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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – December 4, 2017 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that seven faculty members were recognized as John E. and Suanne D. Roueche Excellence Award Recipients by the League for Innovation in the Community College (League). Named in recognition of the outstanding contributions of John and Suanne Roueche to the community college field, this award celebrates faculty and staff who exemplify exceptional teaching and leadership.

FTCC’s award recipients are Jennifer Bledsoe, Instructor, Psychology; Chrisha Dolan, Biology Instructor, Science and Math: Robin Pusztay, Instructor/Chair, Horticulture; Tori Quismundo, Computer Science Instructor, Computer Science; Larry Vick, Instructor, Criminal Justice; Michele Walden, Instructor/Chair, Mammography; & Ray Walters, Business Instructor, Business Administration.

John E. and Suanne D. Roueche, leaders in the community college field and early proponents of the idea that teachers have major responsibility for how well students perform in the classroom, have been partners and friends of the League for Innovation in the Community College for over thirty-five years. What began as a working relationship with the founders of the League has evolved into a full-fledged partnership through collaborative efforts on projects of mutual interest and national concern.

In 2012, the League, a consortium more than 500 community colleges dedicated to cultivating innovative practices and excellence in the community colleges, established the John E. and Suanne D. Roueche Excellence Awards as a tribute to outstanding contribution and leadership in community college faculty and staff. The awards are open to League Board and Alliance member colleges, and recipients will be recognized with activities throughout the League’s annual Innovation Conference being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland, in March 2018. For more information, visit

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