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January 2014: Kim Glarner

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Best Bee Award


Congratulations to Kim Glarner for being nominated and selected as RCTC’s January 2014 Best Bee. Kim has worked full-time at RCTC since 2008 and works as a General Maintenance Worker at the Heintz Center.

Explain: Kim is always upbeat and positive. He does his job and does it well. He does what he is supposed to do, but more importantly he goes above and beyond what is expected of him. Even though he is very busy, he is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Here is how Kim exemplifies the RCTC values:

Innovation: Kim is always willing to help. If there's a problem or something that needs to be fixed he'll figure out a way to get it taken care of.

Excellence: He is dedicated and takes pride in his work, and always has a positive attitude.

Fun: Kim is always friendly and always has a smile and a hello for everyone he passes in the hallways.

Learner-Centered: He helps students, visitors, faculty and staff however he can. He's helped others locate classrooms, meeting areas, setting up for events, to even changing a flat tire!

Respect: Kim is respectful, kind and very easy to get along with.

Teamwork: With his genuine attitude and personality, he is very approachable and easy to work with.  If there's a problem he's not able to help with, he's sure to find someone that can.

Congratulations Kim! As Best Bee for the Month of January, Kim 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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