Frederic Allison Henney, EdD

Frederic Henney

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Thomas Nelson Community College
Location: Yorktown, Virginia, United States

Frederic Allison Henney, EdD, Professor Emeritus at Thomas Nelson Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military service and higher education.

Supported by over 45 years of practiced industry experience, Dr. Henney is a distinguished educator who has held the title of professor emeritus at Thomas Nelson Community College since 2000, having formerly served as a professor of English from 1982 to 2000. Prior to this role, he served the college as assistant to the president from 1979 to 1982 and a coordinator of evening programs from 1974 to 1979. He commenced his career in education as the director of student services at Rappahannock Community College in 1973, holding this role for one year.

Previously, Dr. Henney spent much of his career in the military, serving the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1971. Commencing his military career as a member of the wing management analysis committee with the 363rd Tactical Recon Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, he was deployed to the Republic of Korea and Japan in 1954, serving as a reconnaissance pilot. Subsequently acting as a ground training officer, instructor pilot, honor flight commander and base passive defense officer, he was then relocated to Naples, Italy, in 1962 as an assistant plans officer and director of the AFSouth Language Laboratory with HQ Allied Forces. Dr. Henney accrued 50 combat missions in Vietnam as the aircraft commander and 154 hours of combat flying training throughout his military career, retiring at Langley Air Force Base in 1971.

Dr. Henney holds a Bachelor of Science in military engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina, and a Doctor of Education in higher education administration from the College of William and Mary. He has additionally completed coursework at multiple air force bases along the East Coast between 1951 and 1953. He is a licensed pilot of single- and multi-engine land aircrafts, as well as an instrument pilot instructor for the United States Air Force.

In his spare time, Dr. Henney serves as an editor of children’s books and novels written by his wife, Carolee Wells Henney. Likewise, he has maintained affiliation with the Air Force Association, the Two-Year College English Association, the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, and Kappa Delta Pi. In recognition of his exceptional military service, he received a Joint Services Commendation Medal and a U.S. Air Force Air Medal. In addition, he has been featured in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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