During fall convocation, Stanly Community College (SCC) named the 2017 Faculty and Staff of the year – Mr. Billy Huneycutt and Ms. Tabitha Ritchie, respectively.
Mr. Huneycutt was chosen for this award (Faculty of the Year) by his peers at the College based on outstanding dedication and exceptional skills as an instructor. Decisive factors for Ms. Ritchie’s award (Staff of the Year) include exceptional leadership qualities, excellent performance, and commitment to the community college mission.
Ms. Tabitha Ritchie currently serves as Faculty Associate of the Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (AMIT) department. She recently had the opportunity to teach the first Welding for Women class at the College. Having been employed at the College for 11 years, she held previous positions as a Records & Registration Technician and U.S. Department of Labor Grant Liaison.
Her educational journey started at SCC, where she earned an associate degree in Computer Information Technology and a diploma in Information Systems-Office Professional. Ms. Ritchie also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from Bellevue University and certifications from Lincoln Electric for Robotic Training and WeldPro Software Training.
Mr. Billy Huneycutt also works in the AMIT division of the College where he serves as the Program Head for Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology. Other credentials he holds include I-CAR Platinum Individual (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), ASE Master Technician (Automotive Service Excellence), and PPG Certified Painter (Paint Performance Guarantee). He is also certified in Car-O-Liner Frame.
Earning a diploma from Central Piedmont Community College, Mr. Huneycutt stays abreast in the automotive industry by continually pursuing industry-specific certifications. His career at Stanly Community College began by teaching part-time in 1985 and has been employed full-time for seven years in the AMIT division of the College. He works tirelessly with employers to assist his students in seeking careers within this exciting field of study.
Mr. Huneycutt and Ms. Ritchie will proceed to state-level nominations. These awards are given to identify, celebrate and reward outstanding work and commitment of faculty and staff among the 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System.