The Star Award:
1. Is available to all employees – faculty and classified employees, management, and supervisors.
2. Anyone can nominate an employee for the award.
3. The award will travel from one winner to the next.
4. Awardees will receive recognition and documentation of being Star Award recipients.
Please fill out form below to nominate a CMC employee for exemplary acts of service.
Star Award Recipients
RECIPIENTS FOR 2021
Lisa Larson, Learning Management System Specialist
Recognized by: Linda Thomas: Lisa went above and beyond this semester by not only setting up every instructor’s Canvas shell but also helping instructors trouble shoot their courses when they went live. She found numerous issues that needed fixing and worked diligently with the instructors to remedy the problems. She also helped countless students who had experienced difficulties with their new courses have a more smooth start to the semester. Lisa’s hard work averted many problems and solved many more!
Jolie Alpin, Public Relations & Event Specialist
Recognized by: Liz Meyer and Jane Abell
Liz Meyer said: The commitment to “Students First” could not be more exemplified than with the virtual graduation created for the 2020 graduates of CMC. Jolie Alpin stepped up for CMC, above and beyond her job description, to make this graduation happen. Within a 3-week time frame, she scripted, individually videoed, coordinated and published this memorable event for our students. Regardless of the challenges and complications for such a project, she kept the “Students First” in her focus. The CMC Graduates of 2020 will have a meaningful and memorable virtual graduation to own forever, and Jolie Alpin has earned her star for going “above and beyond” for our college. I recommend this honor for her.
Jane Abel said: In October, we made the determination to have a virtual commencement ceremony in December. Although this was a collaborative project with many wonderful individuals volunteering their time and efforts, one individual stands out in the effort and energy put into making the virtual commencement ceremony a success. Jolie Alpin graciously volunteered to be the person who put together the video that was used for the virtual commencement. She recorded each individual, spent a lot of additional time editing the video, ultimately resulting in a wonderful ceremony honoring the graduating class of 2020, who had quite the unforeseen year. Thank you, Jolie, for all your hard work, flexibility, and positivity though this whole process!
RECIPIENTS FOR 2020
Nominated by Sandy Smith
Janie Ramstorf handles all aspects of CMC’s scholarship program. There are a few scholarships – Osher, Molly Adams, Lena Pond and the Community Foundation Pooled Scholarship that require reporting to the donor organization what was given out, to who, what is still on hand and what the process is. This sounds simple but with drops and students not taking as many credits as they expect, it gets messy. Janie always maintains meticulous records, does the reports in a timely manner and is always precise. Her willingness to communicate with the funders and keep the Foundation Office in the loop is extremely helpful to us and allows us to continue giving money where it is needed – to our students!!
Kevin Cole, Director of Facilities & Operations
Nominated by Meredith Plummer. Kevin has gone above and beyond helping the County with the Covid drive through testing event. He is here at 6am making sure they have what they need and helps them get set up. The County Coordinator for this event told me how much they appreciate Kevin and all his support and what he has done for them. He had a smile (under the mask) going all day. A situation with traffic flow to the childcare center caused a panic. The employees at the childcare center were upset. Kevin was able to calm everyone’s nerves. His ability to remain professional, rational, calm and kind during the crisis and the entire event is Star-Worthy!”
RECIPIENTS FOR 2019