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Best Bee of the Month - September 2011- Jerry Becker

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Best Bee Award



Congratulations are in order for Jerry Becker for being nominated and chosen for the September 2011 BEST BEE AWARD! Jerry has worked at RCTC as a General Maintenance Worker since 2002 and can be found maintaining our facilities on the day shift. Here is what Jerry’s nominator shared about him:

Jerry exemplifies the excellence we want on campus. As a general maintenance worker, he does his job, but also makes sure it’s done great! He does what is expected and then does more. If he is ever asked about a problem or need, he will solve that problem.

Examples of how Jerry displays RCTC’s values include the following:

Innovation: One of the best parts about working with Jerry is that you can present him with a problem like finding furniture in storage that would help us get an Art+Design Studio up and running and he’ll be moving furniture from storage into the studio the next day.

Excellence: Jerry goes above and beyond. He’ll take the initiative and clean something up if it needs cleaning. For instance, he came through and cleaned all the windows, vents, and floors in Plaza third. He made sure it was done fast, done right and he checked with me to make sure my office was cleaned well.

Fun: Jerry is always ready with a smile, a hello, and a kind word. He’s a pleasure to talk to and he makes sure he’s always having a good day.

Learner-Centered: While he’s not a faculty member and might not usually work with students, I’ve seen Jerry help students out in the past. I’ve passed him in the hall as he was helping some students find a faculty office.

Respect: It’s often hard to see respect, but it is easy to see the results of respect. When you see the quality of work, dedication to getting his work done, and his attitude, it’s obvious that Jerry respects our mission of serving learners at RCTC!

Teamwork: Jerry listens. It’s that simple. He’ll always help if he’s able to. If he’s not able to help, he will try to find someone who can solve the problem.

Congratulations Jerry! As Best Bee for the Month of April, Jerry is being recognized with a personalized 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.

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