Welcome to Staff Development!

June 20: Extra Effort & Team Effort Awards


Billy Carpenter
, Acting Plumbing/Electrical Supervisor, Maintenance – nominated by Troy Dooling

Billy has a wonderful impact on morale and is always stepping up to get things done. He goes above and beyond.

Jack Ireland, Associate Professor, Automotive Technology – nominated by Britton Hill

I see Jack constantly going above and beyond. Two specific ways were he reached out individually to students to make sure they were getting registered for the classes they needed to stay on track in the program, and he stepped up continuing my mentorship when my assigned mentor was out on extended leave.

Jean Keating, Accounting Clerk/Admin Assistant, Dining Services – nominated by Jason Arnett

Beyond her normal work in Dining, Jean has been instrumental in working with IS and an outside vendor to ensure that the new Chick-fil-A ordering system worked on day one. Endless emails, endless in-person visits to the CFA space to see “Did this work?” “How about this” “Okay, NOW does this work?”, as well as spending time assembling the new remote order kiosks which were delayed by more than a year. Her determination to get things right for our customers is inspirational. Throughout it all, even when she’s frustrated, Jean keeps the customer in mind in order to make their dining experience better.

Andrew Woody, Catering Manager, Dining Services – nominated by Jill Sigler

For Project SEARCH, I mentioned that I would like the lunches for the interns early, so I could put the interns’ names to them. Andrew immediately responded that Dining Services would be happy to put the interns’ names on the lunches since they were labeling to identify what was in the lunches. The day of their graduation, the client had several last minute needs, a cart to move boxes, mirror cleaner, several linens needed to be changed and their program ended 30 minutes early, causing the reception to begin 30 minutes early. Every time I went into the kitchen to ask for something, Andrew greeted me with a smile and easily accommodated our needs. At the end of the event, Andrew heard the client team talking about needing gluten-free options for next year and Andrew took time to tell the client what options were available, including Rice Krispie treats, that he thought the interns might really like. Thank you Andrew!!

Lynda Markway, Notetaking Coordinator/Interpreter, Access Services – nominated by Holly Dressler

Lynda took a leading role in the planning and organization of our Access Services retreat. She developed creative team building activities, kept the planning on track, and worked through every detail. Our retreat was a tremendous success because of the organization and planning led by Lynda, that was above and beyond her job duties.

Alicia Groenhagen, Administrative Assistant, Financial Services – nominated by Rachel Lierz

In addition to her normal duties and keeping our office running smoothly, Alicia has taken on tasks to assist Accounts Payable. She has enabled our weekly check run process to run more efficiently by proofing invoices for payment and sending late notices for expense reports. Thanks for all that you do, Alicia – we appreciate you!!

Indra Mursid, Counselor, Counseling – nominated by Lindsay Blanchard

Indra is always so welcoming and goes above and beyond for students. I’ve seen her take extra time for walk-ins at the counseling center, and she is always willing to jump in when needed. Even among colleagues she is intentional about checking to see how others are doing and starting conversations to build community. She has been covering for another counselor while they were on Sabbatical and will be leaving soon, and I have especially appreciated her example knowing that she was purposeful in the time she was here to impact both students and her coworkers.

Susie Illig, Assistant Teacher, Hiersteiner Child Development Center – nominated by Sally Keeton

Susie agreed to work the week of June 13 in our Hideaway Woods classroom as the new summer semester began. I am her supervisor and had scheduled the week as vacation several months earlier before I knew that two of the lead teachers would also be absent for personal reasons. Susie had a critical doctor’s appointment scheduled during that week and she rescheduled that appointment to cover the classroom staffing.

Aaron Capito, Student Support Technician Lead, Client Support Services – nominated by Kathryn Douglas

Aaron exemplifies excellence in his role as the Lead Student Support Technician. He not only excels at his job requirements, but he also goes beyond by helping nurture a team environment, displaying consistent willingness to help other members of the team, eagerly joining projects, offering well-considered ideas that positively impact our jobs, and genuinely caring about our team and the students and staff we serve.


The virtual Extra Effort Award nomination form can be found at https://blogs.jccc.edu/staffdev/awards/extra-effort/


Krystal Anton, Manager • Sustainability
Angelina Ortega, Intern • Sustainability
Jack Leever, Intern • Sustainability
Niko Lee, Intern • Sustainability
Dylan Turner, Intern • Sustainability
Miriam Elbertai, Intern • Sustainability
Laura Stewart, Intern • Sustainability
Kiley Collier, Intern • Sustainability

Nominated by Jason Brunkan, Senior Multimedia Engineer & Event Specialist, Audio Visual Services

Accomplishment: Since the New Year, Multimedia Services has installed or swapped out dozens of monitors on campus ranging from 50-86 inches. The Sustainability group has come in behind us and discarded all of our trash and recycling, helping our department maintain pace and meet our deadlines. They also have helped us clean our library dock of old electronic and metal equipment as we prepare and make room for newer equipment to arrive before the fall semester installs. We are very grateful for them and want to make sure they are recognized for the hard work they do not only for us, but for the rest of campus. Thank you to Krystal, Kiley and the team!!!

Ties in with JCCC Strategic Goal(s):  The team’s hard work supports the Employee Engagement strategic goal by creating and maintaining an environment where employees are valued and belong. They accomplished this by validating the work of their fellow employees through their considerate, impactful actions.