Pierpont Named as a 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

Pierpont Named as a 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

Pierpont Selected as a 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Award Winner

 

 

Fairmont, W.Va. – Pierpont Community & Technical College (Pierpont) has been selected as a 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) award winner. The MPPWCC award, which is presented by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and published in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine, "recognizes community and technical college exceptional commitments to diversity (including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, class, veterans, and thought) through best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.”

In announcing the award, NISOD stated, "NISOD is pleased to join Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in recognizing Pierpont Community & Technical College's best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.”

This year is the fifth consecutive year that Pierpont has received this prestigious honor, and Pierpont is only one of sixteen U.S. colleges so recognized this year. Pierpont Interim President Dr. Anthony Hancock said, "What I have experienced in my short time with Pierpont is that it is not just a job or a place of work. It is a collection of dedicated, hard-working, and passionate people who care deeply about their community and the people they serve. It is a values system steeped in tradition that puts others before one.”

NISOD has also recognized six Pierpont employees with the NISOD Excellence Award. This award has been given to Provost Michael Waide, Vice President Dale Bradley, Professor Amy Cunningham, Associate Professors Melissa White and Sherri Craddock, and Assistant Professor Erika Rush for their exhaustive and caring work to ensure that Pierpont employees and students received access to COVID testing and immunizations during the current pandemic.

At Pierpont, quality education and workforce training at an affordable rate provides opportunities for students in North Central West Virginia to grow and expand the state economy.

For more information about the MPPWCC awards, visit nisod.org/most-promising-places-to-work-in-community-colleges/. For more information about Pierpont Community & Technical College, visit Pierpont.edu.

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