Kudos to Dave Weaver: Thank you, Dave, for assisting in the University Center computer lab for the College for Kids: Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game (Grades 3-5) classes. We had 32 young Hawk Owls in these classes this week. Dave went above and beyond by helping to “fix the bugs” and keep things running smoothly for our students and instructor.

Kudos to Jan Root, Cathy Brown, Brian VanSipe, Nancy Durecki, Judy Chu, Logan Deater and Andrea Grabowski: Writing & Reading Center (WRC) Summer 2022 staff—Logan Deater, Andrea Grabowski and myself (Carrie) recently undertook a major overhaul of the physical WRC space, creating a more accessible and inviting Center for students and employees alike to enjoy. The revamp of the WRC would not have been possible without the kind assistance of Jan Root, Cathy Brown, Brian VanSipe, Nancy Durecki and Judy Chu. Brian took the desk apart, making sure the carpet and area that once housed the desk were spotless after the desk’s removal, while Jan, Cathy and Nancy helped facilitate work orders and the logistics regarding removing/replacing office furniture. Extra special thanks to Judy, our WRC Director, for embracing the drastic changes, which Logan, Andrea and I began on a whim without first seeking approval. The Writing & Reading Center has consistently played an integral role in the development of confident writers, and the new space will continue to foster the learning and growth necessary for students to further hone their writing skills. Thank you to Jan, Cathy, Brian and Nancy for helping all of us at the WRC to create what will hopefully be an even more enriching environment for students. And thank you to Logan and Andrea for your enthusiasm in developing and implementing this project with me. NMC is lucky to have you all—you put the “community” in community college.

Kudos to Dave Gates, Steve Dix and Chris Little: Dave, Steve and Chris played vital roles in the reorganization/revamping of the Writing & Reading Center’s (WRC) physical space. Our telephone and computers found new homes within Scholars Hall 221, requiring new network connections and cords. Dave, Steve and Chris took care of the necessary work in very quick fashion, and were great fun to talk to while they were at the WRC. Thank you all for your dedication to creating spaces which allow for the best learning experience for each of our students. NMC is so lucky to have people like Dave, Steve and Chris!

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