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February 2015: Jason Jadin

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Best Bee Award


Congratulations to Jason Jadin for being nominated and selected as RCTC’s February 2015 Best Bee.  Jason joined RCTC in 2004 and is an Instructor in the Health Sciences.

Explain:  Jason Jadin is deserving of Best Bee of the Month because he is constantly going above and beyond for his colleagues and students. He has been doing a great job as our Science Division Coordinator. He is always available to answer questions or resolve student and/or department issues in a timely manner. Students are constantly visiting him during office hours and he's always very welcoming and helpful to them. He is often the last one to leave the office suite each day because he's either recording a lecture for his class or working on semester schedules making sure they are accurate.
Innovation:  He has successfully "flipped" his Chemistry 1101 course but recording pre-lectures that students watch prior to class and then work in groups to master the material during lecture.
Excellence:  I think Jason is a bit of a perfectionist; he doesn't settle for anything but the best. I can tell he doesn't like it if he misses an error on a document or makes a mistake (which he is very quick to fix!).
Fun:  Jason has a rather dry sense of humor but I am pretty sure he has many ways in which he makes learning Chemistry fun. I have heard some of his Chemistry jokes...and they are catchy!  
Learner-Centered:  Jason is always in his office working on perfecting his online lectures or helping students work those complex Chemistry problems
Respect:  I have worked with Jason for many years and not once have I ever observed him being disrespectful to his colleagues, staff or students.
Teamwork:  Jason is an integral part of the Chemistry department. He collaborates with his colleagues and compromises when he needs to. He has helped develop shared learning outcomes and curriculum for many Chemistry courses. He has also helped facilitate and mediate meetings with his colleagues from other Departments. He is also active on college-wide and nation-wide committees. He's a team player!
As Best Bee for the month, Jason will receive the employee of the month parking space, a framed certificate of recognition, and be treated to lunch with the President.  Please join us in congratulating Jason!




Are your colleagues or co-workers demonstrating extra effort, exemplary service, or demonstrated expertise in your department or on a committee? Are they working on a special project for their job/department/college or in the community? If so, please consider nominating them for "Best Bee of the Month."


The Employee Relations Committee (ERC) has implemented a process to recognize and reward employees for outstanding job performances. Recognitions can be awarded:

  1. Work Team Recognition. Recognition would include committee work, community service work, and department achievements and could also highlight something new the group has done or is working on. Work Teams who receive this award will be recognized through publicizing the award in the Crossings, on a "recognition" web site, possibly on our digital wall, their very own "pizza party" and gifts.
  2. Individual Recognition. This is a modified reinstatement of the "Bee Award" started by Bonnie Mercer. Recognition would include committee work, community service work, and individual achievements, extra effort, exemplary service or demonstrated expertise in their field. Individuals who receive this award will be recognized through publicizing the award in the Crossings, on the "recognition" web site, possibly on our digital wall, and gifts.
  3. Write Personal Notes. All employees are encouraged to write notes of recognition and appreciation to their colleagues and co-workers. This is a simple gesture which has a positive effect on the sender and receiver.


  • Anyone can nominate an employee or work team. The nomination remains active indefinitely.
  • The nomination form should include a narrative of why the nominee(s) merit being named Employee/Work Team {Best Bee(s)} of the Month based on criteria the nominator feels is relevant.
  • The nominee(s) may be any employee of Rochester Community and Technical College.
  • Nominations received by the 15th of the month are eligible for consideration of the following month's award.


Complete the on-line nomination form by clicking on the envelope above.


Last Updated: February 11, 2015

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