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March 23, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Names 2010 Instructor of the Year
Jane Day Hyche is Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education honoree
Jane Day Hyche, an instructor in Gwinnett Technical College’s early childhood education program, has been named the college’s 2010 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education honoree.
The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors technical education's most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide program since 1991 and is designed to recognize and honor technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.
Hyche joined the Gwinnett Tech faculty in 2006, bringing over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. She earned a Master of Science in early childhood education from Brenau University in 2005 and a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from the University of Illinois in 1990.
The past president of the Atlanta Association for the Education of Young Children, Hyche is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars. She has presented on a number of occasions at the University of Georgia, as well as at several Georgia Head Start Association conferences. Hyche is also a member of the Georgia Association on Young Children and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
On campus and in the classroom, Hyche is recognized by students and colleagues for her passion and commitment to education and to her students. “Jane is an outstanding educator. Her instruction is engaging and utilizes hands-on techniques to prepare students for the workforce,” says Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels. “In the classroom, as well as in the lab, her energy and enthusiasm are transferred to her students. In course evaluations, students constantly applaud her knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to teaching.”
“Jane Hyche embodies the excellence and teaching for which Gwinnett Tech is known. We are confident that she will be an outstanding representative of the college and the technical college system,” adds Dr. Victoria Seals, Gwinnett Tech dean of academic affairs.
Hyche’s students note, “She has the desire to see all of her students succeed and does whatever she can to make sure that happens.”
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and diploma in early childhood care and education, as well as certificates for childhood development specialist, childhood development associate and early childhood program administration.
For more information on all programs, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580. GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that you can finish in two years or less.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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