Carla Hammonds returned to her school alma mater for a prolonged profession in larger education.
The 45-year-old graduated from Central Hardin High School in 1994, then earned an affiliate diploma from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, then known as Elizabethtown Community College.
With diploma in hand, Hammonds went to work for Knight’s Mechanical, the place she labored for 12 years in accounting and human assets.
When she took maternity depart, she discovered a couple of senior administrative assistant place open at ECTC.
“It really piqued my interest, because I was also very interested in being in an environment where I could impact the education of the students of our region,” she mentioned.
Hammonds labored in that place for 12 years earlier than transferring into her present function as amenities management and challenge coordinator. She’s been in that function for 4 years.
Since 2018, Hammonds has labored with management on the school, Kentucky Community and Technical College System officers and the Kentucky Division of Engineering on a scholar middle renovation challenge. Demolition is underway and the purpose is for the ability to be accomplished in 2023.
The scholar middle will home a meals service facility managed by the culinary arts division together with the college middle that gives workplace area for four-year school switch companions. The partnership permits college students to earn a bachelor’s diploma with out leaving the realm.
The constructing additionally contains an elevator, new restrooms and new fireplace alarm and sprinkler methods.
Brent Holsclaw, chief operations officer for amenities management, known as Hammonds the “go-to-person” when one thing must be accomplished with amenities on the school.
“She has the perfect personality, always patient and meticulous,” he mentioned. “She has an incredible ability to build relationships and perseveres through any obstacle in her way.”
Her imaginative and prescient for the campuses’ future is ahead pondering, Holsclaw mentioned, including she is making ready ECTC to satisfy wants of future college students and the group.
“One of the best parts of my job is working with my colleagues to create innovative classrooms that support learning,” Hammonds mentioned.
Doing that helps college students develop into profitable with their very own instructional objectives, she mentioned.
Many of the buildings on the college have been constructed in the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, Hammonds mentioned. Another of her objectives is to ensure the lecture rooms are in the twenty first century with furnishings and applied sciences.
Along with the amenities work she does, Hammonds enjoys working with colleagues and appreciates the worth of teamwork among the many workers.
Sheila Musick, senior administrative assistant in amenities management, known as Hammonds a bundle of information and expertise that’s discovered in a small package deal.
“When I started here three-and-a-half years ago, she helped me get on my feet and trained me on procedures here at the college, all while juggling a dozen projects for the campus,” Musick mentioned. “Carla is a genuinely thoughtful and helpful person who will drop everything and jump in where and when needed while never giving a second thought to how it effects all her other deadlines.”
Musick mentioned Hammonds is a pleasure to work with at ECTC.
Future objectives in Hammonds work embrace finishing the Glendale Training Center, renovations in the Occupational Technical Building, enlargement on the Leitchfield campus and persevering with to take care of and improve current amenities in all of the campuses to help college students, college and workers.
Becca Owsley could be reached at 270-505-1416 firstname.lastname@example.org.