JACKSON – Program Coordinator of Business and Office Technology Dr. Suzanne Johnson of Tylertown and student Brandy Scott of McCall Creek were selected Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day – Working for Academic Excellence) honorees for the 2013-2014.
They were honored along with several other outstanding faculty members and students from 36 Mississippi public and private universities and colleges by HEADWAE in part for their individual and academic achievements as an educational instructor and student.
On Appreciation Day, the honorees are invited to tour the State Capitol and are welcomed by the Lieutenant Governor as they are recognized in each chamber of the Legislature. The goal of the Appreciation Day is to encourage excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge and promote good citizens for today and the future.
HEADWAE was established in 1988 by legislative resolution to honor individual academic achievement and the overall contribution of the state’s public and private institutions of higher learning.
Dr. Johnson has been a member of the faculty since 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education, her Master’s of Science degree in Technology Education, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Johnson was selected Co-Lin’s Outstanding Career-Technical Instructor (2004), Vocational Business Educator of the Year (2005), Howell C. Garner High Performance Award recipient, and Phi Beta Lambda’s Outstanding Adviser (2013).
She is a member of the Mississippi Business Educators Association and the Copiah-Lincoln Educators Association.
An active member of the community, Johnson and her husband, Bo, are the parents of one daughter, Annalee Grace.
Scott is a sophomore office systems technology major. She is a member of Phi Beta Lambda, the National Technical Honor Society and was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.
She is the daughter of Wanda Rogers, Jack Rogers, and Artie Loy Scott, all of McCall Creek.