Here’s a shining example of the personal touch a few supervisors added to the years of service recognition celebrated during Learning Day 2014. Celebrating years of service and other employee milestones with an intimate group of colleagues and peers makes the recognition even more memorable.
On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the Winter Park Campus held a special recognition ceremony as part of the campus faculty meeting for the faculty and staff who reached years of service milestones at the College.
Susan Dunn, manager, credit programs; Cate McGowan, professor, English, and Damion Hammock, professor, mathematics, have contributed to the campus for the past five years, and Jean Marie Fuhrman, professor, reading, for the past 15 years. These employees were presented with fun certificates that suited their individual personalities to accompany the years of service award.
“The effort to recognize employees for years of service makes me feel appreciated! I enjoyed celebrating with my colleagues and campus leaders. When I returned to my office, the first thing I did was find a nice spot for my years of service plaque. It’s classing up my bookshelf as we speak”, shared Susan Dunn.
Jean Marie was surprised and touched that her laughter was so memorable to her colleagues, as her personalized certificate denotes, “They like to hear me laugh.” “The best part is that the celebration was followed by a fun and creative problem-solving session with Gert Garman from the Collaborative Design Center,” Jean Marie explained. “That was like pinning the tail on the recognition piñata — both on target and candy sweet!’”
Stacey Johnson, president, East and Winter Park Campuses, and Michele McArdle, executive dean, Winter Park Campus, presented the awards to the distinguished group who have led or contributed to several special initiatives at the Campus, including the creation of the faculty development series, Winter Park 101, for adjunct professors; the continued support and expansion of the Supplemental Learning Program and the creation and implementation of the Jeffersonian Honors Program.
The Winter Park Campus is delighted to have such great faculty members and staff who are so enthusiastic about their work, and most importantly, so devoted to their students and their colleagues.
In addition, the Brain Bowl coaches from the Winter Park Campus, Chris Borglum, professor, English and Damion Hammock, professor, mathematics, were recognized for their work with the students that lead to winning the National Quiz Bowl Championship this year for our Red Team. Congratulations to all!
At the human resources quarterly retreat on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at CJI (Criminal Justice Institute), organizational development and human resources also recognized its employees celebrating milestones.
Each was introduced by her supervisor who shared that they were irreplaceable and wholly relied upon.
Amy Bosley, vice president, organizational development and human resources, celebrated Annelle Rosemayer, executive assistant, for 10 years of service and highlighted Annelle’s keen efficiency and warmth.
Mary Beth Clifton, director, total rewards and workforce planning, celebrated Laurie Youngman, manager, benefits, for 15 years of service and lauded her for her retirement planning efforts. Laurie then recognized Beverly Ceasor, human resources specialist, for 10 years of service, sharing that she’s her “right hand.”
In addition, Vickie Nelson, director, employee records/services, acknowledged Kristabel Casiano, human resources specialist, for five years of service to the College, citing her growth from a part-time student worker.