Matthews recognized for helping BSC students succeed
Published 6:42 pm Friday, December 19, 2014
By Susanne Reynolds
On Thursday during Bainbridge State College’s Annual Holiday Gathering, Tony Matthews, Instructor of Biological Sciences and Allied Health at BSC Early County Center, was named December’s “One Matters” reward recipient.
At the beginning of the semester, the “One Matters” campaign was introduced to the faculty and staff by BSC President Dr. Richard Carvajal and his cabinet.
“One Matters” candidates are employees who make an extraordinary effort to reach further than what is expected to enhance student experience and make a direct impact on student success and retention.
Matthews, who has been an instructor for BSCEC since August 2012, was nominated by his colleague, Jessie McGowen, based on his observations of his colleague’s tireless work, cooperation, and enthusiasm to enhance the learning experience of his students.
The instructor is active on campus and in his community. Some of the ways Matthews enhances students’ learning experiences is by teaching extra courses for students that need them, taking field trips with students on his days off and working after hours on campus to ensure everything is ready for upcoming classes.
His colleagues acclaimed Matthews as friendly, open-minded and always up ready to help out on special occasions.
Joann Simpson, Dean of BSC Early County Center, said, “He is always willing to go the extra mile.”