PARKERSBURG - A retired assistant to the president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received an award from the Association of Community College Trustees.
Patsy Bee received the 2013 Southern Region Professional Board Staff Award and will compete for national-level recognition in October at the 44th association Leadership Congress. WVU-Parkersburg Board Chairman Gerard El Chaar nominated Bee for the award in July.
Bee recently retired as executive assistant to the president. Her 33 years of service spanned four administrations and multiple changes in college identity.
During her tenure, the college transitioned from Parkersburg Community College to a regional campus of West Virginia University and then to a stand-alone college in the state's new community and technical college system. Through all of this, she served as the right-hand person for the board and ensured that new members learned the institution and had what was needed to perform their duties.
"We are extremely proud of Patsy and her accomplishments," said college President Marie Foster Gnage. "Faculty, staff and students have always known they can depend on her. She anticipates the needs of the college, the Board and the community and addresses those needs with a smile. She is most deserving of this honor."
Awardees from each of the five regions will contend for national-level recognition, with one winner in each category to be announced on Friday, Oct. 4 during the Annual ACCT Awards Gala in Seattle. For more information about the ACCT Awards and the 44th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, visit www.acct.org.