RANGELY I On Feb. 17, Colorado Northwestern Community College announced several college-related awards centered on the top employee, administrator, classified employee and faculty member of the year.
The system-wide Administrative Professional/Technical and Classified Employee of the Year awards luncheon was held Feb. 9 at the CCCS Lowry Conference Center in Denver.
CNCC Craig Campus Dean of Instruction Donna Theimer was honored as the Administrator of the Year and CNCC Craig Campus maintenance staff member Anne Goslin was honored as Classified Employee of the Year.
Theimer said, “My education started at a community college. The ability to move through the college system as a first generation college student and emerge not only with two master degrees but with the opportunity to work in a community college is a life-time achievement. To then be recognized by those who look to you for guidance and leadership is a wonderful feeling. I am proud of my association with Colorado Northwestern Community College and am filled with excitement every day at the challenges of helping students and faculty to become the best they can be.
Goslin has worked for CNCC since July 18, 2011, when she started as a custodian, and she currently works in the maintenance department on the CNCC Craig Campus. Goslin was nominated Classified Employee of the Year for CNCC based on the following feedback: “Anne is a very hard working employee, very knowledgeable about her job and the best ways to perform it. She is organized, very detailed and very devoted to CNCC as she completes any assignment given to her. Goslin’s ability to adapt to changes and to go over and above what is expected of her are much appreciated attributes.”
The Faculty of the Year awards luncheon was held Feb. 10 in the Student Center Rotunda at the Community College of Aurora. Ray Gregg was honored as CNCC Faculty Member of the Year.
Gregg is director of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at CNCC, having started as an instructor in the program in 1999. A teaching career and technical education only made sense: Ray had worked as an aircraft mechanic in Arizona and Alaska after a decade of teaching high school English and Spanish. He enjoys the challenge of devising projects and assignments that guide students to build the skills and confidence for success in the profession. Beyond the classroom, Ray shows a continuing commitment to institutional health and improvement by serving with colleagues on faculty Senate, academic council, the assessment committee and, last year, as faculty representative to the president’s cabinet.