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Staff Awards


We are delighted to announce the winners of the Staff Awards 2022 recognising the achievements and efforts of our colleagues in the 2021/22 academic year. Congratulations to all the recipients:


Lecturer of the Year

Winner - Robert Tessier, Lecturer in Catering and Hospitality Lecturer (Ballymena).

Runner Up - Sophie Carlisle-Norton, Lecturer in Hairdressing and Barbering (Newtownabbey).

Excellence in Supporting Students

Winner - Karla Kosch, Foundation Degree Coordinator, Advanced Technologies (Ballymena).

Runner Up - Lauren Millar, Educational Support (Coleraine).

Professional Services Team of the Year

Winner - The Finance Team
(Caroline McCloskey, Denise Kearney, Brenda Carson, Ruth Acheson, Heather McEldowney, Janet Hastings, Liam Brown, Oisin McGahon, David Clarke, Julie Robinson, Kathleen Dodds and Mary Goodwin).

Runner Up - Ballymena Estates Team
(Adrian Verner, Kevin McMullan, James McCabe, Stephen Verner, Chris Mawhinney and Ian French).

Excellence in Teaching Innovation

Winner - Emma Butler, Computing Lecturer, Advanced Technologies (Newtownabbey).

Runner Up - Amanda Black, Lecturer Beauty Therapy (Newtownabbey).

Curriculum Team of the Year

Winner - Beauty Therapy Department, Ballymoney Campus
(Alison Jackson and Caitlin Lynn).

Runner Up - Counselling Team Level 2-5
(Minford McBride, Michelle Laverty, Nicola Quigg, Nichola Burke, Roisin Faulkner, and Anne McCann).

New Start of the Year

Winner - Aisleen Keenan, Lecturer in Animal Management (Newtownabbey).

Runner Up - Fiona Johnstone, Education Support Co-ordinator, Student Services (Newtownabbey).

Team Player of the Year

Winner - Anne-Marie McAleese, Lecturer in Health and Social Care.

Runner Up - Majella Quinn, Curriculum Area Manager, Essential Skills (Magherafelt).

Best New Course 2021/22

Winner - Level 3 Advanced Technical, IT (Newtownabbey)
(Emma Butler).

Runner Up - Dental Nursing (Magherafelt)
(Jacqui McAllister, Lesley McCausland, Laura Kelly and Michelle McWilliams).

Professional Services Team Member of the Year

Winner - Sam McIlwaine, IT Operations Analyst (Ballymena).

Runner Up - Neil Gorman, Senior Exams Officer (Newtownabbey).

Excellence in the Community and Society

Winner - Ballymoney Early Years Team
(Beth Thompson, Elaine Hegarty, Heather Nesbitt, Laura-Jayne Archibald, Tanya Blair and Kasala McCurdy).

Runner Up - Lisa McAuley, PTL ESOL Essential Skills Department (Newtownabbey).

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Champion

Winner - Lauren Millar, Education Support coordinator, Student services (Coleraine).

Runner Up - Carrie Fleming, Student Engagement Officer (Newtownabbey).

Previous Staff Award Winners

2021 Award Winners
2020 Award Winners
2018 Award Winners