Amy Alday Murray Receives Community College Excellence Award at the American Association for Women in Community Colleges Fall Conference

January 4, 2019
Amy Alday Murray recognized with Oregon American Association of Women in Community Colleges - Community College Excellence Award

Tillamook, OR.  At the 2018 American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) fall conference, Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) awarded Amy Alday-Murray a Community College Excellence Award. The award celebrates an individual whose accomplishments made a difference for women at the college over the past year.

Amy has been working for Oregon community colleges for over 12 years. She began her foray into community college service as a curriculum specialist at Portland Community College. Prior to that she served at the state office at the Oregon Department of Education. Amy has a history of quality contributions to education in Oregon.

TBCC nominated Amy, not just for her career accomplishments to date, but specifically for her work at Tillamook Bay Community College. Amy began at TBCC as a CASE grant career coach. She worked tirelessly to support students and shared her skills and experience across the TBCC campus, which was in the process of becoming independently accredited.

Amy’s heart for helping students to succeed is unparalleled. Students she guided during the CASE grant still return to campus to seek her out and share their personal milestones.

Here is an excerpt from the nomination for Amy. “…Amy is a true mentor to others. She is a patient listener and steady voice of knowledge and reason in uncertain situations. She volunteered to co-chair the TBCC Equity and Inclusion Committee because of her deep belief in the work. She has a gift for understanding people and gives back to those around her selflessly.”  Congratulations Amy!