Three honored as Educators of the Year

Staff Report

PENDLETON — Three faculty/staff members have been honored as Tri-County Technical College’s Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association meeting in February.

Cara Hamilton, vice president for business affairs, is the College’s outstanding administrator; Ashley Brady, Veterinary Technology department head, is the outstanding instructor; and, Melinda Zeigler, administrative assistant for the Business and Public Services Division, is the outstanding staff nominee.

SCTEA is a professional association of technical education personnel and others interested in post-secondary technical education.

Hamilton joined Tri-County in May 2013, as director of fiscal affairs, and in October 2015 she accepted her current leadership role.

A 2000 alumna of the College’s Veterinary Technology program, Brady worked in veterinary practices as a Licensed Veterinary Technician before she joined the teaching staff at the College in 2007 as director of the evening program.

Brady assumed the department head role following the retirement of Dr. Peggy Champion in 2014. She and her husband, Eric, live in Honea Path and have one son, John Owen.

Zeigler joined Tri-County in 1991 after graduating from the Secretarial Science program (now Administrative Office Technology). She worked as the secretary for the Faculty/Staff Development Office from 1991 – 1995. Since that time, she has served as the division secretary for the Business and Public Services Division.

She is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Norris where she serves as the librarian. She and her husband, Raymond, live in Six Mile.

Staff Report

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