Wellness

Step Challenge Wrapping Up!

Be sure to get all of your steps entered by Monday, Oct. 18. If you meet the challenge minimums, you will be entered into a prize drawing!

Kudos!

Kudos to Kailey Rubinas: Kailey consistently goes above and beyond to help students, and I’m privileged to have her as the success coach assigned to my ENG 99/108 course this semester. Throughout the semester, I’ve seen her take the time to meet individually with students and support them through the various challenges they are facing. She is empathetic, creative, and approachable, and I have received regular feedback from my students that they find their interactions with her to be both positive and helpful. Additionally, she is extremely knowledgeable about the resources available to students, and is adept at connecting them with the services they need. Kailey takes the time to make notes of her interactions and share them with me, and regularly makes herself available to discuss any concerns I might have. She is an exemplary human and mentor, and we as an institution are very fortunate to have her on our team.

Kudos to Lisa Molmen: Lisa is a kind, capable, and hardworking person and does whatever she can to make our lives at NMC easier. Ever since I was hired in April this year, Lisa has, without hesitation, offered her help and guidance to help me acclimate and find creative and innovative solutions. Lisa does this even when it is not related to her own everyday tasks and projects, on a regular basis. Lisa is incredibly smart and quick on her feet to deliver quick results that keep this NMC machine moving swiftly and properly. To me, and many others I am sure, Lisa exemplifies the values that NMC holds high and for that, she deserves some serious Kudos!


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!

Benefit Meetings for 2022

Save the Date for Open Enrollment Meetings. You should have received a calendar invite to choose one of two Zoom meetings. Please be assured that we will record the session and make it available for you if you cannot attend. Watch the Intercom and your email for further information related to the 2022 benefit year.

Open Enrollment Meetings are Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Wellness

Step Challenge Reminder! Please enter your steps! The Race Around the World challenge ends Thursday, Oct. 18. Don’t miss your opportunity to be entered into a prize drawing!

Kudos!

Kudos to Marguerite Cotto: Marguerite contributed a substantial amount of effort to translating text for Ellie Harold’s exhibition “Bird’s Fly In.” We appreciate her contribution to the arts and to this very special exhibition for our community.

Kudos to Todd Parker: On behalf of all of us at the Dennos Museum Center, a special thanks to Todd Parker for all that he did to help us connect “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding Schools” with our campus and community audiences. Todd went well beyond his usual job duties to help us reach out to GT Band and LTBB stakeholders to build a more meaningful conversation around this timely and important topic.


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 Julie Hansen and Deb Maison: Julie and Deb worked together to assist a student to register for two late-start classes. This prevented the student from losing her Frontliners Scholarship. Our student has been through several difficult situations in the past month, putting her education on the back burner. However, due to the quick work and understanding on behalf of Julie and Deb, our student can move forward with her education!

Kudos to Beth Norconk: Beth has been holding down the ship as many in the dept have retired or left. She fixes everyone else’s hardware and software problems and deserves a HUGE KUDOS !!!

Kudos to Jason Dake: Thanks for hosting the Introduction to Education class at the Dennos Museum. Observation and interpretation are skills that Jason typically teaches during our visit to the Museum. This year he not only taught those skills but reworked our entire visit to include the “Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories” exhibit. It was very powerful and Jason did an outstanding job as always.

Kudos to Lisa Blackford: Lisa presented at the August Board of Trustees meeting during the Faculty Report. Lisa showcased the importance of social responsibility and how she creates meaningful experiences for her students. Lisa is an awesome educator who not only teaches important theories in Social Work and Psychology but also aims to create engaged and emphatic citizens. Thank you, Lisa!


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 NMC Grounds and Maintenance: What haven’t these folks done?! They have all gone above and beyond to help me out in getting the Art Department ready for the semester. Work order after work order every one of these individuals have made the transformation of our department possible. I can’t say thank you enough.

Kudos and a Shout out to the entire Audio Tech team! Brady, David, Patrick and Jonah are especially generous with the support they provide to Audio Tech students. They not only taught me the skills to be successful as an audio tech, but gave me the confidence to dive in to a significant project this summer, which turned out to be a huge success for everyone involved, and provided an important service to our local community. I am super grateful, and couldn’t have tackled the work without their help. I can’t wait to see what this semester has in store for Audio Tech!

Kudos to John Biolchini: Outstanding lecture in MDK 431 (ECDIS)

Kudos to Kerry McPherson: Kerry took the time to call us after her shift (we’re closed during her normal working hours) to let us know about a package that was left in the old library space in the Osterlin building. This type of care is typical of what we saw from Kerry when we were under her custodial care at Osterlin – always so thoughtful and considerate!


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 NMC facilities and custodial teams for supporting College for Kids programming this summer. College for Kids utilizes many of our NMC buildings and campuses, and this summer we’ve set up camp in Scholars Hall for our new full day programming (and continue to run our half day classes as well). Facilities and the custodial teams have made the space hospitable for the youngest Hawk Owls. Thank you!

Kudos to Koleen Spigarelli and Ashley Hulwick who did a fantastic job testing students for Move-In Week! Not only were they testing them back to back, but they were also cleaning between tests, running back to enter in results, and heading back to the next student on the schedule for hours! These ladies rocked their job and went above and beyond to get students tested so they could move in. You couldn’t tell it was only Ashley’s fourth day in Health Services by the way she flawlessly handled the situation! Koleen was not only testing, but also working on her presentation for the parents, and taking care of her everyday duties as Director and Nurse Practitioner for Student Health Services! The students and I couldn’t have done it without them; thanks, ladies!

Kudos to Kristin Salathiel: Thank you for presenting at the Board of Trustees meeting this month! Your presentation with Colin about non-traditional assessment was innovative and creative! NMC is lucky to have such an excellent educator!

Kudos to Custodial Services and Facilities: WOW! …That was the first word out of my mouth this morning when I entered West Hall. It was done! All of the tables, chairs, workspaces, group areas…done. Even with the detail of the smaller coffee tables configured to reach the plugs on the walls. The teaching podiums were set up with cables run to the correct ports. Having been through the process of reading blueprints, locating furniture, and setting up the active learning labs, I know the process and it is not easy. Please pass along my praise, accolades, and kudos to those that converted these areas in the middle of the night. I greatly appreciate it!


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!

Internal Promotions

Katy Knight has been recently promoted to Testing Center Lead Proctor & Data Specialist. Brady Corcoran has been recently promoted to Audio Technology Coordinator.

Kudos!

Kudos to Jim Bensley: Thank you for your presentation to the Board of Trustees for the faculty report! Your Experiential Humanities Portfolio was a great example of faculty innovation! You and your students are creative, brave and exemplify the spirit of academic excellence we continue to see during the pandemic.

Kudos to Lindsey Lipke, Cathy Brown, Kim Gourlay, and Mark West: The Board of Trustees approved a banking contract with Huntington Bank in March 2021. Lindsey Lipke and Kim Gourlay of the Business Office have since worked tirelessly to transition the College’s deposits, investments, and credit card processing functions to Huntington’s new platform, as well as help integrate banking functionality with Banner. Along with Lindsey and Kim, Cathy Brown and Mark West have spent significant time training with the new online banking system. The combined efforts have helped provide a seamless transition that is expected to save the College $25,000 over a 3-year period.

Kudos to Jackie Schenk: Jackie works in the Extended Educational Services office and has spent the last year going out of her way to engage with our lifelong learning students and instructors. The pandemic caused many of our students, especially those who live alone, to be quite lonely. When the pandemic first started, she made countless phone calls checking on many of our students, advisory board members, and instructors. She continues to engage with the community in this way; she knows our students, she knows their stories – some of them for over 20 years. Many of our EES students call specifically asking for her, as she represents their personal connection to the college, and that means a lot to this community. Thank you, Jackie!

Kudos to Katy Knight: Yesterday Katy helped a new student and this was the message that he sent:

Katy,
Thanks so much for your help today with placement testing, computer use, and getting in touch with my advisor. This was my first experience with NMC and you made it an extraordinarily positive one. I really appreciate your thorough and courteous support and look forward to seeing you on campus this semester.

He also wanted this shout-out to go up the chain of command to the head of her department! We want all of NMC to know how appreciative we are of Katy for all that she does at our proctoring desk!


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!