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February 2014: Crist Dahl

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Best Bee Award


Congratulations to Crist Dahl for being nominated and selected as RCTC’s February 2014 Best Bee. Crist has worked at RCTC since 2006 and works as a College Lab Assistant for the Art + Design Department.

Explain: Crist can do everything. He is a talented musician, photographer, filmmaker, potter, and woodworker. He is also very organized. Crist’s vast range of skills comes in really handy in the Art + Design Department, where Crist helps the entire department stay on top of things.

Here is how Crist exemplifies the RCTC values:

Innovation: Crist is super talented. He is also a really creative thinker. Crist helps each of us find better solutions for managing and organizing our workloads.

Excellence: Crist is a perfectionist and does everything very well.

Fun: Crist does everything with a smile. He never complains. He is always gracious and fun.

Learner-Centered: Crist helps students in ceramics and photography. He also helps organize at least four museum visits/year, involving approximately 300 students every year. Crist also helps organize Art Club, guest lecturers and guest artists.

Respect: Crist is respectful of everyone, always.

Teamwork: Crist is the glue that holds all of us together. He is our best team member. I don't know what we would do without him!

Congratulations Crist! As Best Bee for the Month of February, Crist 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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