HONORS AND AWARDS:
- Cape Fear Community College (N.C.) announced that vice president of business and institutional services Camellia Rice was recently selected as a recipient of the Distinguished College Administrator Award for 2013 by Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society for two-year colleges. Rice was unanimously chosen by the student officers of CFCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter for her commitment to the success of all students at CFCC. Rice has worked at CFCC for 20 years and has served over 38 years in the N.C. Community College System. Rice will officially receive the award at Phi Theta Kappa’s 95th Annual Convention on in San Jose, Calif. In addition, Rice will be featured on the Phi Theta Kappa website and in several Phi Theta Kappa publications.
- At a meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Donna Imhoff, campus president, Allegheny Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center and interim campus president, North Campus and West Hills Center at the Community College of Allegheny County, was presented with a resolution honoring her for her achievements in the field of education and for her work on behalf of CCAC. Sponsored by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith the resolution formally declared Feb. 12 “Donna Imhoff Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. A resident of Pittsburgh’s Westwood neighborhood, Imhoff’s affiliation with CCAC began in 1985 when she joined the college as a coordinator/instructor for CCAC–North Campus.
She has served the college in myriad capacities including:
- acting assistant director of social service career programs;
- career counselor;
- academic advisor;
- associate professor (and later professor) of psychology;
- department chair of social and behavioral sciences and education;
- and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union vice president.
In 2008, she was named campus president, CCAC–North Campus and West Hills Center, adding the additional title of interim campus president, CCAC–Allegheny Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center, in July 2011. She has been in her current position since Jan. 1. Imhoff received the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award at the International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in 2003. She currently serves as president of the Board of Directors, Crisis Center North, serves on the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and is a member of the Holy Family Institute Community Services Board. Imhoff holds a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation education from the Pennsylvania State University, a master of science in education in school psychology from Duquesne University, a master’s certificate in women’s studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in social and comparative analysis in education from the University of Pittsburgh.