Kudos!

Kudos to the Testing Center staff and especially Katy Knight for the end-of-the-semester flexibility and for providing great service to our students.

Kudos to Dan Goodchild for his work in managing all of the moving parts of the Tech Division while still managing the Construction Program. He has jumped right into this role!

Kudos to Nick Nissley for the wonderful and restful holiday break!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Welcome Our Newest Hires

    • Tasha Williams — Adjunct Faculty Clinical Nursing Instructor
    • Tim Nielsen — Adjunct Art Visual Communications
    • Amy Keen — Adjunct Obstetrical and Pediatric Nursing Instructor
    • Emily Kruse — Student Success Coach
    • Eden Bedore — Lobdell’s Assistant
    • Joy Stehlik — Assistant Controller
    • Kori Wickham — Custodian
  • Terri Scarlett — Custodian
  • Caitlin White — Switchboard Operator
  • Jessica Parker — Math Instructor
  • Kevin Marquardt — Creative Director
  • Taylor Guarnaccia — Marketing Director
  • Tiffany Siladke — Resource Development Assistant
  • Luis Uribe — Supplemental – Food Service
  • Anna Wagner — Ceramics Instructor
  • Jennifer Kennedy — Adjunct Faculty Nursing Instructor
  • Mark Dunham — Student Employee – Construction Technology Assistant
  • Andy Braden — Student Employee – Video Editor
  • Ellie Dake — Art History & Art Instructor Adjunct Faculty
  • April Dehring — Supplemental – Food Service (Back of House)
  • Amy Potes — Supplemental – Bookstore Assistant
  • Jared Moelaart — Supplemental – Food Service
  • Mahli Braak — Student Employee – Business Academic Area Office Assistant
  • Paul Sonner — Adjunct Faculty – Violin Instructor
  • Tyler  King — Adjunct – Flight Instructor
  • Luke Kruppe — Adjunct – Flight Instructor

Internal Promotions

Amy Klei in Information Technology was recently promoted to Senior Programmer Analyst Architect, and Laurel Forton-Lead in Student Services was promoted to Accounting Assistant. Congratulations on the promotions!

Health Savings Account Deposits

If you are enrolled in NMC’s High Deductible Health Plan please note that the first contribution from NMC to your Health Savings Account will be made on January 14, 2022.

  • Family (more than 1 person) Coverage- $1820
  • Single (employee only) Coverage- $910

The second NMC contribution will be on July 1, 2022.

  • Family (more than 1 person)- $780
  • Single (employee only) Coverage- $390

Kudos!

Kudos to Bryce Turner, Paul Martin, Neil Streeter, and Steve Dix for the countless hours that they have spent mitigating IT security vulnerabilities as they are identified. Each of them has spent many hours into the night and on weekends to ensure that NMC’s IT infrastructure is secure.

Kudos to Kerrey Woughter: Early in the fall semester, Kerrey reached out to the Maritime Department regarding a book she thought would be of interest to the students. The book “Leadership is Language” authored by Capt. L. David Marquet, USN was a perfect fit for the Marine Supervisory Lab. The author detailed the “El Faro” marine casualty and discussed the importance of communication within the hierarchy of a shipboard environment.

Kerrey offered several suggestions and provided templates on how to pursue a book discussion session. I had taken her suggestions and incorporated the text into the students’ curriculum. Kerrey graciously offered to lead the group discussions during students’ lab sessions. Over the course of two weeks, Kerrey attended two four-hour lab sessions effectively leading a roundtable discussion regarding the principle concepts offered by the author and how it pertains to the student’s sense of selves and their leadership styles. These round table discussions proceeded the student’s written final examination essay and further augmented the student’s comprehension of the text. Feedback comments from the students were spectacularly positive and well received as a new learning tool as compared to the typical coursework historically provided within the lab.

Kudos is given to Kerry for her selfless work, time, thoughtfulness, and influence on our Maritime Program. Her amazing foresight was offered without request. I thank her for providing a new and exciting way to present several main concepts to our leadership course.

Kudos to the Student Success Testing Team: Last week the Testing Team did an amazing job managing placement testing and final exams both in person and on Zoom simultaneously. Thank you for all you do for our students and instructors!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Kudos to Emily Crull and Dave Dalquist for revising the Human Resources Staffing & Recruitment section.

Kudos to Denny Nguyen: Denny consistently delivers for NMC, helping resolve pay and HR data issues with fast, accurate and friendly service to all areas of the college. He is a very good communicator, builds solid relationships with every encounter, and ensures that everyone here is paid appropriately and timely, and that the many requests for data are met with a smile (virtually, mostly, these days). We all are better because of his professionalism and passion to serve the college and those it serves.


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Kudos to the Parsons-Stulen employees for their work on the Industry 4.0 event held on November 11, 2021. The event was well attended and successful!

Kudos to Brittany Hanbury and Rachel Colby for their continued work with the student group NMC Voices. NMC Voices provides advocacy and support for student survivors of sexual assault.


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Welcome Our Newest Hires

Christa Abdul-Karim, Extended Education Services Program Coordinator, and Shannah Vergote, Marketing & Promotions Specialist, Extended Educational Services. Welcome to NMC!

Benefit Enrollment Reminders

  • Open Enrollment closes at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 18!
  • If you missed the meetings on the 9th, here are links to the recording and the slides.
  • If you don’t want to make any changes for 2022, no action is needed, EXCEPT for Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account contributions.
  • Individual appointments are available if you need additional support on Tuesday, Nov. 16 between 9 a.m–3 p.m. Email Hollie DeWalt, hdewalt@nmc.edu for available time slots.
  • Updated plan rates for medical and dental plans- HERE.
  • NY Life (previously Cigna) is offering a onetime offering to employees to increase their voluntary life insurance up to $150,000 for self and up to $30,000 for spouse with no medical paperwork required.
  • NMC’s Open Enrollment Website, which covers all benefit options- HERE.

Wellness

We look forward to seeing you on the Wellbeing Hub, at the virtual lunch and learns, and for our next program challenge Hold It for the Holidays! Weigh in will be open November 17–21 and the challenge begins on Monday, Nov. 22.

Questions on the NMC wellness program? Contact Priority Health Wellbeing at (877) 689-3161 or Wellness@priorityhealth.com.

November Lunch and Learn will review the Hold it for the Holidays Challenge- please join Chrissie on November 17 at 12noon.  You should have received a calendar invite to attend!

Kudos!

Kudos to Jeff Cobb and the Chamber singers — What a great concert last weekend and we loved the poetry in between set changes. We appreciate the community that the choir brings together.

Kudos to Chris Hanna and Dennis Shultz: Dennis and Chris went above and beyond for our Industry 4.0 event. They transformed the Great Hall of Technology in Parsons Stulen into an interactive event space hosting 40 people from 13 different manufacturers. We were able to have a guest speaker, national anthem singer, and a technology showcase all in a 2 hr window thanks to their efforts. This occurred on the same day as NMC’s Veterans Day ceremonies so EMT was pulled in many different directions. Thank you, Chris and Dennis, for stepping in and lending Tech and MMTC a hand!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Wellness

That’s a wrap!
Fall 2021 Race Around the World Step Challenge

Congratulations to all who participated in the NMC Race Around the World Step Challenge. We hope you enjoyed the challenge and took it as an opportunity to move a little more and maybe explore a new trail or walking path! We also hope you enjoyed learning about Goa, Cape Town, Granada and Paris.

An additional congratulations to our prize drawing winners: Roger Heeres, Shayrrl McCready, Caroline Schaefer-Hills, Amanda Gower, Rorie Kawula, and Lynne Moritz. Please keep an eye on your home mail for a $50 Visa gift card!

We look forward to seeing you on the Wellbeing Hub, at the virtual lunch and learns, and for our next program challenge Hold It for the Holidays! Weigh in will be open November 17-21 and the challenge begins on November 22, 2021.

Questions on the NMC wellness program?
Contact Priority Health Wellbeing at (877) 689-3161 or Wellness@priorityhealth.com

Welcome Our Newest Hires

Christa Abdul-Karim, Extended Education Services Program Coordinator, and Tracy Welch, Experiential Learning Institute Office Manager. Welcome to NMC!

Kudos!

Kudos to Gary Schetteck and his ongoing drywall efforts to help make the newly built portable exhibit walls at the Dennos Museum look a lot better than they are. We learned a lot with our first construction effort, and the number one thing to remember is to have a good drywall mud guy. Thank you, Gary.

Kudos to Bob Bugai and Brandon Asher for coming to the rescue and completing our exhibition packing of the Tom Parish exhibit by lifting and stabilizing painting crates with metal straps. We truly couldn’t have done it without you.

Kudos to The Grounds Team for re-landscaping the flower beds at the College Dr. and Fair St. entrances. We have had many compliments from volunteers and visitors on their new appearance.

Kudos to Laura Carmickle: Laura was instrumental in creating the new, homegrown Teaching Online Database (TOD). This database and reporting tool helps Educational Technology collect and track data regarding online courses, course reviews, teachingSOLUTIONS status, success rates, and more. Her patience dealing with Mark and Ryan should earn her an early retirement. She was able to synthesize data from 6+ sources that were being tracked manually and incorporate those sources into one online tool that is saving us buckets of time. Three cheers for Laura!!

Kudos to the Student Success Center Staff: Thank you for all of the great activities you have planned and attended! You guys make such a difference in the students’ lives! Your awesome involvement and care make student success happen!

Kudos to Erika Cotner and Emily Crull: The dynamic duo of (EC)2 have been a powerful, fast-moving machine in bringing talent into the college. (Fiscal) Year-to-date hires are at more than 100 and September’s tally was 52 hires! All this output while maintaining the highest standards for process to ensure great quality hires and excellent candidate experiences. They consistently go the extra mile for our candidates and for the NMC team. Kudos to the awesome dynamic duo and THANK YOU to them for all they do!

Kudos to Nora Cosnowski: Nora is a tutor in MTH 019 (08). She has gone above and beyond as a tutor in this course. Nora takes time and works through the material in advance and helps identify errors in the toolkits before the students get to them. The 019 instructors wouldn’t know what we would do without Nora. So, THANK YOU NORA! YOU ARE AMAZING!

Kudos to Hans VanSumeren and the Water Studies team for their successful grant submission to the National Science Foundation.

Kudos to the Search Committee for their work on the search for the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and congratulations to Jason Slade!

Kudos to the entire Grounds Team for their continued work in moving materials (and people) from one location to another – specifically the University Center over the past several months. The Grounds team is very efficient and always pleasant and helpful. We appreciate you!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!