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Maley Selected WKCTC Teacher of the Year

The West Kentucky Community and Technical College student body selected Don Maley as 2010 Teacher of the Year from among 12 nominated faculty members. The selection was announced on Friday, April 30, during a reception in the college Bistro.

Maley, a professor of communications, received his first teacher of the year award in 1978. Maley stated the following about his students, its good to know they still seem to be interested even though our life experiences are so different. Most of the memories I have made in my life were before my current students were even born. Maley has received this honor at least once in each decade hes been teaching; he received the award four times while in his 40s. Im just so proud to know that I have reached students across generations.

Maley of Calvert City earned bachelors and masters degree from Murray State University. He was chair of the Humanities and Related Technologies Division from 1979-1985. A talented and respected performer, Maley has participated in a host of plays and musicals at the Market House Theatre and at the college; most recently he played Emile de Becque in WKCTCs production of South Pacific.

Other nominees were Patricia Buchanan of Benton, assistant professor of radiology; Larry Crain of Carterville, IL, associate professor of machine tool technology; Connie Heflin of Boaz, professor of nursing; Sueann Hely of Paducah, professor of accounting technology; Karen Hlinka of Benton, professor of biology and dean of the science and mathematics division; Tracy Jordan of Smithland, associate professor of English; Tiffinee Morgan of Benton, professor of office systems technology; Sally Roof of Paducah, associate professor; Jason Taylor of Paducah, associate professor of mathematics; Nichole Toon of Fancy Farm, assistant professor of diagnostic sonography; and Fred Washam of Benton, assistant professor of electrical technology.