Excellence in Teaching Award

Vonda Godette is the chair of the Medical Assisting Program and our 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.“It’s a good day when I see a light come on for one of my students and all of a Godette Excellence Teachersudden they get it,” says Vonda Godette.  “I love that!  It makes me feel like I’ve done  something positive.”

Vonda exudes that kind of warmth and compassion in all of her interactions.  Vonda earned her Nurse Aid and Medical Assisting credentials at Carteret Community College.  While she was working, she pursued a career in nursing and earned an RN, BSN, and MSN from East Carolina University.  She returned to Carteret Community College to be a part of the Medical Assisting faculty in 2004.

Students say they appreciate Vonda’s listening skills and her open-door policy.  She shows them respect and models professional behavior for them.  Through Vonda, the Medical Assisting program has grown, and she has students on clinical rotations in 23 different sites in Eastern North Carolina.  Her dedication to creating a professional office setting in her classroom and challenging students to be the best they can be has earned her the admiration of her peers and students.

The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes faculty who exemplify the highest quality of teaching.  One of the things that makes the Excellence in Teaching Award so meaningful, is that the recipient is selected by her peers as being an outstanding educator.  The recipient goes on to represent the College in a statewide Excellence in Teaching selection process.

The Excellence in Teaching Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges in 1985.  This award provides statewide recognition of faculty members who exemplify the highest quality and standards of instruction throughout the North Carolina Community College System.

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