PIQUA — Edison Community College recognized two outstanding employees at its annual convocation ceremony on Aug. 17 in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The awards speak to college’s commitment to quality and sustaining positive employee engagement, college officials said.
“The employee of the semester award is meant to create a culture that recognizes employees and celebrates accomplishments based upon Key Result one of Edison’s five-year strategic master plan which focuses on sustaining positive employee engagement,” said Kara Myers, coordinator of Employee Engagement and Talent Acquisition.
“These employees make a difference to Edison and member of the campus community, go above and beyond expectations, excel as team players, and strive to demonstrate the college’s core values.”
Terry Calvert, assistant professor of mathematics, and Rhonda Rich, coordinator of the Darke County Campus, were named employee of the semester at the annual ceremony. Awards were presented by Kara Myers and President Doreen Larson. Both recipients received a personal plaque and will have their names engraved on a permanent plaque displayed on campus.
All Edison employees who demonstrate a commitment to the performance excellence goals, core values, and continued growth were eligible to be nominated for the award. Those eligible for the award are nominated by their peers and then selected by the AQIP 4 Valuing People committee.
Calvert, a former naval aviator and Air Force lieutenant colonel, who holds a Master of Education in mathematics, goes above and beyond to ensure students are receiving the best education possible, college officials said. Her willingness to help students has led her to develop curriculum for college algebra and statistics. Additionally, she has developed her own online statistics course that allows for more flexibility in student course offerings. Always presenting her best with a smile on her face, Calvert’s commitment to student success is a true testament to the quality of education found at Edison.
Rich, who holds a Bachelor of Science in education, was nominated based upon her demonstrated ability to ensure office procedures are as effective and efficient as possible while maintaining a positive demeanor. Rich places emphasis on forming lasting relationships with those around her including co-workers, students, and high school administrators. During transitional periods, she has proven to be invaluable by taking on leadership roles. Rich exemplifies a steadfast commitment to Edison and its constituents.