Carl Albert State College is proud to announce that Dee Ann Dickerson and Brook Wiersig are the recipients of awards from the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges.
Receiving the Outstanding Professional Staff award is Dee Ann Dickerson. Dickerson serves as the Registrar/VA Coordinator, and also the Graduation Officer. Dickerson holds a Master’s degree from Northeastern State University, and has been employed by Carl Albert since January 1987.
Dee Ann has been a humble cornerstone of the Carl Albert success for over 30 years,” said Bill Nowlin, Vice President Enrollment Management. “I can summarize by saying she is RIGHT for CASC....she always does the RIGHT thing, for the RIGHT reason, in the RIGHT way. This college continues to be blessed by having Dee Ann Dickerson help keep our ship afloat and heading in the right direction.”
Dickerson and her late husband, Senator Larry Dickerson, have one son, John Dickerson, and three grandchildren.
“Any honor given to me is a reflection on those I work with in the Office of Admissions & Records,” said Dickerson. “It is easy to look good when you are surrounded by a smart and dedicated workforce!”
Brook Wiersig, a Carl Albert employee since 2009, is being honored with the Outstanding Faculty Member award. In 2006, Wiersig began teaching at Carl Albert as an adjunct instructor in the biology department, and in 2009, after completing her Master’s degree, was hired as a full-time faculty member. Wiersig serves on the Assessment Team, and is also the Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.
“Mrs. Wiersig is incredibly deserving of this award, having gone above expectations this year and demonstrated great leadership,” said Dr. Marc Willis, Vice President Academic Affairs. “From serving as chair of our Academic Assessment committee, developing and piloting several new courses, serving as part of our Assessment Academy team, and chairing the Biological Science Course Equivalency meeting this year, Brook's inspiration and spirit have been remarkable. Top that off with her work in the classroom and there is no doubt that she is more than deserving of this recognition. We are so thankful for the effort and team dynamic displayed by Brook and the rest of our faculty; they truly are the foundation upon which the college is built and the key to the success of our students.”
Wiersig has been married to her husband Josh for 15 years and they have two children, Oliver and Nora. She enjoys mountain biking, running, and camping with her family. “I appreciate the high standards of Carl Albert State College and enjoy the sense of community we have,” said Wiersig. “I especially enjoy getting to share my love for biology with students and help equip them for their future.”
Wiersig and Dickerson will be recognized at the OACC Virtual Annual Conference to be held January 29, 2021.