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Instructor considered for state recognition

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on September 10, 2007 1:55 PM

From staff reports

Wayne Community Col-lege nursing instructor Patricia Ann Pfeiffer has been named one of five finalists for the 2007 N.C. Community College System R.J. Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award.

She had previously been named one of 10 instructors from the 58 community colleges chosen as semi-finalists. During commencement ceremonies at Wayne Community in May, she was recognized by the college as the 2007 recipient of the George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award, which automatically made her a nominee for the system award.

Mrs. Pfeiffer has taught nursing at the college since 1994. In addition to holding a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in administration, she is a 1988 graduate of the WCC associate degree nursing program.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, she will be interviewed by a committee of the State Board of Community Colleges. She and the other four finalists will be recognized on Nov. 16, during the community college system's annual Day of Recognition, at which time the state winner will be announced.

The state award is a recognition of faculty who have consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching and exemplify the highest quality and standards of the system.

The winner will receive a cash award, plaque and statewide recognition, with the winner's college foundation to be the beneficiary of a cash prize. All other finalists receive a smaller cash award, personal plaque and plaque for the college.

In the 22 years since the award was introduced, Wayne Community has had two other recipients. In 2002, law enforcement training director Beverly Deans was named a finalist and in 2003, nursing instructor Caroline Phillips was a semi-finalist.

Mrs. Pfeiffer lives in the Rosewood area with husband Timothy and daughters Holly and April.