Fonda Hawley has served Pierpont and Fairmont State University as an adjunct faculty member since 1977 and has made significant contributions with her expertise in content and teaching, as well as her constant support of her students.
She has a bachelor's degree from Concord College and a master's degree in Vocational Education from West Virginia University. She is a retired Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Mannington Middle School, where she taught consumer education. As a teacher, she received the West Virginia Middle School Consumer Educator Award in 1991 and the West Virginia Outstanding Teacher Award from the West Virginia Family and Consumer Sciences Association in 1995.
For Pierpont, she teaches lab-based classes and online classes. Her online classes are considered "best practices" in action and are used as a model by other faculty members. Her teaching style is engaged and effective.
"Fonda maintains high energy for teaching and has embraced new technologies," Montgomery said. "She typifies the commitment of our community college adjunct faculty workforce, so necessary to keep the doors open and the programming fresh. She represents all of the expertise, the commitment and dedication so critical to the delivery of the community college curriculum. She typifies the best of our adjunct faculty."