Administrative Divisions

September 2007

Congratulations Sue Trine, for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for September 2007. Sue has worked for Albion College since 1982. That’s 25 years of working in fast-paced dining operations where every meal period is an urgent deadline. Sue is currently responsible for many aspects of the salad bar in Lower Baldwin, Mary Sykes Room and catering functions. Sue is warm and friendly and always willing to be a team player. Sue_Trine2
Kellie Williamson has been employed in Facilities Operations for over 20 years, first as the department secretary, then as payroll clerk, and currently as the Office Manager. Working in the Facilities Operations office takes a very special kind of person who can work amid the chaos of 5 in-coming phone lines, two radio systems, and a reception desk for contractors and visitors of all kinds plus the demands of the supervisory staff. During this past summer the department secretary was out for over 6 weeks due to illness leaving Kellie to manage a 7 to 5 office operation. Not only did she rise to the challenge but came in to do payroll after she had been hospitalized for surgery. Kellie's experience and dedication to Facilities Operations and Albion College is an inspiration to all of us. Williamson
Linda Neal has been with Albion College since July 1999. She is a familiar face on campus due to her role in Human Resources as well as filling in at the Post Office when needed. Not only does she assist us with HR information, she coordinates the campus-wide employee recognition program every year. Recently, in light of our previous HR Director leaving for a new position, Linda has stepped up in her absence and took the lead to ensure all Human Resource services kept going along seamlessly. She has done an excellent job! Linda is a wonderful example of the “anything to get the job done” attitude that is indicative of Albion College. Congratulations Linda! Neal_Linda

August 2007

Congratulations Verna Lafayette, for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for August 2007. Verna has worked for Albion College since January 2005. She is very reliable and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Verna has been a strong asset to Dining & Hospitality Services and to Albion College. Both her managers and co-workers think highly of her and always know she can be counted on. Lafayette_Verna
Jim Sobel has been employed by Albion College since April, 2000. Initially Jim was a Maintenance II assigned to the Whitehouse and Seaton Hall residential areas. As such he consistently received excellent ratings from both students and staff living in his buildings. More recently he has been promoted to Maintenance/Technician III and assigned to the Science Complex. In this new role he has done an exceptional job in learning a new building with new technologies and has developed positive relationships with faculty and staff. Jim has also made contributions in a variety of other areas. He organized a fund-raiser for an employee in need. He builds high quality furniture from recycled materials to be auctioned off as a College fund-raiser. He worked out of his normal assignment (along with others) in preparing Briton Manor for our new President and family in an exceptionally tight time frame. Congratulations to Jim as employee of the month. Excellent employee. Caring fellow worker. Active supporter of Albion College. JimSobel
Todd Tekiele has been with Albion College for a year now and in that year he has worked hard to make some amazing changes in our Dining and Hospitality services. Among the changes are those fantastic smoothies at the Eat Shop and the great salad selection. Todd is a dedicated employee who always has a friendly smile for everyone he sees. He is a valued member of the Dining and Hospitality team and is respected by his employees. Congratulations Todd! Tekiele_Todd

July 2007

Congratulations Mary Dean, for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for July 2007. Mary puts tremendous effort into assuring an enjoyable, hassle-free experience for our many guests at Bellemont Manor, Haven House and the Michigan Avenue Guest House. This past month she has been counted upon even more with our special guests being the current and future College presidents. Mary shows a sincere desire to do the best job possible and obviously takes pride in her work. We thank Mary, not only for this month, but for her 7 years of service to Albion College. DHS-Mary-Dean
John Marshall has been with the college since August 17, 1982. He is currently a Maintenance/Technician IV with a specialty in carpentry. John has been nominated by his co-workers for his caring attitude for the college, others in the department, and those less fortunate. John is very talented worker with a quiet nature who works diligently behind the scenes. John personifies a spirit of caring without thought of reward or stature. He is also well known for his sense of wit and humor. Congratulations to John as employee of the month. Marshall_John
Robin Brubaker has been with the College since 1999 and was recently promoted to Associate Instructional Technologist. This in itself speaks to how valuable she is to IT. Not only does she coordinate sign-out equipment, is the go-to person for Moodle and is the poster printing queen, she is always willing to help out with other projects as they arise. Such as, she was co-coordinator for the staff picnic held this spring. Didn’t she get some great door prizes?? Robin has presented at conferences, allowing other colleges to see the good things we’re doing in IT. Robin has a way of making everyone feel welcome in our office and has a wonderful rapport with those she assists. She has the get-it-done attitude that is indicative of IT. Congratulations Robin! Robin_Brubaker

May 2007

Congratulations Karen Alexander, for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for May 2007. Karen is often the first person people encounter when contacting this department, and she gives a great first impression. The administrative staff truly appreciates all Karen does to make our daily business operate efficiently. Karen is a caring and warm person who exemplifies teamwork and is always willing to do what is asked. Alexander_Karen
Jeff Watson has been with Albion College since May 18, 1989, and currently works in the Grounds Department as a Groundskeeper III and Group Leader. As such he oversees the care and maintenance of the athletic fields, coordinating his work with the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Jeff is known to be exceptionally hard working and dedicated to achieving excellence in everything he does. He has excelled in this role, is a mentor to many staff and students in landscape maintenance, and is an enthusiastic participant in training and continuing education. In the last four seasons, his dedication has contributed greatly to the Morley Fraser Field being named the field of the year by the Michigan Turf Grass Association. Jeff has recently decided to move on to a position in residence hall maintenance. Jeff will be missed in athletics but will make a fine addition to the residence hall maintenance effort. Congratulations Jeff. watson_Jeff
Deb Crittenden has been with the College since 2003. In these short years, Deb has been the “go to” person for all things Business Office and Student Affairs related and always goes the extra mile to help out. Her smile and helpful nature make it a pleasure working with her. Everybody loves her! She remembers customers (even from a short phone conversation) and makes them feel special. She will be missed in the Business Office as she relocates with the Student Affairs Office. Luckily the relocation is just across the hall so her smile and helpful nature won’t be far away. Good luck in your new “home”! Crittenden_Deb

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