Trocaire Recognizes Employee Achievement

Trocaire showed its thanks for the hard work, dedication and passion of its employees with an employee appreciation breakfast on May 17.

Several employees were recognized for special achievements in the 2015-16 academic year.

Professor Diane Berry, Biology: Patricia A. Lavender Distinguished Educator Award

This award is given in recognition of the exceptional achievements of a full-time faculty member that “as an educator, promotes and facilitates student learning, and contributes to their particular field of study.”

Adjunct Instructor George R. Chernowski, English: Part-Time Educator of the Year

This award is given in recognition of the exceptional achievements of a part-time faculty member that “as an educator, promotes and facilitates student learning, and contributes to their particular field of study.”

Professor Rachel Suto McCormick, Radiologic Technology: Innovative Educator of the Year

This award is given in recognition of the exceptional achievements of a full-time faculty member in one or more of the following:

  • Developed creative or innovative techniques used in the classroom
  • Has been published and/or learned or implemented a new concept in classroom teaching
  • Shared innovative teaching strategies with faculty

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    Here, Faculty Award Chairperson Susan Horrocks poses with the 2016 winners. From left is Horrocks, Suto McCormick, Berry and Chernowski.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Library Services Elise Torre: Staff Excellence Award

This award recognizes staff members who have made a significant impact on the college through outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional performance, excellent service to students, faculty, or staff, and ingenuity, as demonstrated by one or more of the following:

  • Contributions to and a demonstrated commitment to the College’s mission, culture, and core values;
  • Significant improvements in student service or enhanced student satisfaction;
  • Significant improvements in a work process or system, or significantly increasing the efficiency of an operation or unit;
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and members of the campus community;
  • Demonstrated performance at a level far above and beyond normal expectations.
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Torre (center) stands with Staff Advisory Council co-chairs Christine Whipkey and Nicole Tomasello.

Retirements

The following retiring employees were recognized for their careers at Trocaire:

  • Joyce Kaiser, director of Student Services
  • Pati Matlock, Nursing professor
  • Mary Przepasniak, receptionist/switchboard operator
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Dr. Richard Linn, VP of Academic Affairs and Planning, and President Bassam Deeb congratulate Kaiser, Przepasniak and Matlock on their retirements after many years of service to Trocaire.

Years of Service

The following employees were recognized for their significant years of service to the college.

10 Years of Service:

  • Mark Bialkowski
  • Tony Funigiello
  • Lisa Kraska
  • Debra Steriovski

15 Years of Service:

  • Allison Germono
  • Dr. Linda Kerwin

25 Years of Service:

  • Maria Lalley

30 Years of Service:

  • Margaret (Peg) Murray

35 Years of Service:

  • Theresa (Terry) Horner

45 Years of Service

  • Claire Darstein
  • Kathleen Hoffstetter
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These Trocaire employees were recognized for their anniversaries of years of service–from 10 to 45!