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May 15, 2019
Randall Receives Award

Randall Receives Award

There is always a teacher that stands out to students in the course of their education. This was evident recently when Dr. Pamela Randall, assistant professor and program director for Longwood University’s Elementary Education program at New College Institute was presented the Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award at NCI’s annual student recognition reception.

Jan Turner, a 2015 graduate and pre-school teacher said, “She understands the problems non-traditional students face and gave me the confidence to grow.”

“As a new graduate of Patrick Henry Community College, Dr. Randall guided me toward my decision to enroll in the elementary education program and stayed in touch through numerous meetings and text messages,” said junior, Willie Greene.

Randall was formerly a school choral and music director and assistant principal in Henry County Schools and Carlisle before joining Longwood’s Elementary Education Program at NCI in 2011. She has also taught at Averett and Liberty Universities.

“She was tough and unwavering in her expectations for the program and each student’s success, said Jennifer Hairston, Class of 2013. The path of my life was changed by the dedication shown by Dr. Randall.”

“I am touched, honored and very appreciative of this award,” said Randall.

The award includes a monetary prize and a plaque. It was made possible by an endowment established through New College Foundation in 2010 in memory of Johnson who taught for several decades at the former Albert Harris High School and Martinsville High School. It is awarded to a faculty member selected among nominations from students, alumni, and staff at New College Institute.