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Quality Team Awards

Quality Efforts Lauded at Annual Luncheon

group shotThe new class of Distinguished Teachers receives their awards from President Harrison. From left are: Stephen Logan, Jeff Richardson, Rick Miller, and Melissa Logue.


Another stellar class of employees was recognized at the Quality Awards Luncheon held on Tuesday, June 30 in the WD Ballroom. The annual event honors faculty, staff and teams for their outstanding achievements in the past year. 

The Distinguished Teaching Award was given to Stephen Logan, Assistant Professor in English; Melissa Logue, Assistant Professor in the Modern Languages; Rick Miller, J.D. Adjunct Instructor in the Humanities; and Jeff Richardson, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Biological and Physical Sciences.

The Distinguished Full Professor Award was given to Professor Lisa Cerrato, Health Information Management Technology; Professor Crystal Clark, English; Professor Holly Finnegan, Developmental Education; and Professor Tina Perry, Interpreter Education Program.

Margaret Power, specialist in the Bookstore, was named Staff Employee of the Year, with Sheri Harrington, advisor in Business and Engineering Technologies, recognized as the Part-time Staff Employee of the Year.

A Silver Team Award was given to the Columbus State C.A.R.E.S. Team, which helps students who are facing financial, academic, and/or personal difficulties. Team members are Jeffery Akers, Regional Learning Centers, Kimberly Rhyan, Student Engagement and Leadership, Michelle Teasley-Parks, College Testing Services, Tracy Thornton, Counseling Services, Marisa Vernon, Advising Services, Chaka Wilson, Advising Services, Renee Hill, Student Life and Ameena Kemavor, Counseling Services.

receiving the award
Staff Employee of the Year Margaret Power 
gets her award and a hug from President Harrison.


The second Silver Team Award went to the Exhibit the Right to Read: Banned Books Week Team, which planned interactive events for the Banned Books Week celebration. The team included Elisabeth Huey, Library; Kristine Kinzer, Library; Dana Knott, Library; Brianne Miller, Library; Stacey Mulinex, Bookstore; Frank Neutzling, Library; Ann Palazzo, English; Johanna Pierce, Bookstore; Lorena Popelka, Library; Sandra Zeller, Bookstore; Derek Zoladz, Library; Kim Leggett, Library; and Julie Zaveloff, Library.

The Gold Award went to the We Are STEM 2015 Team. The group brought a fresh approach to the annual We Are STEM event. The new format offered hands-on learning experiences in real-world situations and connected students to academic pathways and career choices. Team members are Terrence Brown, Veterinary, Imaging and Surgical Technologies; Gary Clark, Computer Science; Gina Hiser, Admissions; Misty Mahefkey, Admissions; Sherry Minton, Dual Enrollment; Matthew Saelzler, Biological and Physical Sciences; J.J. Schultz, Marketing; Merideth Sellars, Biological and Physical Sciences; Elizabeth Straub, Admissions; and Jack Cooley, Academic Affairs.


            arrow  Previous year's Quality Awards finalists are here.