Judy Hayman says her goodbyes
Feb 5, 2014
After 34 years of service, HCC Southwest Associate Dean of Instructional Support Judy Hayman is saying farewell to friends and colleagues. A retirement party in her honor will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, in the West Loop auditorium. Hayman’s actual career in education started 42 years ago as a public-school elementary teacher and later as a reading specialist for high schools.
“When I started at HCC, there was only the Central College location, and classes were held in HISD’s (Houston Independent School District) high-school classrooms at night,” says Hayman about the evolution of HCC. “When HCC split into six colleges, I came to Southwest.”
Hayman has made several contributions to the community and college. She was instrumental in getting the Alternative Teaching Certification Programs to HCC and serves as co-director of T-STEM. She is also a council member for the regional P-16, serving as a liaison between HCC and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create a college-going culture.
Hayman’s accolades are well-known. She has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching award; the HCC Teaching and Learning Excellence Award; the Student Engagement Innovation Award; and the West Houston Chamber of Commerce’s Special Recognition for Teacher of the Year.
As for her new life ahead, this sixth-generation Texan has no set plans at this point.
“I would like to travel and do some gardening,” she says candidly. “I might even paint the house.”