FKCC recognized two exemplary employees at its annual Employee Appreciation Awards luncheon last week.  Beryl Morgan, the Director of Financial Aid, was named “Employee of the Year” and Rita Otis, a Nursing instructor, was named the “Adjunct Faculty of the Year.”

College President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra recognized Morgan for her leadership in improving financial aid processes as well as her commitment to helping students attain financial aid packages and understanding loan commitments.  Morgan has served as FKCC’s Financial Aid Director for the past year and has 15 years of higher education career experience.  Previously, she worked for the FKCC Foundation, where she supported fundraising for and distribution of scholarships and other academic support funds.

Otis was selected by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Brittany Snyder, in recognition of her outstanding work teaching the lecture, lab, and clinical portions of the College’s Nursing Fundamentals class.  She recently took on the challenge of incorporating new patient simulation technology into the course curriculum to improve the student learning experience.  Otis is widely known on campus as being a passionate instructor who pushes students to strive for excellence as they study the nursing profession.