The Sampson Community College Faculty Senate has awarded longtime instructor, Lewis Gravis, a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service as leader of the group for the past year. Gravis, who has been at SCC for more than two and a half decades, served as 2017-2018 President of Faculty Senate. He was also Vice-President of Faculty Senate the year prior.
The focus of the group is to serve as official representation of the faculty to the administration and Board of Trustees concerning matters of interest to the faculty. It provides an open forum for faculty discussion on issues of academic or professional concern. The group affords the faculty an organized voice in originating and implementing policies of education and institutional nature.
“The main mission of the group in my opinion is to encourage the professional growth of faculty,” says Gravis. “To foster an environment where issues can be brought up, considered and maybe corrected where necessary.”
Angela Marco, who presented the award to Gravis, currently serves as vice president and will become the 2018-2019 faculty senate president this August.