College professional agency honors Schmeltzer, Babb


Wayne Community College’s unit of the Association of Educational Office Professionals honored its administrator and professional of the year at its annual Administrators Luncheon.

Tracy Schmeltzer, dean of the school’s business and computer technologies division, was presented the 2019 Administrator of the Year award.

“She creates a positive, mission-driven environment which allows individuals to develop and excel. She maintains high standards for the programs and promotes student success,” Pat Sasser, the school’s AEOP awards committee chair, said of Schmeltzer. “She is an active member of several WCC committees and her leadership reaches beyond the walls of the college on committees in our community and beyond.”

Erica Babb, administrative secretary for the school’s transitional programs for college and career department, was named the Educational Office Professional of the Year.

Babb was lauded for her “we can do all things together” attitude. “She is never too busy to lend a helping hand in projects for the college and WCCAEOP,” Sasser said. Babb has been involved at the local, district, and state AEOP levels, including holding office in the college’s unit.

Both women will be the unit’s nominees for the same awards at the next level, North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals District 12. If they succeed there, they will be candidates for the same awards at the state level.

WCC’s Association of Educational Office Professionals is a member organization of the N.C. Association of Educational Office Professionals.


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