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Best Bee of the Month - January 2009

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Best Bee Award


Please congratulate Deb Ellsworth as being selected Best Bee for the month of

Exemplification of RCTC Values:

Deb’s dedication and commitment to providing quality service are apparent in her outstanding support to faculty, staff and students. She is an exceptional team player.

Here’s how Deb’s nominator describes how she demonstrates RCTC’s Values in her everyday work:

Innovation – She thinks of novel ways to solve problems.

Excellence – When you ask Deb for help with a task you know it will be done correctly and on time.

Fun – Deb contributes her fun attitude to the Fun Committee so that she can share the fun with others.

Learner-Centered – Taking care of students’ needs is her number one priority. She has taken an active role in student learning by serving on the Student Success Day Committee.

Respect – Deb is respectful of everyone she has contact with. She treats everyone as if they were family.

Teamwork – Deb helps contribute to teamwork by being an active participant in teams and fulfilling her commitments to the team

As Best Bee, Deb will receive the employee of the month parking space for the cold month of January.

Congratulations to Deb


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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