North Carolina Department of Correction - Correction News - February 1999
|DOC employees awarded Advanced Certificate||Horticulture
program begins at Marion
McDowell Technical Community College has begun a new horticulture technology program at Marion Correctional Institution.
Kincaid is a graduate of the horticulture technology program at Western Piedmont Community College, with eight years of experience in curriculum and therapeutic horticulture. His previous work experience includes horticulture programs at Foothills Correctional Institution and Western Youth Institution.
The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education Standards Commission recently awarded the Advanced Certificate to Correctional Officer Ricky D. Hoyle, Correctional Lieutenant John Michael Habuda and Marchanda S. Lewis, program assistant II.
The Advanced Certificate is the highest professional certificate awarded to law enforcement and criminal justice officers in North Carolina. Typically, only 275-300 Advanced Certificates are awarded yearly.
Accounting Clerk Pam Brooks has been named Employee of the Quarter by the Controllers Office for September through November 1998. Controller Sam Newman said Brooks was selected for her outstanding work in paying medical bills for the department.
Inmates enrolled in the automotive mechanics program at Stanly Correctional Center have saved the state and Stanly County thousands of dollars by repairing and maintaining state vehicles since the programs inception in 1973.
During 1998, 20 students successfully graduated from the program.
Anne Boone, an accounting clerk at Gates Correctional Center, was recently crowned the 1998-99 Queen for the Order of the Eastern Star, District Four. Boone received a certificate of recognition, awards, a trophy and other gifts for her outstanding work. u
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