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Best Bee of the Month - January 2007

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Congratulations Jay Lee for being selected as the Best Bee for January!

Here is some of what Jay's nominators had to say:

I am just so proud to nominate Jay Lee for Best Bee of the Month for January 2007. What would we do without him! When this college needs someone, Jay is there – Jay is everywhere! He’s the main administrator for the Heintz Center, he’s a major booster for the Yellowjacket teams, he stepped up to the plate when RCTC needed an Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, he supports several college/community collaboration efforts such as CARE, and he serves on many committees and workgroups contributing to the college’s broader needs. Jay also contributes to the Teaching and Learning Division’s broader needs for data, classroom scheduling, faculty office assignments, etc.

He also organized the highly rated faculty networking meetings in the afternoon for the Regional Staff Development Day, April 2006; and he organized interviews with almost 20 faculty members for the Office of Civil Rights Review. As evident from the Judy Kingsbury “Family News” e-mails, Jay has personally supported several faculty and staff members going through difficult times. Whew, what a list of accomplishments! Ultimately, Jay cares about our students and our staff in everything he does!

Jay embodies everything that the Best Bee of the Month is meant to be! Please recognize Jay with a long overdue “Best Bee of the Month” Award. If the college created a Best Bee of the Year Award, Jay should be the first recipient for all he’s done for the college and the greater Rochester community!

Thanks Jay for making RCTC GREAT!

The Employee Recognition Committee



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.
Nomination Form

Complete the on-line nomination form by clicking on the envelope above.

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