Extra Efforts Awards – February 12, 2021

Nick Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant, Continuing Education – Nominated by Ellie Parker

I double-booked myself and didn’t realize it until a few days before an EDTalk I was scheduled to produce. With only a few days’ warning, Nick stepped in for me like it’s nothing. He got in touch with the speaker and the two of them were able to work out the logistics for the EDTalk. Nick is a rock star! He’s always gracious, kind, and helpful. Thanks for being amazing, Nick!

Rob Meehan, Administrative Assistant, Writing Center Office – Nominated by Kaitlin Krumsick

Especially since the start of the Spring semester, Rob has stepped up in a major way in the Academic Resource Center.  Not only is he working hard to complete some significant projects for the Writing Center, but he is stepping in to help cover the Writing Center and ASK Desk when needed.  He completes all his tasks with a positive attitude, has been a bright and welcoming presence in the ARC to students, and attends to the well-being of staff and students alike. Rob’s extra effort over the last few weeks has been invaluable.

Jill Sigler, JCAE Transition Coach, Adult Education & Literacy – Nominated by Georgia Deming

Although it is not in her Job Description, Jill spent a week, day and evening, with the ESL staff to help train students on the technology they would need to be able to attend classes on Zoom. Many students have few computer skills, and it makes it difficult for them to attend classes. Jill made it possible for students to attend classes.

Duane Quillen, Manager, Document Services Production – Nominated Ellie Parker

Early Tuesday we realized we didn’t have enough copies of the ESL workbooks our new students need, and we’re distributing those this week! Duane and Doc Services came to the rescue, printing 110 spiral-bound workbooks, having them ready for pick up Wednesday morning. Our heartfelt thanks go to Duane and everyone at Doc Services for turning this project around so quickly. You guys rock!


Moving forward, the virtual Extra Effort Awards will be announced bi-weekly.  The virtual Extra Effort Award nomination form can be found at https://blogs.jccc.edu/staffdev/awards/extra-effort/