Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
Linda Clark - Dining & Hospitality Services is pleased to announce Linda Clark as our November 2010 Employee of the Month. Linda has been with the department since August 1995 and has proven to be a critical team member. Her vast knowledge and skill has proven itself over and over, particularly with a recent event. Upon Linda learning that an event was 3 hours earlier than scheduled, Linda jumped into hyper gear and took charge. Her coordination and quick thinking ensured that the event went on without a hitch; in fact many guests did not even notice a thing was wrong! We are glad and proud to have Linda as a part of our team and look forward to many more years and events with her as a key part of the team.
Ron Wright has been nominated as the Facilities Operations Employee of the Month. Ron was hired as a Painter and is the newest of our maintenance workers having only been with the College since May 2010. Almost immediately upon his arrival we have had staff shortages requiring him to fill in elsewhere. Among other things he has been the Building Maintenance Worker in Wesley Hall and assisted with problems in Munger Place. He has done an excellent job filling in and exhibited a wide range of maintenance abilities. He has also done an admirable job with his original job, painting. Thank you Ron for your hard work and versatility in helping out wherever necessary.
Danielle Menteer, associate director of the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center since July 2007, is our Employee of the Month for November. She serves as a riding instructor for the Center's programs and is the coach for Albion College's Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) equestrian team, which she has led to the National Finals in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Her vast experience and skill in the equine industry give her a great edge while supervising the Held Center horses, students and staff. During the show season, she also competes on one of the Held Center school horses at dressage competitions at the FEI levels. Danielle consistently goes over and above with the effort and time she puts in at the Held Center. She concentrates on helping students and horses, working tirelessly to host the many events at the Center, coordinating activities, and assisting in the development of the programs and facilities. Thanks for all that you do, Danielle!