Suzie Jary, a Weatherford College instructor in the Substance Abuse Counseling and Human Service Provider program, was announced as the 2018 Faculty Member of the Year during this past weekend’s commencement ceremony.
Last year’s winner, Nancy McVean, introduced Jary as the winner and it was her mention of Broadway that tipped Jary off that she was this year’s winner as she had a previous career as a dancer on some of the famous New York stages.
“I felt so touched, honored and blessed to be chosen by my peers, colleagues and co-workers,” Jary said. “The best part of working at WC is the friendly, hard-working manner of everyone connected with the college. The faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to serving and supporting the students to succeed.
The privilege to teach and encourage our students to grow and challenge themselves is why we are here.
“I have some strong role models throughout the college and I am proud to be in public education and to be a part of the WC Community.”
The title of Faculty Member of the Year comes with airfare for two to the U.S. destination of Jary’s choice and the $1,000 Gayle and Wanda Grant Award of Teaching Excellence, both provided by the Weatherford College Foundation.
Jary said she is considering a trip to either San Francisco or New York during the winter break.
“I want to thank the WC Foundation and the WC faculty, staff and administration as well as my Program Director Eddie White and the Dean of Allied Health Katherine Boswell,” Jary said. “Everyone’s support, knowledge and experience helps me to serve our students and to help them ‘Stay Close, Go Far.’”