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Best Bee of the Month for September 2013: Kate Wallace

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Best Bee Award


Congratulations to Kate Wallace for being nominated and selected as RCTC’s September Best Bee. Kate joined RCTC in June of 2012. Her current position is Interactive Marketing Specialist in College Relations. Here is what her nominator had to say about her:

Kate has been at RCTC since June of 2012 and what stands out time after time is her outstanding exemplification of the RCTC Standards of Excellence. She exceeds my expectations and I encourage everyone to get to know her! Kate is a first-rate representative of RCTC!

Here is how Kate exemplifies the RCTC values:

Innovation: Kate is very creative and integrates emerging concepts and new technology in her projects.

Excellence: Kate demonstrates excellence in following through on commitments and maintaining professional standards in the services she provides the College.

Fun: Kate has a wonderful sense of humor and is very positive and upbeat! I enjoy being around her.

Learner-Centered: She is highly engaged and personally involved to assure deliverables are provided in a timely manner. I know that I can count on her.

Respect: She leads by example by fostering an environment of mutual dignity and respect and is a pleasure to work with.

Teamwork: Kate conveys respect to others and effectively communicates information to a wide variety of individuals. She is exceptional at building and supporting team efforts!

Congratulations Kate! As Best Bee for the Month of September, Kate 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.


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