Southern employees recognized at Governance Day


Joe Linville receives Employee of the Year Award from Southern President


Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College recognized several employees during their fourth annual Governance Day last week.

Employee of the year went to Joe Linville. Linville is Director of Facilities and Campus Operations for all Southern campuses. Moreover, Linville is a sportscaster for WVOW.

Southern's President, Dr. Pamela Alderman said Joe's contributions during this difficult year were significant.


"He oversaw the Covid testing and vaccinations on our campuses," Alderman said. "Through his efforts, we were able to fully vaccinate 55 to 60% of our employees, allied health and nursing students."


Linville said he was honored with the award, but he gave most of the credit to his staff.

“I really can’t take all the credit,” Linville said. “I have a great staff that works for me. I just tried to step up and do a good job for the school, the employees and the students.


Alderman went on to say, "Joe is consistent and always willing to work with and accommodate. We are lucky to have him.”

Two faculty members and two staff members were also recognized with awards.

Dr. Pamela Alderman called this year’s Savas Kostas Awards for Excellence recipients more than deserving. “These employees go above and beyond and I couldn’t be more proud to recognize them in this way.”


Jennifer Dove, administrative assistant to the president, Adrian May, Controller, Rick Thompson, Professor of Computer Information Technology, and Misha Herndon, Coordinator Surgical Technology Program were awarded certificates and a monetary award.

The awards are given in recognition for significant contributions to the college, the community, and to improve education in southern West Virginia. The awards are presented each year in memory of George Kostas.

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