Extra Effort & Team Effort Awards

Extra Effort Awards

Virtual Extra Effort Nomination Form

All individuals will be recognized virtually monthly on the Staff Development Blog site.

The EXTRA EFFORT AWARD for July goes to:

David Dominguez, Counselor, Academic Advising & Counseling Center – nominated by Lindsay Blanchard
David is one of only three Spanish speaking counselors we have in the center, and I am thankful for both his ability and enthusiasm to help all students–but especially our English as a second langauge students. Time after time I have been able to reach out for help for anything from walk-ins to phone calls and so appreciate the support he provides for us admins.

Margaret Roe, Accounting Specialist, Bursar Operations – nominated by Preya Ravi
Margaret is very flexible with her working hours while we are short-staffed. She has helped us by taking ownership of the credit card refund process this summer.

Carol Trouba, Accounting Specialist, Bursar Operations – nominated by Preya Ravi
Carol helps us with processing mail and returned payments which is very time consuming and involves lots of research and patience. We appreciate her help in getting through this busy time in our office.

Michelle Caples, Administrative Assistant, Academic Advising & Counseling – nominated by Lindsay Blanchard
Michelle is always so willing to help out around the center and is welcoming to both students and staff. The other day she even drove me home when I was having car trouble. We so appreciate her thoughtfulness!

Sherry Buhler, ATS Support Technician, Information Services – nominated by James Drone
On a Friday afternoon in June, Sherry was asked to fill in to help resolve a computer issue at the last minute. Thank you, Sherry, for your help!

Julie Lombard-Williamson, Senior Buyer Information Services, Procurement Services nominated by Ann Nordyke
Julie did an amazing job helping my department make a purchase close to the end of the fiscal year for an item that broke down unexpectedly. She went above and beyond to help us navigate all of the processes. Julie is awesome and we appreciate the great job she did!

Mahogany Frazier, Procurement Specialist, Procurement Services nominated by Ann Nordyke
Mahogany helped me get started when I inquired about making a purchase late in the fiscal year. She provided great information and several options. She helped me to successfully navigate the systems. Many thanks to Mahogany!

Recent Extra Effort Winners

JUNE 1, 2023

Mary Brady, Tutor, Academic Achievement Center – nominated by Alyssa Slana
Mary goes above and beyond in her daily work in the AAC. She is dedicated to supporting students, especially those who work closely with Access Services. She is patient, kind, and loves to learn. This semester, she has taken on extra tasks as asked which is much appreciated!

Sharon Powers, Tutor, Academic Achievement Center – nominated by Alyssa Slana
Sharon is both an instructor and tutor at JCCC, and works for a nearby school district. With all these responsibilities, she always ensures the students she tutors are taken care of and feel heard. She offers plenty of tutoring time for students and, as our only Web Development & CDTP tutor, she regularly takes on more students as necessary.

Garold Oliver, Tutor, Academic Achievement Center – nominated by Alyssa Slana
Garold has been a tutor in the AAC since the pandemic and is consistently looking for more ways he can better support the students. He has taken on many challenges this semester when it comes to tutoring students, but he continues to persevere. Even when it gets difficult, he shows the students how much he genuinely wants them to succeed. This extra effort does not go unseen!

Chad Rawalt, Senior Enterprise Desktop Engineer, Academic Technology Services – nominated by Krista Grace
Chad never fails to quickly come to the rescue for all our tech issues in the New Student Orientation room. This time he came within minutes, stayed the entire presentation to make sure he got the job done, and then went above and beyond when, without being asked, took the time to put away and organize all 20 surface pro devices so I could finish assisting students – thank you so much Chad!

Audrey Lehr, Manager, Payroll – nominated by Teresa Damron
I started working for JCCC on January 9th of this year which most people realize is the busiest time for payroll.  Audrey went the extra mile to assist me in learning my day to day tasks all the while completing her own work during the heavy call season of “When will my W-2 be ready”.  Without her extra effort and patience during the crazy time, I would not have the knowledge that I do today.  I appreciate her continued support as I advance through my learning curve.  I love working with my Payroll Team!

Kim Davis, Tutor, Academic Achievement Center – nominated by Teresa Damron
I started working for JCCC on January 9th, in the middle of year-end reconciliation for W-2’s that have to be issued.  Kim graciously welcomed me aboard and made me feel at home all the while completing the task of year-end tax reporting and W-2 issuance.  She is a great role model for me and I appreciate the extra attention beyond her own duties during this busy time so that I could learn my role in the payroll department.  I love working with my payroll team and look forward to the years ahead.  Thanks for all you do!

Suzanne Maheu, Coordinator, International & Immigrant Student Services  – nominated by Courtney Barden
The Supported Education Programs Department launched a campaign celebrating Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Day to raise awareness of our programs on the JCCC campus.  The campaign asked that participants create a sign explaining why they support inclusive education and take photos of themselves with the sign.  Suzanne was asked to participate as she has always been an avid supporter of our students.  Not only did Suzanne participate, but she took it upon herself to promote the project and took signs with her all over campus, asking others to join in the campaign.  We would not have had nearly the number of supporters if it were not for Suzanne!

Stephanie Tobis, Staff Accountant, Financial Services – nominated by Kailyn Witte
We are in the middle of a large project related to a new accounting standard. Due to this, Stephanie had to take on following up on a lot of the shared accounting services inbox items. Typically, we all pitch in on this activity, but she did a majority of it alone.

Yvonne Uribe, Staff Accountant, Financial Services – nominated by Kailyn Witte
We are in the middle of a large project related to a new accounting standard. Yvonne took on the project and followed up with various departments across campus. This was above and beyond her normal tasks and took a lot of time and effort.

Jennifer Rosauer, Esthetic Program Coordinator & Professor, Cosmetology Department – nominated by Kris Dye
I teach Esthetics at JCCC under the supervision of Jennifer but I had severe health issues this semester and was not able to teach in-person.  Jennifer went above and beyond to make sure our students were not left behind in their curriculum, even though our team was then short one instructor.  Jennifer acquired a significant amount of additional work due to my absence.  She deserves many accolades for keeping the program on track!!!

Daniel Woldetsadik, Lead Housekeeper, Custodial Services – nominated by Megan Rosbury
Daniel was a great help in relieving a sour smell in our office this morning. He responded quickly to my request to remove the main garbage, but he also went ahead and vacuumed the floors, checked the small bins, and talked with us to come up with a theory on why and where the smell started. He went above and beyond by returning to the office several times throughout the day to monitor the smell and make sure it was clearing. He checked in with us about safety concerns and office valuables before propping open our office door for air circulation and he told Public Safety about the door so we wouldn’t be bothered with a notification. He was kind and professional. We appreciate it!

Lydia Schifano, Administrative Assistant, Counseling & Advising – nominated by Carrie Thompson
Lydia goes above and beyond in her position at JCCC.  Lydia keeps our center running smoothly and efficiently and always with a smile on her face!  We all appreciate her work ethic and her dedication to students and their success!

Julie Lombard-Williamson, Senior Buyer, Procurement Services – nominated by Yvonne Uribe
Financial Services has spent several months putting together data to implement a new software to handle a complex new accounting standard, and the last step of this effort required collecting a large amount of procurement documents to submit to the software vendor. Julie provided fast, thorough, and informative assistance with obtaining these documents, occasionally parsing out what was being purchased and helping us connect with others when additional information was needed. Her help was invaluable and so appreciated!

Amy Keating, Administrative Assistant, Staff Development – nominated by Rachel Haynes
Amy helped a potential student find where to go to get the services that she was looking for. The potential student came in trying to find where she needed to do English placement testing. Amy called around to various offices to ensure she was sending her to the right place. Amy then walked her over to where she needed to be on campus. This may have been a small part of Amy’s day, but I’m sure to a potential student, this interaction had a big impact of them.

Linda Blasdel, Tutor, Academic Achievement Center  – nominated by Alyssa Slana
Linda has fostered tutoring relationships with students this semester that shine a light on her values that so closely mirror our JCCC values. She is a proponent of life-long learning and creates a tutoring environment where students feel they truly belong. Linda recently hopped onto a spur-of-the-moment Zoom meeting to tutor an ESL student who was struggling with her psychology course – this was much appreciated and shows her willingness to go above and beyond for student success.

Rabeh Ghadiri, Coordinator, International & Immigrant Student Services – nominated by Kim Steinmetz
Rabeh worked on an extensive data clean up project of old Banner records. This project was time consuming and detail oriented. She did a wonderful job and cleaned up around 1,000 legacy records. Rabeh goes above and beyond to ensure we’re maintaining record integrity. Thank you, Rabeh, for your hard work!

Janie Prather, Faculty/Staff Support, ASL & Deaf Studies – nominated by Christina Wolff
I appreciate all the interpreters we have at JCCC. Their job is to insure that the Deaf professors and hearing faculty communicate with one another. Janie has gone beyond her job description, happily interpreting for me on multiple occasions when she has been “off the clock”. She always allows me to ask questions about ASL and has stepped in to facilitate a conversation between myself and someone else.  Janie deserves recognition because she is always willing to take the time to educate and help those of us who are hearing while serving as a conduit.


Team Effort Awards

Team Effort Award Nomination Form

The Team Effort Award recognizes a group accomplishment related to achieving goals in the Strategic and/or Operational Plans of JCCC. It may be a task force or cross functional team representing multiple departments or may be for an outstanding accomplishment by a single department or workgroup.

The TEAM EFFORT AWARD for July goes to:

  • Barry Bailey, Professor/Librarian • Library
  • Sherri Hanysz, Registrar • Enrollment Services

Nominated by Christina Wolff, Professor of Foreign Language

Accomplishment: I first contacted Barry Bailey to express my concern that students were asking me why we were not offering certain Foreign Language classes. When students typed in French or another language in the subject search box, they would see “no matches found”. Barry suggested that I meet with Sherri Hanysz to discuss the idea of having the keyword moved to the top because students generally know the name of a course or subject (like French or Spanish) but may not know it is under the subject Foreign Language. We invited Luz Alvarez and Samuel Sommerville to attend as well since Sam, Luz and I serve as the 3 chairs for the FL department.

Sherri asked the committee to consider the proposal in May instead of August. She proposed that the Credit Class Search committee approve to move the “Keyword” search to the top. In addition, she asked to add other suggestions to Keyword(Ex: CNA, French, Java) since English and Math are part of the subject drop-down, as well as part of the keyword search.

The committee made the change in Banner within a very short period of time.

Thank you to Barry and Sherri for facilitating this change so quickly!


Recent Team Effort Winners

JUNE 1, 2023

  • AnnLouise Fitzgerald, Associate Counsel • Office of General Counsel
  • Alison Weber, Paralegal • Office of General Counsel

Nominated by Kelsey Nazar, Vice President & General Counsel

Accomplishment: Alison and AnnLouise have worked diligently to survey every state in the country for every professional licensure or certification program that the College offers (which is A LOT)!  Alison pulled the websites for every licensing board for every licensure program for every state, and now, they are listed on the landing page:  https://www.jccc.edu/about/leadership-governance/policies/professional-licensure.html.  This is a huge endeavor and incredibly important for compliance and ultimately, to ensure Title IV funding!


  • Kaleb Alexander, Lead Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Mark Barbosa, Manager • Client Support Services
  • Gavin Barton, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Abigail Buck, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Craig Carmichael, Tech Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Tyler Davis, Tech Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Scott Elliott, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Chris Graessle, Tech Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Liz Ingala, Tech Support Analyst • Client Support Services
  • Andrew Janicke, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Robert Jones, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Jason Kingsbury, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Kim Manifold, Senior Manager of Technology & Support • Client Support Services
  • Raynee Mendez, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Dave Prebyl, Tech Support Analyst • Client Support Services
  • Geena Raharja, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Blake Roberts, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Sam Schunk, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services
  • Alexander Timmerman, Student Support Technician • Client Support Services

Nominated by Kathryn Douglas, Technical Support Center Student & Evening Support Supervisor, Client Support Services

Accomplishment: On Friday, January 13th, Microsoft experienced an issue that caused all of their icons to go missing from the Desktop and Taskbar of JCCC employee devices. It also caused some applications to be removed, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Alertus. The TSC handled 164 tickets from this event and were able to resolve almost all of them within a week of the event.