Learning Commons Awards

Learning Commons Awards

Each year, the Learning Commons hosts an award ceremony honoring the hard work of their full- and part- time staff.

Outstanding Receptionist of the Year

This award goes to the receptionist whose work performance has consistently exceeded expectations. This individual has gone above and beyond to positively contribute to the Learning Commons environment and has followed all policies and procedures with maturity. This receptionist has made everyone feel welcomed and has served our students with excellence.

2019-20 Recipient: Ervin Donaldson

Rookie of the Year (Reception Staff)

This award goes to the receptionist who has made a splash (the fun kind) in their first 2 semesters working at the LC. This award is for a receptionist who has either come in this year and been excellent throughout their course of work, or for those who have had the opportunity to improve. In the latter case, this individual has responded to constructive feedback from supervisors with professional and personal growth, which has contributed to continued improvements in the Learning Commons overall.

2019-20 Recipient: Nathaniel Tamayo

Outstanding Tutor Award (Math & Science)

This award goes to the tutor whose work performance and service to student success has consistently exceeded expectations. This individual has logged over and beyond 25 hours per semester of working with students and is able to assist students with a variety of needs. This tutor has gone above and beyond to positively contribute to the Learning Commons environment and has followed all policies and procedures with maturity. This tutor is a team player who understands that collaboration enhances the overall environment of the Learning Commons.

2019-20 Recipient: John Yglesias & Sam Chandler

Rookie of the Year (Math & Science)

This award goes to the tutor who has made a splash (the fun kind) in their first 2 semesters working at the LC. This tutor has logged over and beyond 25 hours in 1 semester of working with students and is able to assist students with a variety of needs. This award is for a tutor who has either come in this year and been excellent throughout their course of work, or for those who have had the opportunity to improve. In the latter case, this individual has responded to constructive feedback from supervisors with professional and personal growth, which has contributed to continued improvements in the Learning Commons overall.

Outstanding Tutor Award (Communications)

This award goes to the tutor whose work performance and service to student success has consistently exceeded expectations. This individual has logged over and beyond 25 hours per semester of working with students and is able to assist students with a variety of needs. This tutor has gone above and beyond to positively contribute to the Learning Commons environment and has followed all policies and procedures with maturity. This tutor is a team player who understands that collaboration enhances the overall environment of the Learning Commons.

2019-20 Recipient: Sean Willits

Rookie of the Year (Communications)

This award goes to the tutor who has made a splash (the fun kind) in their first 2 semesters working at the LC. This tutor has logged over and beyond 25 hours in 1 semester of working with students and is able to assist students with a variety of needs. This award is for a tutor who has either come in this year and been excellent throughout their course of work, or for those who have had the opportunity to improve. In the latter case, this individual has responded to constructive feedback from supervisors with professional and personal growth, which has contributed to continued improvements in the Learning Commons overall.

2019-20 Recipient: Josalin Hughes

The “Da Qun Ni” Award (OPS)

This award recognizes a tutor who demonstrates a strong commitment to student success, displays optimism and kindness, and performs his or her role with a high degree of professionalism. This individual has a strong work ethic and makes exemplary contributions to the Learning Commons.

2019-20 Recipient: Rosalia Haddix

The “Da Qun Ni” Award (Full-time Staff)

This award recognizes a specialist who demonstrates a strong commitment to student success, displays optimism and kindness, and performs his or her role with a high degree of professionalism. This individual has a strong work ethic and makes exemplary contributions to the Learning Commons.

2019-20 Recipient: Nadia McDonald

Innovation Award

This award spotlights this unique, noteworthy, or resourceful contributions to the Learning Commons during the academic year by a full-time employee. This individual created a project or initiative that positively impacted the Learning Commons and TCC students. Some examples might include the work completed with the Learning Commons committees or through the specialized populations.

2019-20 Recipient: Sam DeZerga

Unsung Hero Award

This award recognizes the efforts of a full-time employee who is collegial, a team player, and willing to assist in any capacity necessary within the Learning Commons. This individual has a positive attitude and may work behind the scenes to help the Learning Commons achieve excellence.

2019-20 Recipient: Jessie Clayton and Shekitta Allen