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  Marj Reif April 2015
Nancy Schumaker March 2015
Jasin Jadin February 2015

Daniel Vedamuthu

December 2014

Sandra Aaby November 2014
Shayn Jensson October 2014
  Gail O'Kane May/June 2014
  Gretchen Schroeder March 2014
Crist Dahl February 2014
Kim Glarner January 2014
Deb Schloegel December 2013
Leonard Cronin November 2013

Craig Knox

UCR Bookstore Staff

October 2013
Kate Wallace Sept 2013
Amanda Proper Apr 2013

Josh Whalen




Nick Fijacko, JT Goh, Tom Kacir, Mike Russel, Jennifer Schnaedter, Merlene Stiles, Sue Sundlee, and Amanda Swintek

Mar 2013

Michelle Cochran, Brenda Frame, Mark Schnaedter, Taresa Tweeten and Daniel Vedamuthu

Jan 2013
Jamie Prasser Dec 2012
Joe Kollar Nov 2012
RCTC Nursing Department Apr 2012
Kathy Richardson Mar 2012
Shirley Wilson Feb 2012
Kay Wiegert Dec 2011
Terry LaBare Nov 2011
Ruth Siefert Oct 2011
Jerry Becker Sep 2011
Wail Kailani Apr 2011
ViAnn Olson Mar 2011
Beth Diekmann Feb 2011
Rick Aschman Jan 2011
Finance Department Dec 2010
Dennis Olson Nov 2010
Mary Long Oct 2010
Jenny White Sep 2010
Chao Mwatela and Michael Gibson Apr 2010
Jenee McGurren Mar 2010
Wanda Mettes Feb 2010
CCO Team: Darin Hoffman, Jon Benson, Ramona Taylor and Rachelle Splittstoesser Jan 2010
Ciara Carter Dec 2009
Sue Jansen Nov 2009

Anna Hanson and Julie Hager Oct 2009
Judy Kingsbury May 2009
Paula Carlsen Apr 2009
Assessment of Student Learning committee Mar 2009
Rod Milbrandt Feb 2009
Deb Ellsworth Jan 2009
Ramona Taylor Dec 2008
LeaAnn Stucky Nov 2008
Dale Amy Oct2008
Patty Stevens Sept 2008
Tim Gilsrud May 2007
Vern Bushlack Apr 2007



Steve Higgins





Student Success Committee

Mar 2007
Suzanne Dinusson Feb 2007
Jay Lee Jan 2007
Josh Henslin & Media Services/ITV Staff Dec 2006


Dr. Teri Hill & HR Department Nov 2006

MerryBeth Gay

Oct 2006

Marilyn Treder

May 2006

Katie Swegarden

Apr 2006

Dave MacLeod

Mar 2006

Rachelle Splittstoesser

Feb 2006

Larry Tucker

Jan 2006



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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