BSCC's Maurice Ingle selected as state's Instructor of the Year
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Maurice Ingle, a Drafting, Design Engineering Technology instructor at Bevill State Community College, has been selected as the state's Technical Faculty of the Year for the Alabama Community College System.

Ingle was one of four employees recently honored as Bevill State's representatives in the annual Alabama Community College System Chancellor Awards competition. Each college within the system is encouraged to nominate employees in four categories -- administrator, technical faculty, academic faculty and staff.

Other Bevill State representatives included Michelle Anderson, administrative assistant to the Jasper Campus dean, for the staff category, Mathematics instructor Dr. Kris Gravitt, academic faculty category and Tyrone Webb, assistant dean for library/learning resources, administrator category.

Award winners are judged on superior performance in teaching and assigned duties, service to the college, students and the community, and personal efforts toward professional development and educational attainment.

Ingle, an employee for more than 12 years, said she felt honored to be chosen from among the 22 nominees representing all of the two-year colleges across the state.

"To be recognized among the best in the state is quite flattering," said Ingle. "I feel very fortunate to be at Bevill State. As a non-traditional student, Bevill State was very good to me and I am thankful to have the opportunity to help other students find success."

Ingle began her teaching career at Bevill State in 1998, but her association with the College began as a student in drafting and design. Ingle took classes at night while working full-time and raising a family. She was hired in the drafting field while still in college and graduated with her associate degree in Applied Science in Drafting and Design in June of 1997.

As an instructor at the college, Ingle has seen the drafting program revitalized by increasing enrollment and completion rates.

She has implemented an interactive curriculum that provides students with classroom instruction as well as "hands-on" skills training through projects and activities. The program's most recent project is NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race competition in which BSCC finished 14 in the world. She also works with Walker County Center of Technology students who are involved in the High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program.

Ingle serves on various committees and boards at the college and in industry including the state's Engineering Transfer Task Force, the state-wide Automated Manufacturing Technology Curriculum Committee, Walker County Center of Technology Advisory Board, Technology Plan Development Committee, Groundhog Job Shadow Day and Skills USA competition.

"I am so proud of Bevill State's faculty and staff and all they do to ensure that students are successful," said Dr. Anne McNutt, Bevill State president. "Each person nominated for the Chancellor's Awards are excellent representatives for the College. Maurice winning the technical faculty category is yet another testament to the quality of instruction that can be found at our College."