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May 27, 2024 8:21 am

College recognizes top employees of 2022

Wayne Community College recently recognized its 2022 Employees of the Year. From left are Foundation of WCC Executive Director Adrienne Northington, Housekeeping Supervisor Tammy Holland - Operations and Maintenance category, Dental Instructor Rhonda Price – Adjunct Faculty category, eLearning Specialist Julie Marciel-Rozzi - Professional category and WCC President Patty Pfeiffer. Not pictured is Administrative Assistant Beth Street, the recipient of the award in the Professional Support Staff category.

GOLDSBORO — Wayne Community College has recognized its top employees for 2022.

Housekeeping Supervisor Tammy Holland was presented the Operations and Maintenance Staff Employee of the Year Award. In announcing the award, WCC President Patty Pfeiffer noted that Holland “used her professional experience and compassion for others to make a new campus position her own.” She has been employed by WCC for three years.

“Tammy is hands down the busiest supervisor on campus, managing and leading the largest group of employees under one charge. The skilled, daily choreography of her 15 permanent and temporary housekeepers ensures complete coverage of the campus,” said Facilities and Grounds Department Superintendent Chris Schott.

Beth Street, the administrative assistant for the math and science departments for the last five years, earned the Professional Support Staff of the Year Award. “Beth not only performs her duties promptly and efficiently, she anticipates our needs as faculty and acts on them professionally,” said one of her nominators, Math Department Chair Katina Davis.

“I have never encountered a person who exhibited the patience, gentleness and self control this woman possesses. She is the embodiment of love, joy and peace,” said Math Instructor Elizabeth King. “Despite our department members constantly pestering her … Beth maintains a calm and kind demeanor.”

eLearning Specialist and Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Coordinator Julie Marciel-Rozzi was named the Employee of the Year in the Professional Staff category. For almost a decade, she has been “one of the first college employees every faculty member comes in contact with when they onboard at the college and she remains the first line of defense for them,” said her nominator Christine Nicodemus, chair of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts Department.

“If you have worked with Julie, you know she enjoys her work. This translates to those she works to help, because knowing she wants to help means I never hesitate to call, chat or email Julie with a question or need,” another nominator, Economics Instructor Dan Fagan, said.

Dental Instructor Rhonda Price, a WCC alumna, is the recipient of the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award. In addition to teaching, she serves as the receptionist for the dental department’s clinic where she works with both patients and students.

“For 12 years, her professionalism has benefitted the faculty whose work she makes easier, students who learn from her efficiency and calm nature, and patients whose needs and names she knows,” Pfeiffer said.

Honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen by an outside committee. Selection is based on initiative, enthusiasm, expertise, leadership, professionalism, productivity, creativity, involvement, dedication and how they were rated on their last evaluation. Each winner receives a trophy and a stipend provided by the Foundation of Wayne Community College.

An outstanding full-time faculty member is recognized each spring with the George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award. The 2022 winner was Sondi Hoffman, a biology instructor.

The foundation is a non-profit organization that works to broaden the base of community support for educational opportunities at Wayne Community College. In addition to furnishing recognition opportunities such as these awards to faculty and staff, the foundation provides scholarships for WCC students, funds for educational supplies and events that cannot be paid for with state money and public cultural events.

— From Wayne Community College Public Relations