Extra Effort & Team Effort Awards
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!
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!