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.

The Learning Commons has also received a number of awards and certification that has celebrated our leadership and team work.

 

Awards & Certifications

NCLCA Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award

 NCLCA Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award

Tallahassee Community College’s William D. Law Learning Commons is the winner of a national award recognizing the ability to foster growth and development in education. The National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) awarded TCC with the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center in the two-year college category in 2021.

Frank L. Christ was the founder of the Winter Institutes for Learning Assistance Professionals and was actively involved with learning assistance for over 40 years.

The NCLCA is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting excellence among learning center personnel. The goal is to develop and maintain learning centers, programs and services to enhance student learning at the post-secondary level.

 

AFC Technology Commission Exemplary Practice Award

AFC Technology Commission Exemplary Practice Award

The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Technology Commission recognizes community colleges for their cutting-edge technology that illustrates an exceptional practice. Departments within a community college can also apply, but only one application per college is accepted.

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CRLA Certifications

CRLA Levels 1 and 2

Since 1989, over 1,000 college tutor training programs around the globe have received ITTPC at one or more Levels. Our tutors are undergoing consistent training in order to be certified at both levels.

 

Receptionist Awards

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Leyla Neymatova

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Morgan Morato

2019-20 Recipient: Nathaniel Tamayo

 

Tutor Awards

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Alia Green & I-Ting Lee

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Chase Davis

2019-20 Recipient: Anonymous Winner

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Josalin Hughes

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Ann Ross

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Anthony Brandy

2019-20 Recipient: Rosalia Haddix

 

Full-time Staff Awards

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Greg Schaberg

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Dani Rowan Hawke

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.

2020-21 Recipient: Tiayka Green

2019-20 Recipient: Jessie Clayton and Shekitta Allen

 

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