Collin College Logo
Collin College Awards Faculty and Staff

Collin College News Release Header Image

Collin College Awards Faculty and Staff

September 2, 2014 – Collin College honored several of its employees recently at its All College Day on Friday, Aug. 15.

Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy, named Professor of the Year (full-time)
Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy, named Professor of the Year (full-time)

Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy, professor of chemistry, was named the Full-Time Collin College Professor of the Year. El-Ashmawy, of Prosper, has been a full-time professor at Collin College more than 25 years. She earned her master of science degree Texas A&M University and her doctorate from the University of North Texas. In 2013 she was named as a prestigious American Chemistry Society Fellow.

Leah Beck (center), named Professor of the Year (part-time), stands with District President Cary Israel (l-r), Dr.  Mary McRae, VP/Provost of the Spring Creek Campus, Dr. Brenda Kihl, VP/Provost of the Preston Ridge Campus and Dr. Sherry Schumann, VP/Provost of the Central Park Campus.
Leah Beck (center), named Professor of the Year (part-time), stands with District President Cary Israel (l-r), Dr. Mary McRae, VP/Provost of the Spring Creek Campus, Dr. Brenda Kihl, VP/Provost of the Preston Ridge Campus and Dr. Sherry Schumann, VP/Provost of the Central Park Campus.

Leah Beck, professor of mathematics, was named the Part-Time Collin College Professor of the Year. Beck, of McKinney, has been with the college for one year and earned her Master of Science degree from Texas Woman's University.

Ann Thompson, received the Recognition of Service and Excellence Award (ROSE) for full-time employees
Ann Thompson, received the Recognition of Service and Excellence Award (ROSE) for full-time employees

Ann Thompson received the full-time Recognition of Service and Excellence (ROSE) award and Betty Correll was given the part-time ROSE award.

Betty Correll, who received the Recognition of Service and Excellence Award (ROSE) for part-time employees, stands with Cary Israel, district president of Collin College.
Betty Correll, who received the Recognition of Service and Excellence Award (ROSE) for part-time employees, stands with Cary Israel, district president of Collin College.

Thompson, of Plano, is a budget analyst and has been at the college for 12 years. Correll, of Princeton, is the Central Park Campus Writing Center director and has been with the college for more than 25 years.

Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.