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December 2013: Deb Schloegel

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Best Bee Award


Congratulations to Deb Schloegel for being nominated and selected as RCTC’s December’s Best Bee. Deb was hired at the college in 1993 and works in the Student Support Services Program as a Customer Service Specialist.

Explain: Deb is the rock that continues to make TRiO run. She always has a smile on her face and is the warm smile and personality that all who walk into our area see. She is always the first to volunteer and first to say thank you. My job is much easier and runs smoother because of the hard work and dedication she has shown to TRiO over the years. No matter what is happening around her she is strong and ready to help students succeed.

Here is how Deb exemplifies the RCTC values:

Innovation: Deb is very creative and always looking for positive new ideas that we can use for student success in TRiO. Some of the greatest attributes we have as a program are because of her innovative thinking and desire for our student success.

Excellence: Deb has always demonstrated excellence in any part of her job. She has always taken the steps and then some for TRiO. She has shown commitment to the excellence RCTC wants in an employee. She is accurate and knowledgeable.

Fun: Deb is always there with a warm greeting or smile. She has a great sense of humor that is contagious.

Learner-Centered: She is the first to advocate for students. If they need something she is the first to get on top of it and always delivers.

Respect: She is the example of what this means. She is kind, patient and respectful to all students and employees.

Teamwork: She is respectful and companionate. She is always there to make all of our jobs easier. No matter what it means for her day. She puts others first.

Congratulations Deb! As Best Bee for the Month of December, Deb 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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