SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

2014-05-25T00:00:00Z SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retireesFor The Times
May 25, 2014 12:00 am  • 

SOUTH HOLLAND | South 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,” Manning said. “It is only fitting that we begin recognizing them appropriately with a formal expression of our appreciation.”

The inaugural faculty appreciation award recipients are:

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award – Al Jackson, Chesterton, Music

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award – Margot Williams, Matteson, Communications

The Dr. Steven Springer Service Award – Desmond Campbell, Lynwood, Engineering & Technology

The Dr. William E. McVey Teamwork Award – Diane Grzeczka, Chicago, Mathematics; and Jennifer Medlen, Dyer, Mathematics

The Outstanding Community Educator of the Year Award – Maria-Diana Gutierrez, Chicago Heights, Community Education

SSC’s 2014 retiring employees were recognized at both the Spring Tea awards and the college’s May meeting of the board of trustees. Chairman of the Board, Frank M. Zuccarelli, presented each of the retirees with gifts during the open meeting.

“On behalf of the SSC board of trustees, I want to thank you for all of your many years of dedicated service. You will be missed dearly by the college and our students, and we wish you all the best.”

The following employees are retiring from SSC in 2014:

Diane Black, Tinley Park, Nursing Instructor – 30 years

Noah Hamilton, Kouts, Counseling – 13 years

Andy Hoefle, Flossmoor, Music Instructor – 16 Years

Albert Jackson, Chesterton, Music Instructor – 15 years

Michelle Johnson, Markham, Enrollment & Community Education – 33 years

Suzanne Kalweit, Crete, Nursing Instructor – 11 years

Linda Kopoulos, Chicago, Academic Services – 22 years

Berdyne Kuiken, Flossmoor, Athletics – 38 years

Nancy Mills, Hinsdale, Nursing Instructor – 17 years

Jeanie Mitchel, Orland Hills, Nursing Instructor – 20 years

Yvonne Rallins, Harvey, Financial Aid – 33 years

Geri Weatherspoon-Smith, Chicago, Career Development – 21 years

Valerie Wise, Merrillville, Human Services Instructor – 13 years

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