Department Head for Comprehensive Studies, Academic and Career Foundations Division & Program Director for the College, Career, and Life Skills
Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, B.A. (double major in Spanish and English), Clemson University and Master’s in Teaching Foreign Language, University of Southern Mississippi
Corey Evans is one of many Tri-County alumni who has received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence, the highest award presented to the faculty at spring commencement each year. The medallion is presented to the instructor who has contributed the most during the academic year to the profession of teaching, to the development of the College and to the students. Corey was honored in 2018.
He began teaching developmental English at Tri-County during the 2005-2006 academic year. Later, after joining the Arts and Sciences Division as a full-time Spanish instructor in January 2010, he revived his interest in teaching developmental English and added college skills and freshman seminar courses for the Comprehensive Studies department into his mix of classes.
“Corey is passionate about helping students succeed so he embraces the opportunity to reach as many students as possible in as many ways possible,” said Jennifer Hulehan, dean of the Academic and Career Foundations division.
Humanities Department Head Dr. Della Vanhuss echoed her admiration of his dedication to student success. “Corey is an excellent instructor/advisor,” she said, adding, “I appreciate the diversity of his interests and his love for Tri-County Technical College.”
Dr. Vanhuss served as his advisor and department head when he was a student at Tri-County. “I can remember many long conversations about his plans and goals. Tri-County is best served when our faculty/staff believe in the mission of the College. Corey is one of our success stories. He now has the opportunity to show his students how to make their dreams come true.”
One student summed it up when he wrote, “He brought in great resources and people to let us know we do not have to struggle through college, much less struggle alone.”
Corey taught adjunct Spanish classes beginning in 2007 before becoming a full-time instructor at Tri-County. Prior to that, he taught classes at Georgia State University and at Clemson University, where he was a full-time Spanish lecturer.
He says he likes to think about how his roles at the College have evolved from student, to alumnus, to adjunct and then full-time faculty member, to an administrative role. He enjoys sharing his 20 years of TCTC experience not only with students but with new faculty and staff, as well.