The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


September 25, 2012

ECC respiratory therapy instructor receives faculty chair

TARBORO — Tim King, director of respiratory therapy clinical education and respiratory therapy instructor at Edgecombe Community College, has been named recipient of the 2012-2013 Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair.

“This award is an awesome honor,” he said in accepting the award during a recent reception hosted by the ECC Foundation. “Edgecombe Community College is the best place in the world to work.”

The chair, which rewards excellence in teaching, was endowed by Keihin Carolina System Technology through a $100,000 gift in 2007.

King, a resident of Roanoke Rapids, has been an instructor at ECC for 10 years. He is a graduate of ECC’s first Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Therapy class in 1990. He holds a bachelor’s in applied science degree in business management from Mount Olive College. In December, he will receive an MBA degree from Fayetteville State University.

King has served as treasurer of the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (NCSRC). He also served as professional standards committee chair of the NCSRC.

“There are no words to adequately convey what Tim means to me, our department, and our students,” says Ralph Webb, respiratory therapy program chair. “Every day, he gives 200 percent to Edgecombe Community College.”

The Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair is the highest distinction the college can bestow on a member of its faculty. As the Keihin chair holder, King will receive $2,500 and a chair with an engraved brass nameplate.

In announcing the selection, Karen Andrus, executive director of the ECC Foundation, said King “believes that being an effective teacher goes well beyond the classroom. Students praise his dedication and caring manner.”

One student noted, “There have been many lunch hours missed to assist me and other students in the lab with hands-on learning.” Another said, “After graduation he went the extra mile to give us the refresher we needed to pass the board and checked our progress in getting employed.”

A third student commented, “He is like a father, guiding and nurturing his children, preparing them for life’s future challenges.”

King was selected by a committee of ECC personnel and KCST officials from a pool of nine nominees who submitted a performance portfolio, a philosophy of teaching, and an essay.

Other nominees were Carlene Bateman, English/humanities department chair; Rebecca Stamilio Ehret, physics and industrial trades instructor; Johnica Ellis-Kiser, business administration/accounting program chair; Ann Kent, developmental studies coordinator; Rick Mastman, CT/MRI program chair/consortium director; Johanna Owens, English instructor; and Doug Parish, industrial and technical trades department chair.

King is the sixth Keihin Chair holder at the college. Previous recipients are instructors Pam Morgan, 2011; Ralph Webb, 2010; Bruce Panneton, 2009; J.H. Koonce, 2008; and Monika Fleming, 2007.


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