CLEARWATER Clearwater Christian College presented Dawn Andrews of Belleview with the first Howard Mattice Memorial Impact Award for outstanding service to her students. A teacher at Ocala Christian Academy, Andrews was nominated by incoming CCC freshman and global nursing major, Harlee Campbell of Williston.
Campbell is a graduate of Ocala Christian Academy and the daughter of Jack and Irrie Campbell.
The purpose of the Howard Mattice Memorial Impact Award is to help incoming CCC students recognize teachers who have helped them get where they are in their educational journey and to remember the legacy of Dr. Howard Mattice. Entering students are invited to nominate a teacher that had the greatest impact on them academically, socially or spiritually in high school. From the list of nominees, the college selects one person to be recognized.
Andrews, a 1996 CCC mathematics alum, teaches math and sign language at OCA. As an alum, Andrews is a past student of Dr. Mattice.
Mrs. Andrews is an amazing woman who always puts her students first; she never expects anything in return, Campbell said. If I ever needed anything, whether it was advice or something more tangible, Mrs. Andrews would always be there to lend me a helping hand. She would sit me down and take me to scriptures in the Bible and showed me how to handle the problem. Mrs. Andrews attended CCC and was one of the reasons why I decided to attend. She is the best teacher I have ever had. I believe her to be everything a Christian teacher should be.