Nunez Looks Toward 2019-20 Academic Year

From left to right: Sidney Torres, III, Meraux Foundation Board Member; Dr. Tina Tinney, Nunez Community College Chancellor; Floyd Gue, Meraux Foundation Board Member

NEW ORLEANS – Faculty, staff and community leaders gathered on the campus of Nunez Community College to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year at the College Convocation held on Tuesday, August 13.

The convocation, which was detailed in a press release, centered around the message of “Vision 2020: Focused on the Future.”  Dr. Tina Tinney, Chancellor, delivered the motivational State of the College address and awarded three special awards. Dr. Tinney recognized The Meraux Foundation with the Spirit of Nunez Chancellor’s Vision Award, Boeing with the Spirit of Nunez Community Partner Award and for the first time awarded the Nunez Distinguished Alumni Award to 2014 Culinary Graduate, Toya Boudy.

Bobby Turner, Manager of Institutional Effectiveness and Canvas Administrator,  was recognized as 2019 Outstanding Professional Staff member and Stephanie Hoskins, Admissions and Records Coordinator, was named the 2019 Outstanding Professional Support Staff member. Additionally, the following employees were recognized for their respective years of service to Nunez:

5 Year Service Award: Anthony Austin; Brittney Barras; Carter Gordon; Danielle Santiago

10 Year Service Award: Keith Tolleson

15 Year Service Award: Rose Frazier; Nicholas Slie; Stephen Waddell

20 Year Service Award: Lynn Irby

Chancellor Tinney recognized members of the Nunez team with five gem awards that embody each of the college’s core values. The recipients included Megan Trainor (Student-Centered), Katie Nettles (Caring), The Curriculum Committee (Integrity), Jason Hosch (Teaching & Learning) and David Vumbaco (Innovation).

Faculty and staff participated in professional development sessions in the afternoon and Jean Gatz, a national speaker and trainer,  provided an uplifting keynote.

Categories: Awards/Honors, Education