2004 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Moffatt, Gollott, Robertson, Dawkins, Hewes, Cuevas, Lee (47th)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING DR. KAREN HOWELL FOR BEING SELECTED AS INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AT THE PERKINSTON CAMPUS OF THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
WHEREAS, Karen Howell, a resident of Lucedale, Mississippi, has been selected as Instructor of the Year at the Perkinston Campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in recognition of her distinguished service to the college; and
WHEREAS, the award was established by the Alumni Association of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to honor instructors at the college, and the recipient of the award is chosen from nominations submitted by students, faculty and administrators, on the basis of their teaching excellence, college service, community service and professional development; and
WHEREAS, Karen Howell, a Developmental Studies Instructor, has been employed at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for the past eleven years; and
WHEREAS, Karen Howell received her Associate of Arts degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Karen Howell is a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), is a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), is a Site Evaluator for Accreditation Review Committee for Surgical Technology, works part time in the George County Hospital Surgery Department; and
WHEREAS, Karen Howell is an active member of the Rocky Creek Baptist Church, volunteer CPR instructor, guest speaker at local schools related to health education, provides in-service education for local surgery departments, Lucedale Fine Arts Club past officer and scholastic judging coordinator, sponsor for MGCCC National Technical Honor Society, Sponsor for SkillsUSA, member of the State Surgical Tech Curriculum Writing Team, member of the MGCCC Leadership Development Program and National Merit Award winner from Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend such outstanding teachers as Ms. Karen Howell, who has dedicated her career to teaching the young people of this state:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Ms. Karen Howell, for being selected as Instructor of the Year at the Perkinston Campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and extend to her our heartiest wishes of success in all her future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ms. Karen Howell and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.