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.
July 2010 Recipients
Mary Osborn - Dining & Hospitality Services is pleased to announce Mary Osborn as our July, 2010 Employee of the Month. Mary has been with the department since September, 2009 and has proven to be a key employee in making lunch flow smoothly at the Eat Shop Café. With a spatula in her hand and a smile on her face, Mary can grill up a mean specialty burger that George Foreman himself would envy. In addition, Mary has become a vital component to our summer conference services. Cleaning guest rooms and servicing camp needs throughout campus, Mary approaches her work in a calm, cool and collected manner and goes above and beyond to make sure every guest has a delightful experience. To put it in the famous words of the Motel 6 chain, in our department, Mary is the one who’ll “leave the light on for ya.”
Kaitlyn Pospiech has been nominated as the Facilities Operations Employee of the Month. Kaitlyn is an Albion College student working in Grounds for the summer and splitting her time between Grounds and the new Student Farm project. Kaitlyn has been nominated by her supervisor as being an exceptionally hard worker and demonstrating both independence and leadership in her work both in Grounds and with the Student Farm. She has been both innovative and resourceful in solving the many problems in managing a successful program. Kaitlyn’s project is certainly in the spirit of the Sustainability Theme Year. We look forward to some of the product being available in Baldwin Hall. Congratulations Kaitlyn.
Don Masternak, Managing Director of Facilities Operations, has been nominated as the Employee of the Month. Don is frequently the creative force behind many facilities projects with the development of the site of the recently demolished International House being no exception. Don designed many of the site details and artfully reused many materials from both International House and other past projects. Always the tenacious bargain hunter he obtained a number of large trees which were moved to the site, giving it a mature and well established look. Also incorporated in the site is the commemorative rock from the original founding of the College and the sculpture from the International House court yard. Thank you Don for all you do in making the Albion College campus a beautiful place for all to enjoy.