RC of Fayetteville Vocational Recognition Day
Phil Grant - Master of Ceremonies

2012 Healthcare Employee of the Year - Darrell Cutts
Presented 8-27-12

2012 Public Safety Employee of the Year - Sergeant Katheryne Vogt

Katye began her career with Fayette County 9-1-1 in August of 1992. She worked her way up to Shift Supervisor and in 1998 became the Computer Aided Dispatch Manager. CAD as we call it is the backbone of the Center. It is the computer system that enables the radio officers to distinguish what geographical location each call for service is coming from and what entities need to respond to calls for service. Katye works diligently to maintain each jurisdiction, zone and district separate yet coordinated for response. It is a complex and challenging position and Katye makes it seem effortless. She responds to questions and requests without regard to time of day or day of week. For this her peers chose her as Officer of the year.

2012 Officer of the Year for the Fayetteville Police Department - Officer Keith Jojola

Officer Keith Jojola was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a military family.  He graduated from George Washington High School, Agana, Guam.  He studied for two years and received a certificate in Food & Beverage, Tourism and Hospitality from Guam Community College.  After working in this industry for several years he made the decision to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer.

Officer Jojola began his employment with the Fayetteville Police Department in April 2003 after graduating from the Police Academy in Forsyth, GA.  He came to the department as a rookie officer but it was evident from the first week that Officer Jojola was a hard worker, a quick learner and with time and experience, would become an exceptional police officer.  On his one year evaluation it was written that Officer Jojola displays a strong retention of information received and displays an eagerness to learn.  Subsequent evaluations continue to detail his eagerness to gain experience, knowledge and to develop his technical skills.  Officer Jojola exhibits a strong professional demeanor and shows a high level of respect for everyone he encounters.  This demeanor has enabled him to de-escalate highly emotional situations in order for him to carry out his responsibilities.

In December 2006, Officer Jojola resigned his position with the department so that he could relocate to Nevada to help take care of his family.  During his time in Nevada he continued his law enforcement career at McCarran International Airport with the Airport Police.

In September 2009 Officer Jojola was able to return to Georgia.  In January 2010 he was re-employed as a police officer with the Fayetteville Police Department.  He picked up right where he left off displaying a high degree of professionalism committed to serving both the citizens of our community as well as visitors to our city.

Officer Jojola has numerous letters of appreciation in his personnel file from citizens with whom he has had contact, each detailing his level of caring and professionalism.  He has received the departments Community Service, Good Conduct, Safe Driver, Sharpshooter, and Meritorious Conduct awards.

2012 Fayette County Teacher of the Year - Jacqueline Mullen

Jacqueline Mullen is a high school teacher with a passion for mathematics. She has lived in Fayette County her whole life and credits her success in and out of the classroom to the amazing teachers she had as a student. After graduating from Fayette County High School, she attended Berry College where she majored in mathematics and minored in education. Since earning her degree, she has spent the last seven years teaching at Whitewater High School. She has taught a range of secondary math courses from beginner algebra to advanced pre-calculus. Recently, she has assisted in writing the new math curriculum for the county and in October she will have completed her gifted certification. Jacqueline's role model is her mother who recently retired after teaching elementary school for thirty-three years. She resides in Tyrone with her husband Duane.  When she is not busy trying to convince her student's it is ok to like math, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with extended family.


Special Guests:

Lieutenant Peggy Glaze - Fayette County E9-1-1, Assistant Director

Chief Steven Heaton - Fayetteville Police Department

Major Kevin Gooding - Fayetteville Police Department

Roy Rabold - Principal, Whitewater High School