Collin College recently honored a number of its employees during its All College Day on Aug. 15.

Dr. Dawn Richardson, a professor of chemistry, was named the Collin College Professor of the Year.

Professor of the Year

Richardson, a Frisco resident, has been a full-time professor at Collin College since fall 2006. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Manitoba, her master of science from North Dakota State University and her doctorate from Texas Tech University.

She is treasurer of the Faculty council, has served on the Core Objectives Assessment Team, the Retention Council, the Sabbatical Leave Committee and the Scholarship Selection Committee. She was the local chair of the National Chemistry Olympiad program in 2009-10.

Recognition of Service and Excellence (ROSE) 

Deborah Hall of Frisco was the recipient of the full-time Recognition of Service and Excellence (ROSE) award while Lisa Middleton of Plano received the part-time ROSE award.

Hall is the administrative assistant at the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement and has been at the college for almost four years.

Middleton has been the accompanist with the Collin College dance program since August 2004.

Collin College serves about 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.