Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Honors Employee of the Year

Mount Gay, W.Va……Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has named English Instructor Lillie Teeters its Employee of the Year. She received her award on Friday, April 27 during the college’s Governance Day.

Teeters has been an instructor at Southern since January 2016. She has been the creative force behind Southern’s student-published Sticks magazine. When the magazine was begun, the staff consisted of two faculty members, including Teeters, and one student. During this spring semester, the magazine had nine students on staff, with Teeters still at the helm as faculty advisor.

“I am both humbled and honored to have been selected for the Employee of the Year award,” Teeters said. “Sticks has emerged as a powerhouse of labor, love and the Southern community. The response to the magazine, its staff, the authors and artists proves that it has a place here at Southern. My hope is that the magazine gets bigger and better and we fill the Savas Costas auditorium up next year!”

She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein University in Ohio, and a Master of Fine Arts from Queen’s University in Charlotte, N.C.

“It’s always great to be able to acknowledge someone for their hard work,” Southern President Dr. Robert E. Gunter said. “And Ms. Teeters exemplifies all that this college is about.”