One of our very own team members, Tina Hardin, received the Dr. Mel Gay Legacy Award last week at the Levine Campus holiday party. She was one of two staff members to receive the award. Barry Gilmore is the second recipient. They were both presented this award by Dr. Gay’s wife, Dail Gay, pictured above with Barry and Tina.
Reginald Pincham, ESS Director of Levine Campus, wrote about the award and the recipients:
Our Dr. Mel Gay Legacy Award winners were selected because they demonstrate the characteristics that the late Dr. Mel Gay exhibited as our leader on the Levine campus: Commitment, Enthusiasm, Communication, Patience and Teamwork.
Here are some of the comments team members said about both Barry and Tina:
Barry Gilmore, Full-Time team member:
- He is constantly thinking of ways to better serve students, faculty and staff. He is always concerned about the “Culture of Levine” and how he can affect that culture. If there is a way to advance the culture of unselfishness, the destruction of the silo mentality on Levine campus and have fun while learning he is exploring a way to achieve it.
- He has an amazing level of commitment to our staff, students and faculty and he carries an enthusiasm and energy for his department that shines through.
- He displays a great love and caring spirit for the students he serves and is an advocate for student unity.
Tina Hardin, Part-Time team member:
- This employee is a joy to work with and clearly demonstrates and embodies the Mel Gay Legacy award criteria.
- She is caring, kind and responsive to both students and colleagues.
- She is very patient with everyone, extremely knowledgeable about her department’s role at CPCC and displays a great passion for the service she gives to students.
Disability Services is extremely proud of Tina. Congratulations on this well-deserved award!