An instructor at the Thomson Campus of Augusta Technical College has been named "Teacher of the Year" for the institution.
Marcus Matthews, an instructor at the Thomson Campus of Augusta Tech, has been named the college's Teacher of the Year.
Marcus Matthews, Horticulture Department Chairman and instructor, recently received this special recognition and will now take part in competition to select the statewide "Teacher of the Year" among Georgia's technical colleges.
Mr. Matthews earned two diplomas as an Augusta Tech student. He completed the Environmental Horticulture program in 1999 and the Golf Course Management curriculum in June 2005. Mr. Matthews was a nominee for "Student of the Year" at Augusta Technical College in 1999.
His employment with the college began in July 2001.
He also received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Augusta State University where he played baseball for the Jaguars and was named Team Captain in 1998.
Mr. Matthews is a graduate of Lincoln County High School where he excelled in the classroom and on the gridiron.
His professional affiliations include a wide array of organizations in area high schools as well as community groups throughout the Central Savannah River Area.
In addition, he has been active with several civic organizations such as the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce where he served as President in 2002.
Mr. Matthews has previously been employed by R.A. Dudley Nursery in Thomson and Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick, S.C.
He is the co-owner of Creekside Farm, a landscape design, installation, lawn maintenance company in Lincolnton.
Mr. Matthews is a member and deacon at Greenwood Baptist Church in Lincolnton where Mr. Matthews serves as Chairman of the Grounds Committee.
He is the son of Randall and Mary Anne Matthews of Lincolnton.