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September 2016: Jeanne Wilson

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Best Bee Award


Congratulations to Jeanne Wilson for being nominated and selected as RCTC’s September 2016 Best Bee.  Jeanne started her employment in 2009 and currently serves as the Office and Administrative Specialist, Senior, supporting the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Explain: During opening week Jeanne was everywhere - making sure students were greeted, handbooks were available, everyone was helpful. She gratuitously not only listened to students about where a class was held, but would walk with the student and guide her/him to the appropriate place. A smile never left her face regardless of the anxiety of the student. She was the calm for the student in a sea of chaos.

Here is how Jeanne demonstrates RCTC’s Values:

Innovation: Jeanne never knew what question or issue would arise, but was creative in solving the matter whether it needed her personnel touch or someone else's assistance. She saw any issue through to the end.

Excellence: Jeanne excels in making sure students feel welcomed, heard and cared for when interacting with anyone on campus.

Fun: Jeanne is always smiling, enjoying the interaction among faculty, staff, students and has ability to laugh at herself.

Learner-Centered: Everything Jeanne does has a strong student focus.

Respect: Jeanne respects everyone and it makes no difference who you are, what role you play or from where you come. She treats every individual with the respect the individual desires.

Teamwork: It is fascinating watching Jeanne direct "employee traffic" on opening day. She is able to "tell" administrators where to be and what to do. She is the first to jump in and solve an issue even if it is outside her comfort zone.

As Best Bee for the month, Jeanne will receive the employee of the month parking space and a framed certificate of recognition. Please join us in congratulating Jeanne!





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.


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