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February 2006 Best Bee of the Month

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Rachelle Splittstoesser

Employee Recognition
February 2006

Rachelle Splittstoesser

February 2006!

Here is what the nominators had to say about Rachelle:  Rachelle gets surprised, blind-sided, and interrupted by many (if not most) of the personal visits to the Office of the Vice President for Teaching and Learning. In these instances she is always courteous and never unaccommodating; more often than not, she can assist visitors such that they do not even need to see Mike Bequette. She has worked odd hours, at the direction of the VP's office, and commits much of her time to really "nasty" projects like schedule development and proofing, AASC minutes, articulation agreements, communications between RCTC and MnSCU in the academic program area, and other rather unpleasant tasks which consume her time, energy, creativity. She is extremely knowledgeable about RCTC, but is always open to new ideas and is not protective of old ways of doing business just because they were old ways. Teaching and Learning could not be as efficient and as positive as it is, were it not for Rachelle. She is the quintessential Best Bee.

Rachelle's work with the college curriculum is outstanding. I can't and don't want to imagine what the college curriculum would look like if Rachelle left the college. Rachelle is always pleasant, even when it is obvious that her work load is immense.

Rachelle is currently spear-heading the secretarial staff reconfiguration.
Recently, Rachelle conducted a series of T/L secretarial meetings to discuss issues associated with equity of load and needs for appropriate assistance. She is also serving on the Search Committee for the new Dean of Teaching and learning. AASC, RCTC Support Staff - Rachelle organizes the meetings

Thank you Rachelle and congratulations on being named the “Best Bee of the Month”!  Rachelle will receive the “up front” parking space for the month of February at the UCR campus.


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 Crobly 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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