Dr. Jill Keaton, Dale P. Parnell Faculty of Distinction Award
Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) proudly announces Dr. Jill Keaton was awarded the Dale P. Parnell Faculty of Distinction by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Dr. Keaton is the program coordinator of Big Sandy’s dental hygiene program.
Named in honor of former AACC President and CEO Dale P. Parnell, this designation was established to recognize individuals making a difference in the classroom.
Recipients for the faculty distinction recognition demonstrate a passion for students and the classroom, and show a willingness to support students, inside and outside the classroom. They are inclined to participate in college committees; they go above and beyond what is required to ensure that students are successful in their academic endeavors.
Dr.Telly Sellars, Interim President/ CEO of Big Sandy Community & Technical College, stated, “Dr. Keaton is a true asset to our college and communities. She leads her students with great integrity and diligence, and we celebrate her recognition on this national level.”
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 2-year associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students.
Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) provides accessible quality educational opportunities for student success, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life of its constituents. As the region’s premier community and technical college, BSCTC is recognized as the first choice for higher education, academic achievement; cultural enrichment; student success; and community, workforce and economic development. With campuses in Prestonsburg, Paintsville, Hager Hill and Pikeville, BSCTC offers 30 programs and more than 200 credentials. Visit www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu to learn more.