The annual Employee Appreciation Lunch celebrates the outstanding work and dedication of its employees throughout the year and recognizes milestone anniversaries. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!
The 2017-18 Employee of the Year was presented to Registrar Brian Coldren, the first to win the honor twice. The award recognizes the employee who has best demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality, customer service, teamwork, creativity, and professionalism—all resulting in a tangible, positive impact on our campus.
Awards were also presented to staff who exhibited exemplary conduct during the past year in specific categories:
Customer Service: Caitlin Douglas ’10, Admission Operations Manager
Teamwork: Colleen Donaldson, Special Assistant to the President
Quality: Nanette Ennis, Payroll Specialist
Creativity: Rene Alvarez, Director of Academic Advising
Professionalism: Mark Berger, Controller
Recipients were selected by the Employee Recognition Committee, comprised of the previous year’s winners.
In addition, the following employees were presented with service awards for significant work anniversaries during 2017-18:
5 years: Debbie Aiken, Kat Frisby, Becky Hall, Nick Irwin, Amy Palder, Melinda Peerboom, Elizabeth Peterson, John Tilford, Mersiha Varupa, Katie Young, Toni Zimmerman
10 years: Louise Hannah, Jean Hudgins, Stacia Kingston, Cindy Vaios
15 years: Jon Akin, Peter Kower
20 years: Phil Ponder
35 years: Dr. Mike Rulison
Colleen Donaldson accepts her award for teamwork.