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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

April 2007

Congratulations Mariana Solis, for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for April 2007. Mariana (“Maria”) has been a dependable and dedicated employee for 18 years. She takes tremendous pride in her work and truly cares about the quality of food she produces for our students, faculty and staff. Her supervisors and co-workers have described her as “dependable, pleasant, and one who always plans ahead”. Marianna_Solis
Tracy Markovich has been employed by the College since 1995 as a Maintenance/Technician IV. His primary responsibility is operation of the central boiler plant and steam distribution system. Tracy has been nominated by his co-workers for his "ability, leadership, and endless drive that he shows each and every day. His knowledge is vast, his willingness to help others is great, but the most valuable feature is his caring for how the College functions." Tracy is a very hard working and conscientious employees who can be counted on both to do his job and to respond to any emergency. Tracy_Markovich
Scott Stephen has been part of the IT team since 1988 and is well known on campus for his smiling face and pleasant, helpful disposition. He is always willing to lend a helping hand, be it syncing someone’s palm, helping with a Banner issue or giving directions to someone who is lost. During the past two years, Scott has taken on additional responsibilities due to staffing changes and more recently has (with a smile on his face) taken on even more new projects and responsibilities and has shouldered the extra load due to Lisa Locke being off on maternity leave. Currently, he is the “last director standing”. We appreciate his “whatever it takes” attitude and he is truly a valued member of the IT team! Scottsm

February 2007

Phyllis Motley has been with the College since May of 1990. Phyllis was nominated by her peers, which is a true tribute to her effect on others. Her co-workers feel that Phyllis “always has a positive attitude regardless of circumstances”. She interacts well with students and takes tremendous pride in her job. Congratulations Phyllis!! Phyllis_Motley
Olin Kissinger has been with the college since 1996 as a Maintenance II. Ollie is a very dependable, hard working employee assigned to work on the boiler plant and steam distribution system performing a very important job that is almost totally unknown. Ollie roams the tunnels, mechanical rooms, and hidden recesses of the campus inspecting the thousands of steam traps and other devices which make the steam distribution system work properly. (A steam trap is a device which assures that steam releases all its energy in the proper place before being returned as condensate). He has documented over $56,000 in energy savings this winter due to this preventative maintenance program. Thank you Ollie for your diligent work behind the scenes which makes Albion College a better place for all of us to live and work. Olin_K

Mark Frever has been with the college since 2002 as Grounds Supervisor. Mark is a graduate of Michigan State University specializing in Turf Management. Under Mark's leadership exceptional progress has been made in improving the quality of college athletic fields including installation of underground irrigation, field renovations, and implementation of turf management practices necessary to produce a top quality product. These efforts were recognized this year by the Michigan Turf Grass Managers Association naming the Morley Fraser Field as Field of the Year. Mark has also shown exceptional leadership and creativity in efforts to reduce our waste disposal costs and enhance recycling. Congratulations to Mark and his staff!

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March 2007

Randy Lee has been with the college since 1996. Randy has been a dependable and loyal employee for 9 years. His warm smile and friendliness are appreciated by his fellow staff members. Randy cares about others and truly brightens the day of those around him. Congratulations for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for March 2007! Randy_Lee
Chris Anderson has been with the College since 1981 as a Carpenter. Chris is described by his fellow workers as being a very talented craftsman and willing to take on challenging projects. He takes great pride in his work while consistently looking for cost effective solutions to problems. He is always willing to help both others in the department and throughout campus. Chris has received numerous letters of thanks and appreciation from those he has assisted in various project work. Chris is a very conscientious worker and a real asset both to the department and the College. Chris_Anderson
Linda Robinson is an Albion native, and began work at the College in November, 1971, following her graduation from Michigan State University. She spent 26 years in the Central Records department of Institutional Advancement, moving to Information Technology as a Banner and database support specialist in 1997. Linda enjoys working with databases like Banner, Access, and SQL Server, using her knowledge of the data to provide administrative reports and to keep computerized records accurate and up-to-date. In the past few months, her skills have been especially instrumental in gathering information for decision-making by the Executive Vice President regarding future directions for the College. We are pleased that she is a part of our administrative staff. (And don't forget to ask her about her cats!) LindaR

January 2007

Michele Bramble has been with the College since March 2000. Because of her dependability, work ethic and leadership ability, Michele Bramble was recently promoted to Unit Leader in the Eat Shop. Michele provides excellent customer service and is well-liked by the students. Also, showing her customary positive attitude, teamwork and demonstrated skill, Michele was an integral part of successful winter break projects. Michelle
Russ Henson has been with the College since 1987, initially in Housekeeping. He currently works in Campus Services managing inventories, making deliveries, and setting up for events throughout the campus. Russ is exceptionally hard working, frequently doing more work than is reasonably expected of one person. He has exemplary attendance and proven commitment both to his job and the College. He is dependable, works with a minimum of supervision, and can be counted upon to complete the task at hand. This is a department which experienced a staff reduction with Russ picking up much of the extra work. Russ
Don Masternak has been with the college since 1990, initially as the College Architect and presently as the Associate Director of Facilities Operations. Don is very hard working and has exceptionally high standards regarding the quality of the work. During the recent holiday break Don taught and then lead a diverse group of Dining Services, Clerical, Grounds, and student employees in painting and remodeling projects. Don provided exceptional on-site leadership, frequently working along side the employees to demonstrate how the work is to be done properly. Together this group did an exceptional quantity of high quality work in a very cost effective manner. Don

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