Wylie, Kosman honored by NCCA

Longtime Western Nebraska Community College instructor Dr. Guy Wylie former WNCC student WIlla Kosman were recently honored at the Nebraska Community College Association (NCCA)Conference in North Platte.

Dr. Guy Wylie received the 2013 Faculty Member Award. Wylie has taught full-time at WNCC since January 1977 in the areas of psychology, counseling, and human service work.

Over the years, Wylie has served in key college committee leadership roles like co-chairing the WNCC Assessment Committee, serving as the social sciences division chair for six years and as faculty representative to the Western Community College Area Board of Governors. WNCC President Todd Holcomb calls Wylie a "role model" for other faculty.

Willa Kosman received the Nebraska Community College Association (NCCA) 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Kosman, a 1987 graduate of Western Nebraska Community College, and a Chadron State College grad, worked as a substitute teacher and an adult basic education GED instructor.

However, her passion has been volunteering and leading on key community projects. Two of her most notable volunteer efforts have been the fundraising and construction of Centennial Park and organizing the revitalization of the historic Midwest Theater in downtown Scottsbluff.

Kosman also served as a member of the State College Board of Trustees.

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