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Best Bee of the Month - September 2008

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Best Bee Award

Patty Stevens



Please congratulate Patty Stevens as being selected Best Bee for the month of September! We waited all summer to recognize Patty upon her return this Fall!

Patty’s nominator shared the following:

“Patty has given 37 years of service to RCTC. Throughout that service, she continues to go above and beyond for students who have requests, need assistance, and those that have an unexpected hardship or circumstance. There have been instances where I have witnessed Patty advocate for students who were trying to get into classes that were full or having difficulties with college processes. She went the extra mile by making personal phone calls and visits to other areas on the student’s behalf. She has shined here on our campus for so many years and it would be more than appropriate to recognize her”

“Patty always consults her team in decision making, reviews outcomes of actions with her peers; assists with new staff training; and lives the college value of “fun” with her sense of humor and jokes. She balances a strong work ethic with the fun and really does so much for students.”

Patty will receive the Employee of the Month parking space for the month of September. Congratulations Patty!

Sent on Behalf of the Recognition Committee


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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