Nathan Ward of Mooreville has been selected as Itawamba Community College’s Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award nominee for 2021.
He will present “Crossing the Bar: Attaining Student Success,” at 6 p.m., Jan. 26, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Limited seating will be available, but livestream will be provided.
He will be honored at the Mississippi Humanities Council Public Awards ceremony, Mar. 26, in Jackson. “This is an unexpected, but completely appreciated honor,” Ward said. “ICC demands success on every level, and it is hard for me to imagine working anywhere else.”
A 1998 graduate of ICC, Ward earned both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi. Since 2007, he has served as an English instructor at ICC, where he also has been a supplemental instruction technician since 2018. His employment history includes New Albany High School, Tupelo High School, the University of Mississippi and adjunct English instructor at ICC. Ward serves as Sigma Kappa Delta faculty sponsor at ICC. He is a member of ICC’s Curriculum and Academic Calendar and Enrollment committees and a student adviser. His professional memberships and affiliations include SKD, the National Council of Teachers of English and National Writing Project/University of Mississippi Writing Project.
His honors are William Winter Faculty Scholar Award, Lamplighter Award, HEADWAE 2018 Outstanding Faculty honoree, ICC Leadership Development Institute graduate and QEP Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.
He is the worship leader at Trinity Baptist Church in Fulton. Ward and his wife, Kelly, are the parents of Ely, 19; Braydy, 16; and Luke, 13.