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March 2014: Gretchen Schroeder

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Best Bee Award


Congratulations to Gretchen Schroeder for being nominated and selected as RCTC’s March 2014 Best Bee.  Gretchen has worked at RCTC as a Library Technician since 2004.
Explain:  Gretchen is a model employee and I believe she deserves to be the best bee in recognition of her good work over the last 10 years in the library and as an incentive for her to continue what she is doing.
Innovation:  Always comes up with new and improved ways of helping students.
Excellence:  Gretchen is always on time and is always willing to cover for her fellow coworkers when they are absent.
Fun:  Gretchen has a winning attitude. She is easy to work with and approach at any time. It is fun to work with her.
Learner-Centered:  She is willing to go the extra mile to help a student. She just received a shining star for doing that.
Respect:  Because of her professionalism, everyone in the library respect her.
Teamwork:  Gretchen is definitely a team player and always have something valuable to contribute.
Congratulations Gretchen!  As Best Bee for the Month of March, Gretchen is being recognized with a certificate and the employee of the month parking space.



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: March 13, 2014

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