“I want to thank Cleveland Community College, the Cleveland Community College Foundation, and the Excellence in Teaching Interview Committee, for the opportunity to interview, and subsequently be presented with, the 2017 Cleveland Community College Excellence in Teaching Award,” said Vassey. “I am but one member of a team of people, and this award is truly representative of the hard work each of us puts forth to contribute to the success of law enforcement programs, and the College.”
Vassey holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University, two Bachelor degrees from Western Carolina University (one in Criminal Justice and the other in Emergency and Disaster Management) and an Associate’s degree from Isothermal Community College in Criminal Justice. He has also completed two certificate programs from the NC Justice Academy, and has also been awarded the Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the NC Criminal Justice Standards Commission (CJS). Vassey is a law enforcement General Instructor and holds several law enforcement specialized instructor certifications as well, all of which are issued through the CJS.
In his spare time, Vassey enjoys camping, hiking, sporting events and spending time at the lake. Most importantly he enjoys spending time with family, and assisting at various sporting events for his children.
He is married and has three children.