Seven faculty members will represent Itawamba Community College at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s conference, May 24-27, in Austin, Texas.
ICC’s representatives include Michelle Sumerel of Tupelo, distance learning sociology instructor; Wanda Sullivan of Tupelo, distance learning English instructor; Carrie Boykin of Guntown, lead online natural science instructor; Creig Sherrer of Fulton, biology instructor; Earnest Agnew of Baldwyn, associate degree nursing instructor; Sharon Catledge of Tupelo, associate degree nursing instructor; and Sarah Walker of Fulton, mathematics instructor.
Sumerel earned both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University, where she is currently a candidate for a doctoral degree. She is a member of the Southern Rural Sociological Association and Alpha Kappa Delta and AWANA leader.
Sullivan earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi.
Boykin is a board member of the Delta State University Alumni Association and a member of the Mississippi Science Teachers Association, National Science Teachers Association and the American Chemical Society. She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delta State University.
Sherrer is a graduate of Delta State University where he earned both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He is listed in Biltmore Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and is a member of the Itawamba Attendance Center PTO and the IAHS Booster Club.
Agnew earned the bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama and the master’s degree from Alcorn State University. She has served as a presenter at various conferences and is a member of the Bethel C.M.E. Church in Guntown.
Catledge’s degrees include the associate’s degree from ICC and both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi University for Women. She was the recipient of a $750 Project Hope grant to help fund a health ministry at her church.
Walker earned both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University.
Speakers at the NISOD conference, which will be at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center, will address such issues as leading during times of crisis, what matters most for entering students and outlook and challenges for colleges.
ICC’s representatives will be among more than 1,300 faculty, staff and administrators that will receive excellence awards at the close of the conference.