ECC director of respiratory therapy clinical education Tim King is the recipient of Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair.

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ECC director of respiratory therapy clinical education Tim King is the recipient of Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair.

Respiratory therapy instructor named ECC faculty chair

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Tim King, director of respiratory therapy clinical education and respiratory therapy instructor at Edgecombe Community College, has been named the recipient of the 2012-2013 Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair.

“This award is an awesome honor,” he said in accepting the award during a recent reception hosted by the ECC Foundation. “Edgecombe Community College is the best place in the world to work.”

The chair was endowed by Keihin Carolina System Technology through a $100,000 gift in 2007, and it rewards excellence in teaching.

King, a resident of Roanoke Rapids, has been an instructor at ECC for 10 years. He is a graduate of ECC’s first Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Therapy class in 1990. He also holds a bachelor’s in applied science degree in business management from Mount Olive College.

In December, he will receive an MBA degree from Fayetteville State University. King has served as treasurer of the N.C. Society for Respiratory Care. He also served as professional standards committee chair of the group.

“There are no words to adequately convey what Tim means to me, our department, and our students,” said Ralph Webb, respiratory therapy program chair. “Every day, he gives 200 percent to Edgecombe Community College.”