundation. This year, the award has been funded by the Moore family and is named the Dr. Dan and Cheryl Moore Outstanding Staff Award.
Dr. Dan and Cheryl Moore came to SCC from Mashall University and have lived and worked in other college locations.
Dan was Associate Professor in the graduate schools at Marshall and Appalachian State Universities. His first community college job was in 1964 at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC. In addition to six years as president at SCC, Dan was president at Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC for seven years. Dan and Cheryl were both employed at Daytona Beach Community College in Florida after leaving Columbus County. Both consider Southeastern “home.” Among their adult children, five graduated from a community college, two at SCC, and four were students here. Their son, Nathan Moore, is a member of the SCC Foundation Board.
Cheryl retired after 17 years as Development Director from Curamericas Global, a non-profit organization serving education and health care needs in Bolivia, South America, Mexico, and Guatemala. Her primary focus in fundraising was with United Methodist churches in the USA. After retiring from higher education, Dan had an eight-year career as a mediator with the NC Administrative Office of the Courts focusing on helping parents resolve issues about how to spend time with their children following custody actions filed with the courts.
Susan Williams is the recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award.
Williams was nominated for demonstrating a commitment to provide assistance and help support the needs of students, faculty, staff, and/or the public as well as using a positive and cooperative approach to help students and/or co-workers achieve their goals.
She is a welcoming body to our campus. Over the years, her role has changed, but her helpful attitude has been a constant. She strives to meet the needs of our students, faculty, and staff to the best of her ability. She takes great pride in her work and being able to help others and she truly cares about our students and Southeastern Community College. Over the years, she has invested in our college and wants to see others succeed.
This person goes out of her way to help people, especially our students. She’s overheard students talking about financial hardships and has reached out to the Foundation to see if the scholarship she has in her daughter’s memory can help. Multitasking is certainly one of her specialties. Operating the switchboard, directing students, handling emergency situations, and issuing parking permits often happens all at once. During the pandemic, this person was one of our employees that operated the live chat feature on our website.
In her role in the Welcome Center, she is a direct point of contact with students, employees, and the public. She has proven continuously to be helpful, a team player and a hard worker.