DCCC Employees Recognized for Excellence at Local, State Levels

March 5, 2015 – Two Davidson County Community College employees are recent finalists for awards of excellence presented by the North Carolina Community College System.

Jennifer Comer is DCCC’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner, and Deborah Lindsay is the Staff Person of the Year representative. Both received honors as top-five finalists for the state level awards, competing with representatives of community colleges from across the state.

Jennifer ComerComer teaches mathematics, student success strategies and college transfer success courses at the college and is the instructional liaison for pre-curricular courses. In addition, she serves as a mentor to students seeking guidance on transfer options and how to succeed both in their math classes and as overall college students. Two of her math students nominated Comer for the Excellence in Teaching Award. 

“It’s exciting to know that I’ve made a positive impression on my students’ lives in my classroom,” Comer says. “Receiving this award was completely unexpected and being one of the top five finalists for the state of North Carolina is still unbelievable to me. I’m honored to be the Excellence in Teaching Award recipient for DCCC.”

Comer is also representing DCCC as its 2015 NISOD Excellence Teaching Award recipient and is set to be honored at the organization’s national conference in San Antonio, Texas, this summer.

Comer came to DCCC in 2007 after working for several years as a teacher in Davidson County Schools. She earned a Master of Arts in middle grades education, with a concentration in math, from Appalachian State University. She holds state certifications as a K-6 teacher and a master prepared certified science and math teacher for grades six through nine. She was named an assistant professor at the college in 2014.

Deborah LindsayLindsay, a 12-year employee at DCCC, serves as the college’s records and registration specialist. Her primary duties include maintaining all aspects of student records, confirming eligible candidates for graduation and serving on committees within curriculum and student affairs areas.

“This is a recognition that I feel is not mine alone,” Lindsay says. “Everyone I work with at DCCC works together to signify the meaning of a magnificent team that desires to make the education experience at DCCC a positive influence for each individual student. I’m humbled to have received such recognition for my part.”

Lindsay, who was nominated by a member of the college staff, studied at the University of Georgia, Haywood Community College and Western Carolina University.

*Editor’s Note: Pictured in the first photo is Jennifer Comer, DCCC’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner. Pictured in the second photo is Deborah Lindsay, the Staff Person of the Year representative for DCCC.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at davidsonccc.edu.