Out of 27 nominees, Patrick Henry Community College was chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Excellence in Education Awards.
The Excellence in Education Awards, which are presented each year at the New Horizons professional development conference in April, provides an annual opportunity for community colleges across Virginia to share innovations and successful practices with each other.
The awards committee selected four finalists in three categories: best practices in teaching, improving student success and innovative use of technology. PHCC was selected as a finalist in the best practices in teaching category. Entries in this category exhibit a successful use of a technology-based ideas, tools or processes created for direct use in the classroom or online.
“We are honored to be selected as a finalist,” said Vice President of Institutional Advancement Dr. Greg Hodges. “We are proud of the model for distance learning success that we have submitted to this competition and are excited to share it with the other community colleges in the state.”
According to Hodges, the model for distance learning that PHCC entered into the competition focuses on providing faculty with the tools they need to ensure student success in online classes.
The winner in each category will receive monetary awards, representation at a state-wide collegiate reception and recognition at the Excellence in Education Awards Banquet during the New Horizons conference. Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet on April 14.