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August 26, 2022 – Extra Effort Awards

The Extra Effort Award is intended to recognize performance outside the job description of an individual employee. All JCCC employees are eligible. Click here for the new updated form. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OUIkFfLc50Wu_RJ7afxUOGchAomEfXJNurGi9BBNeG9UOU9JSTdBN0VGRlExTko5MVlZS05VSkpIViQlQCN0PWcu 


Billy Carpenter, Mechanic, Maintenance – nominated by Sandra Warner

Huge thanks to Billy Carpenter for all his hard work to design a color-coded labeling system for Emergency Water Shutoff locations at JCCC. He used CLB as the prototype, creating visual diagram(s) of water systems / excess flow shutoffs on the back of each door, tagging Fire Sprinklers and Domestic Water Mains as well as adding door signage on the 30+ mechanical spaces across campus. Billy’s expertise and attention to detail was critical to the success of this initiative and brings our Water Damage Program documentation to life.


Janette Jasperson, Coordinator, International Education – nominated by Brooke Roberts

Janette is an irreplaceable asset to International Education (and JCCC)! Her institutional knowledge, passion in working with students interested in studying abroad, and her network of relationships across campus have been essential in the rebuilding of IE post-pandemic. I’m grateful to have worked with her the past few months and I can’t imagine a more deserving person of this recognition.


Ann Fielder, Adjunct Faculty, College Success – nominated by Mary Rack

Ann is teaching AAC 092 Basic Math Review, an independent study course, Summer 2022. We are collaborating to support a student with severe special needs, so I have been able to observe Ann going above and beyond her usual care for students. She has maintained ongoing contact with the student and his support team, as well as devising alternate methods for teaching and testing him.


Julie Jobe, Senior Analyst, Accounts Payable – nominated by Vickki Jo Powers

Julie Jobe has been operating as the only Accounts Payable Analyst for the last month. Julie did not miss a beat to ensure bills were paid timely and in completing employee expense reports. Because of Julie’s commitment to the success of Accounts Payable, the fiscal year-end, which is a busy time for Financial Services, has gone smoothly.


Tenaye Reda, Housekeeping – nominated by Daniel Tamire

Tenaye is an outstanding housekeeper. I appreciate Tenaye’s work ethic and attention to detail. She strives to make a positive difference each day on the JCCC housekeeping team.


Tony Butler, Drafting Lab Supervisor, CSS – nominated by Kathryn Douglas

Tony hadn’t previously performed scheduling for the labs. He completed the process once, realized that it took a considerable amount of time and number of revisions to complete, and created a new schedule template that cut the entire process down to 1/10 of the previous time with fewer revisions required. His design inspired change in my scheduling process that also resulted in reduced time spent. Tony deserves this award because his efforts and insight led to him, his colleagues, and their departments significantly reducing time spent on scheduling each semester.


Kristi Stanley, Copywriter, Marketing – nominated by Maggie Stanton

Kristi is hard at work updating our Title XI information. She frequently takes on big projects like these and makes sure everything is done correctly. Her attention to detail makes her worthy of the Extra Effort Award!


Linda Turbyfill, Lead ESL Instructor, Adult Education – nominated by Ellie Parker

We were up to our eyeballs getting ready for the start of the semester when the copier started misbehaving. Linda lead the charge (along with about 2/3 of our staff – everyone was wondering if we were having a party in the workroom there were so many of us crowded in there trying to figure out what to do). By some miracle – mostly Linda’s stubborn determination and ingenuity, she got the copier working again! Thanks for saving the day, Linda! And in all seriousness, thanks for everything you do to support your colleagues, our program, and our students. You are an absolute joy to work with. We couldn’t do what we do without you.


Lisa Gates, Benefits Specialist, Human Resources – nominated by Jade Bailey

Lisa has been consistently helpful to Chris Patch (Writing Center Coordinator) and I since we both took on new roles in the Writing Center at the end of the Spring semester. She provides timely and thorough responses to our questions about the search and hiring process, and always with kindness and a genuine interest in helping us do our jobs most effectively. I can’t thank Lisa enough for her help these last couple of months – if I could give her a free coffee every day of the year, I would!


Mahogany Frazier, Procurement Specialist, Procurement Services – nominated by Jim Feikert

Mahogany is the glue to Procurement Services and recently was a mission critical piece to FY-End. She stopped her normal daily activities to work on 30 last minute POs that needed to be copied to new FY22 POs in order to assist Financial Services with the PO Roll process. She has also recently been challenged with some new contract processes and procedures not necessarily in her job description. She always goes above and beyond what she is asked to do and she does it with a smile and confidence! Thank you so much for all your work Mahogany!


Christa Byer, Digital Strategist, Strategic Communications & Marketing – nominated by Maggie Stanton

Notice how nice our web pages are looking? You can thank Christa! She has been updating and overhauling several department web pages back-to-back. Each new page has a fresher look that reads easier and aids in recruitment. Thanks, Christa!


Angie Huber, AO-K Coordinator, Adult Education – nominated by Janice Blansit

Whatever the need, Angie is quick to initiate action and jump in with a quality contribution. She is always on the lookout for new opportunities and relationships to benefit students. When one of our Transition Coaches resigned, Angie bridged the gap for months. When we needed extra staff to herd traffic for start-up at Center of Grace, Angie volunteered. When we needed support for orienting numerous new team members, Angie was on it. Whatever the need, Angie is quick to offer help, and her help is always of the highest quality and timeliness. We are delighted to have Angie on our team!


Nicole Davis, Success Coach, Orientation & New Student Retention – nominated by Becky Sears

Nicole Davis took the initiative to reach out to the JCAE transition coaches to learn more about the GED program. Her initiative opened the door for collaboration between our departments which will help JCAE GED graduates be successful at JCCC.


Michelle Caples, Administrative Assistant, Counseling – nominated by Natalie Bergman

Michelle is kind, patient and conscientious in everything she does. This week, she spent extra time helping a student make a last-minute Access Services appointment that would work with his schedule. Her extra effort made the student feel welcome at JCCC.


Ann Nordyke, Manager of Enrollment Services, Records – nominated by Leslie Quinn & Janet Kraft

I wanted to share this with you to recognize how amazing Ann is. She patiently, thoughtfully helps students, faculty, and staff with difficult situations that occur around the drop for nonpayment. It is often very challenging to solve some of these types of problems and she does so with grace and wisdom every time. Her extra effort to help students navigate complex, challenging enrollment barriers is a gift to this college and often occurs behind the scenes with little recognition. I am incredibly grateful to have her on my team and so appreciate her work. Not only has she dealt with the normal stress of our high volume August, she has also led her team through the additional effort of outbound calls to several hundred students who had registration errors and needed guidance to enroll. We are so lucky to have Ann leading the Student Development Specialist team. She consistently rises to meet challenges and goes above and beyond to help our students.


Ann valiantly rescued and secured alternate sections for a fall student who’d been dropped due to my oversight on fall payment deadline day. Both the student and I remain extremely grateful for her thoroughness, willingness to reach out to both the student & JCCC internal departments to secure his coursework. The “Village” saying wouldn’t work without the individual expertise and abilities of people like Ann.


Julie Sisk, Program Support Specialist, IISS – nominated by Kim Steinmetz

Julie joined the IISS team in July and has hit the ground running! She has picked up job duties quickly and has taken a lot of initiative. She brought some new ideas to the orientation for student icebreakers and helped students feel welcome. Julie has gone above and beyond to integrate into the team. We’re lucky to have her.


Alyssa Slana, Tutor Coordinator, Academic Achievement Center – nominated by Kaitlin Krumsick

As we prepare to welcome students back this Fall, Alyssa has put in so much work into reimagining the AAC Tutoring program, ensuring that we are best serving the needs of students and staff. She has also worked hard in outreach efforts to academic departments, athletics, and other partners on campus to make sure that students, faculty, and staff are aware of the great resources we have on campus. Alyssa is dedicated to the work of student support and puts forth extra effort daily to make sure the people she works with feel heard, supported, and served.


Janet Kraft, Billing & Accounts Receivable Specialist, Bursar’s Office – nominated by Courtney Price

Janet has gone above and beyond making me feel welcome here at JCCC. She has done a wonderful job of showing me the ropes and being so kind!


Ashley Jost, Coordinator, Financial Aid – nominated by Judi Reilly

More and more corporate donors are requesting from the JCCC Foundation specific information on financial needs of JCCC students overall. To provide this information, the Foundation turned to Financial Aid for help. Ashley Jost worked diligently to identify the requested information but it wasn’t simple because FAFSA information had to be converted to the information donors were requesting. Thanks to Ashley’s efforts, the Foundation has already been able to secure two $5,000 gifts for student scholarships from corporate donors. More is expected because this information is being requested often. Now we have information to submit. Thank you Ashley!