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Extra Effort Awards – September 24, 2021

Electra Arzola, Recruiter, Human Resources – Nominated Anonymously
Electra has really stepped up and gone above and beyond during the transition in Human Resources.  She has a positive attitude and is always willing to step in and figure it out to get the job done.  She is an exceptional asset to the HR team, and we’re so thankful she chose JCCC.


Sasha Edelman, Administrative Assistant, Science Division/Life Sciences – Nominated by Jennifer Menon Parker
Sasha has been brilliant at being able to pivot while building our complicated schedules.  As COVID continues to be an issue, Sasha has worked on the weekends and late in the evenings to capture the various changes that faculty have been forced to make to optimize the delivery platforms for our students.  She does all of this with quiet grace and outstanding efficiency.  We all owe her a debt of gratitude.  Her diligence has allowed our division to continue to grow even in the face of these challenging times.


Joyce Friedel, Administrative Assistant, Academic Achievement Center – Nominated by Valerie Mann
Joyce is an administrative assistant in the Academic Achievement Center, who has distinguished herself as a great support for students on the 1st floor of the Academic Resource Centers.  She goes above and beyond to provide great customer service, help students find their way, and customize her help to make being a college student even better!
She has helped institute the proctoring this fall for the Language Resource Center and administers these assessments as a help to the director on the weekends and when needed.  She also treats students with kindness and solves their needs for a study room in a way that helps make the process pleasant! We feel so glad to have her as part of our team!


Nancy Waters, Learning Specialist, Academic Achievement Center – Nominated by Kaitlin Krumsick
Nancy is such a bright and encouraging presence in the AAC.  She has gone above and beyond in the first few weeks of the semester, helping students get adjusted to collegiate coursework.  Even in challenging circumstances, Nancy is positive and always works hard to solve the problem.  She has also been so helpful in making sure the AAC is running smoothly for all staff and students.


Becky Sears, Computer Lab Instructor, JCAE
Jennifer Schrowe, Computer Lab Instructor, JCAE
– Nominated by Leslie Dykstra
Becky and Jennifer work so hard to get all our testing materials ready for our students in August. They help with all JCAE programs, ABE/GED, English Connection and ESL. Becky and Jennifer helped over 500 students test and get prepared for classes to begin. They always say, “yes” and “how can I help?” We are so lucky to have them on our team.


During the Fall 2021 semester, the virtual Extra Effort Awards will be announced monthly.  The virtual Extra Effort Award nomination form can be found at https://blogs.jccc.edu/staffdev/awards/extra-effort/