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Best Bee of the Month - March 2007

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Congratulation's Steve Higgins,
for being selected as the Best Bee
for the month of March!

Here is some of what Steve’s nominator had to say:

Steve has excelled with the Educational Technology department re-organization. He has been instrumental in continuing to offer great customer support and is innovative in the use of technology in the classroom. He is always upbeat, positive, and goes out of his way to help others.

Steve goes out of his way to support distance education efforts at the college. He has worked late hours and weekends online, in person, and over the telephone. He is a GREAT representative of the college and embodies the values of the institution.

Steve will receive an "up front" parking spot at UCR for the month of March.

Thanks Steve for making RCTC GREAT!


Best Bee Team Award

Congratulations to the
Student Success Committee!

Here is what their nominator had to say:

Student Success Days are a HUGE amount of work. I think the group did an excellent job of streamlining the day. Student Success Days provide students with the background they need to succeed in college; by making them aware of the several services offered by the College and Student Support Services. The Student Success Committee works so hard to make these days great for everyone!

Thanks, Student Success Committee, for making RCTC GREAT!

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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