Fred Parker has been named director of Walters States Claiborne County Center for Higher Education.
The Claiborne County native began working at the college in 1998 as an assistant professor of math-
Dr. Orville Bach, professor of business, has been inducted into the Students in Free Enterprise Hall of
Fame for his work as a SIFE faculty advisor. Bach is the nations twelfth inductee and only the second
from a two-year-college. His teams have been to the international SIFE competition in Kansas City, Mo.
ten times in the last 13 years, including this year.
Dr. Dennis Elkins, dean of humanities, professor of speech and theatre and head of the department of
music and theatre recently received the Tennessee Board of Regents Distance Education Committee
Award for his efforts in developing on-line classes.
Several long-time employees of the college have retired. Dr. Anne Armstrong, professor of English, has
left after 30 years. Another of the colleges original employees, Glenora Hall, associate professor of
mathematics, has also stepped down. And after three full decades, Brian Walter has retired from his job
as associate professor of history
John Evans, associate professor of criminal justice technology, dean of Public Safety and director of the
Regional Law Enforcement Academy, has been inducted into Walters States Public Safety Hall of
Fame. Evans, who came to WSCC in 1993, spent several years working with the FBI and other law
enforcement agencies. He has also written three books.
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