Spicer named New Horizon Support Staff Honoree

Mindy SpicerMindy Spicer of Hazard, Web Specialist, has been named the Support Staff New Horizon Award honoree at Hazard Community and Technical College. She will be recognized in May by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Ms. Spicer is recognized for her work with the college website and keeping information current, providing professional development opportunities for all employees, and tabs she created on the college s Facebook page to make it more user friendly.

She established HCTC s Web Content Procedures which streamlined the updating process at the College s website Hazard.KCTCS.edu and works with employees on an individual basis to assist them in updating pages.

Apart from the trainings she developed for content reviewers, Mindy accepted a leadership role and coordinated training session for all employees called Tech Friday. HCTC serves six different locations providing professional development to all employees. Tech Friday events have been held primarily at the Hazard Campus but through Mindy s forward thinking employees at other campuses are now attending the sessions online via Microsoft Lync. Utilizing this delivery method of training, over 150 employees received training in 18 various workshops in just a three-month period.

Mindy has developed custom Facebook Tabs on each of the HCTC Facebook pages. These customized tabs allow users to see all of our media venues and quickly go from the HCTC Facebook page to the Kentucky School of Craft, Kentucky School of Bluegrass amp; Traditional Music, Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts, HCTC Alumni, Workforce Solutions, HCTC Twitter, YouTube Channel, website and the University Center of the Mountains.

Ms. Spicer started at HCTC in May 2006. I m honored to receive this award and to be a part of the HCTC family, Ms. Spicer said. She said she enjoyed working at the college because of the opportunity it brings to improve the lives of students.

Donna Roark, Chief Information Officer, praised Ms. Spicer for her work ethic and creativity. Mindy is an excellent employee, takes great pride in her work and constantly looks for ways to improve, she said. HCTC President Dr. Steve Greiner said he has been pleased to see Ms. Spicer become an extraordinary emerging leader in innovative technology solutions.

Ms. Spicer s future plans include earning a master s degree and perhaps become an instructor at HCTC.
She holds an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology from HCTC and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology at Western Kentucky University.

She and her daughter Sara, age 8, live in Hazard.