On All College Day, part of the celebration of the new semester was the dedication of the Pat Toney Center for Academic Excellence. Vice President of Academic Affairs Patricia A. Toney is retiring after 35 years of service at QCC.
During her time at the college, she served as Dean of Instruction, professor of English as a Second Language, Coordinator of the English as a Second Language Program, High Risk Advisor and previously as an adjunct faculty member in ESL, English and Workforce Development.
“She has been a forthright individual in everything she has done,” said QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry. “She has been strong, she has been passionate, and has had the best interests of the faculty and staff of this institution at heart.”
Dr. Carberry said Ms. Toney was involved in faculty professional development, diversity responsiveness in faculty, curriculum development, online degree development and many more important initiatives during her time at the college.
“As I retire I want to thank you for the enjoyable working relationship over the past 35 years. While I’m happy and excited to be moving on to the next phase of my life, I will miss QCC,” Ms. Toney said.
“I am deeply honored by the dedication of the Center for Academic Excellence. I was very moved by the outpouring of support on All College Day,” she said. “I appreciate all the lovely retirement expressions of kindness, support and well wishes. QCC has been a wonderful place to work because of people like you! I wish you all the best!”