Eyes on You Award - Spring 2011

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Kevan Weaver was nominated by Marty Long who praised his work on the Health Information Technology grant and his willingness to assume the responsibilities of coordinator. Kevan is seen as the driving force in successfully meeting the parameters of the grant. In addition, he has impressed his co-workers with his dedication to lifelong learning. Since beginning work at CPCC, Kevan has earned his Bachelor’s Degree and is working on a dual Master’s Degree. Recognized and appreciated for his collaborative spirit, colleagues at the local, regional, and national levels enjoy working with him.

Daisy Titus was nominated by Jacqueline Shealey-Degree. Jacqueline praised Daisy as one of the most helpful and considerate people that she has ever known. Jackie described Daisy as patient, understanding, and generous. Focusing on student success, Daisy’s ideas to make the GED testing process less intimidating for students are much appreciated. It is obvious that she goes out of her way to reach out to students who face many challenges in coming to school.

Elvira Johnson was described by Sally Whitten as a “Renaissance Woman.” Elvira’s creativity and openness enable her to see solutions when others see barriers, making her a valuable member of the CPCC community. Her dedicated work on learning outcomes, College Success courses, the Core4, Service Learning, and the Summer Bridge Program has been effective and inspiring. Elvira brings both breadth and depth to every project she undertakes and our students are the fortunate recipients of her good work.

Chad Gensel nominated Sarah Wilson. Outlining Sarah’s many contributions to Career Services and to the College, Chad described Sarah as the “ultimate professional.” The ‘super spreadsheet’ she developed helped to streamline processes and facilitates the recording and tracking of information. With her focus on learning and success, her work with the Advertising and Graphic Design Program has set the bar for student outreach. With Sarah’s help, students are truly prepared to enter the workforce. Sarah’s students, their faculty, and her co-workers all value her as a colleague and a model of student-centeredness.

Adria Agovino, a part-time instructor, was nominated by Edith Valladares-McElroy, who praised Adria’s commitment to students. Edith mentioned that Adria would contact students who miss her class in order to understand the reason and offer assistance. This practice consistently results in impressive retention rates for her classes, and students appreciate Adria’s concern and attention. It is clear to those around her that Adria truly cares about both learners and learning at CPCC.

 


 

 

Eyes on You NOMINEES for Spring 2011

Chris Satterfield was nominated posthumously by Stephen Swanson. Stephen said that Chris was the type of person who only comes along once in a while and whose presence could light up a room. Chris was truly a lifelong learner in that he tried to learn something new every day! Whether it was a new product he was researching or something about which he was personally curious, Chris never wanted to be stagnant. He would go home and research late into the night, then come back to work wanting to share his information that he learned with other people. In his short time at CPCC, Chris endeared himself to his ITS team, and they felt privileged to know and work with him.

 

Keith Grimes was nominated by Delois Young, who described him as professional, courteous, collaborative and student-centered. He is seen as someone who takes the initiative to solve a problem when he sees students struggling to navigate our system. Keith’s colleagues admire his positive attitude and his willingness to “go the extra mile” for students and co-workers.

 

Cindy Barnhill was nominated by Teresa Caesar, who described Cindy as an “unsung heroine.” Her ability to remain cool and patient during the busiest registration times helps create a calm atmosphere, even when things appear chaotic. Students trust her judgment and value her input, even when she has to decline requests. Her collaborative nature has helped make the registration process less intimidating for our students and less frustrating for her co-workers.

 

Kevan Weaver was nominated by Marty Long, who told the committee about his work on the HIT grant and his willingness to assume the responsibilities as coordinator. He is seen as the driving force in successfully meeting the parameters of the grant. Also, he has impressed his co-workers with his dedication to lifelong learning, earning his bachelor’s degree and working on a dual master’s degree since beginning at CPCC. Recognized and appreciated for his collaborative spirit, colleagues at the local, regional and national levels enjoy working with Kevan.

 

Stephan Lancaster was nominated by Kelly Dyer. Kelly praised his generous nature and told the committee about the impact he has had on her as a novice manager. She described him as her mentor, one who provided wise counsel and withheld judgment; someone who displays Learning College behaviors. Stephan’s contributions to process improvement and enhanced communication have made the Financial Aid Office a more effective and better place to work.

 

Patricia McDaniel was nominated by Nadine Russell, who said that she goes above and beyond ordinary expectations to assist students in need. She finds ways to encourage and motivate students and serves as a mentor to many. Her commitment to students does not stop at the classroom door; she volunteers her time as club advisor, assists students in finding financial resources, and provides advice for the many students who seek her out. Patricia is admired by both students and colleagues.

 

Julie Obst was nominated by Krystal Crowe, who spoke of her contributions to the Harper Campus community. Julie was described as a valuable team player who creates a positive, high-energy environment wherever she goes. Her contributions through the Wildlife Refuge Committee and the Harper Beautification Committee make it a more inviting place for students, faculty/staff, and visitors.

 

Daisy Titus was nominated by Jacqueline Shealey-Degree. Jacqueline praised her as one of the most helpful and considerate people that she has ever known. Daisy is described as patient, understanding and generous. Her ideas to make the GED testing process less intimidating for students are much appreciated. It is obvious that she goes out of her way to reach out to students who face many challenges in coming to school.

 

Bobbie Frye was nominated by Heather Parusel. Heather said that Bobbie consistently provides the highest quality service to her colleagues, demonstrating great attention to detail, accuracy and completeness. She is seen as a problem-solver who brings a vibrant, intellectual curiosity to meetings that is productive and purposeful. She also shares her knowledge and expertise in a way that is accessible and understandable. Bobbie’s contributions to CPCC, even though they are behind the scenes, are much appreciated and valued by her co-workers.

Elvira Johnson was nominated by Sally Whitten, who described her as a “Renaissance Woman.” Elvira’s creativity and openness allow you to see solutions when others see barriers. This makes her a valuable member of the CPCC community. Her dedicated work on learning outcomes, ACA, Core4, Service Learning, and the Summer Bridge Program has been effective and inspiring. She brings both breadth and depth to every project she takes on, and our students are the fortunate recipients of her good work.

 

Laura Bahmanyar was nominated by Barbara Vyse, who described her as warm, thorough, nurturing, responsive and professional. Barbara was especially impressed by Laura’s trip to Peru, where she immersed herself in the culture to better understand the immigrant experience. Her teaching skills are valued and her collaborative spirit admired.

 

Sarah Wilson was nominated by Chad Gensel. Outlining her many contributions to the department and to the College, Chad described Sarah as the “ultimate professional.” Her ‘super spreadsheet’ has helped streamline processes and makes recording and tracking information easier. Her work with the Advertising and Graphic Design Program has set the bar for student outreach and a focus on learning. With Sarah’s help, those students are truly prepared to enter the workforce. Her students, their faculty, and her co-workers all value her as a colleague and a model of student-centeredness.

 

Adria Agovino was nominated by Edith Valladares McElroy, who praised her commitment to students. She particularly mentioned Adria’s practice of calling students who miss her class in order to understand the reason and offer assistance. This practice has resulted in impressive retention rates for her classes. Students appreciate her concern and attention. Adria also strives to improve her own teaching skills. It is clear to those around her that she truly cares about both learners and learning at CPCC.

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