SSC Faculty Appreciation Award recipients pictured from left to right: Dr. Springer Service AwardDesmond Campbell; Adjunct of the Year Award-Margot Williams; Faculty of the YearAl Jackson; Community Educator of the YearMaria-Diana Gutierrez; Dr. McVey Teamwork AwardDiane Grzeczka and Jennifer Medlen (not pictured)
SOUTH HOLLAND, ILSouth Suburban College recently hosted their annual Spring Tea Awards to recognize employees' years of service, retirements, and announce the Faculty Appreciation Awards.
This year marks the first time SSC has awarded Faculty Appreciation Awards, something that will now become an annual tradition under direction of college president Don Manning and vice president of academic services, Lynnette Stokes.
"We have so many wonderful, talented faculty members at SSC," said President Manning. "It is only fitting that we begin recognizing them appropriately with a formal expression of our appreciation."
The first annual Faculty Appreciation Award recipients were:
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award Al Jackson, Chesterton, IN, Music
Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award Margot Williams, Matteson, IL, Communications
The Dr. Steven Springer Service Award Desmond Campbell, Lynwood, IL, Engineering & Technology
The Dr. William E. McVey Teamwork Award Diane Grzeczka, Chicago, IL, Mathematics; and Jennifer Medlen, Dyer, IN, Mathematics
The Outstanding Community Educator of the Year Award Maria-Diana Gutierrez, Chicago Heights, IL, Community Education
Diane Black, Tinley Park, IL, Nursing Instructor 30 years
Noah Hamilton, Kouts, IN, Counseling 13 years
Andy Hoefle, Flossmoor, IL, Music Instructor 16 Years
Albert Jackson, Chesterton, IN, Music Instructor 15 years
Michelle Johnson, Markham, IL, Enrollment & Community Education 33 years
Suzanne Kalweit, Crete, IL, Nursing Instructor 11 years
Linda Kopoulos, Chicago, IL, Academic Services 22 years
Berdyne Kuiken, Flossmoor, IL, Athletics 38 years
Nancy Mills, Hinsdale, IL, Nursing Instructor 17 years
Jeanie Mitchel, Orland Hills, IL, Nursing Instructor 20 years
Yvonne Rallins, Harvey, IL, Financial Aid 33 years
Geri Weatherspoon-Smith, Chicago, IL, Career Development 21 years
Valerie Wise, Merrillville, IN, Human Services Instructor 13 years