2015 Employee Appreciation Banquet
The annual Employee Appreciation Banquet was held at Moberly Area Community College on Thursday, May 7, 2015. MACC president Dr. Jeff Lashley welcomed employees and their guests to the event and introduced guests in the audience. Following dinner, Service Awards were introduced by Gary Steffes, MACC Vice President of Finance and presented by James Cooksey, MACC Board of Trustees President, and Dr. Lashley.
The following employees received Service Awards:
James M. Cooksey
The MACC Innovation award was presented to Rebecca Riley, Coordinator of Corporate Training, for her efforts to build the Corporate College business model at MACC. Using data from a survey of 45 area companies, Riley developed a plan for workforce training, recruited instructors, and began offering instruction. As part of Corporate College, classes for OSHA & First Aid certifications, Self Defense and Power Industrial Truck-Train the Trainer have been offered throughout the MACC service region. Riley's most significant achievement this year is her role in creating and implementing the MACC Fire Academy. A partnership with the State Department of Fire Safety and the fire chiefs from Macon, Hannibal, Kirksville, and Moberly, the Fire Academy was fully developed and delivered within three months.
The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching is an annual award given to one adjunct faculty member from each of MACC's campuses. Recipients, who must meet evaluation and length of service criteria, are chosen by nominations from faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Lashley recognized the following Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:
William Callahan (Columbia)
Dr. Catherine Parke (Columbia)
Peter LeBron (Hannibal)
Dr. Jack Magruder (Kirksville)
Julie Nance (Mexico)
Steve Kistler (Moberly)
Laura Rissmiller-Dennis (Online)
Ryan Kennedy, Centralia R-VI High School (Dual Credit)
Five-year service honorees included (front row, L-R): Kimberly Erwin, James M. Cooksey, Sherilyn Peters, Kristin Chesher, Carisa Atkins, and Becky Dulany; (back row, L-R): Robert Wideman, Tiffany McGee, Kennette Kelley, Marlena Bennett, and Eddie Gilbert (not pictured: Cindy Droege and Alan Schriever).
Ten-year service honorees included (front row, L-R): Rhonda Curtis, Peggy Webb, Felicia Leach, Barbie Underwood, and Tammy Richardson; (back row, L-R): Richard Bright, Charlie Walters, Chad Wilson (not pictured: John Cochran and Renee Field).
Fifteen-year service honorees included (front row, L-R): Jennifer Haynes, Paula Glover, and Jamie Skubic; (back row, L-R): Lori Perry, Matt Crist, and Caroline Groves (not pictured: Pat Burke, Jocelyn Neal, Robert Williams).
Twenty-year service honorees included (L-R): Sandy Anderson, Terry Bichsel, Virginia Gebhardt, and Greg Pauley (not pictured: Brad Brockmeier).
Carla Imgarten, shown with MACC president Dr. Jeff Lashley, received recognition for her twenty-five years of service at MACC.
Rebecca Riley, shown with MACC president Dr. Jeff Lashley, was the winner of the 2015 MACC Innovation Award for her efforts building the Corporate College business model to identify, research, develop, and offer training to businesses in MACC's service area.
MACC Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award recipients, shown with MACC president Dr. Jeff Lashley, are (front row, L-R): Peter LeBron (Hannibal), Dr. Jack Magruder (Kirksville), and Dr. Lashley; (back row, L-R): William Callahan (Columbia), Dr. Catherine Parke (Columbia), Ryan Kennedy, Centralia R-VI High School (Dual Credit), and Julie Nance (Mexico) (not pictured: Steve Kistler (Moberly) and Laura Rissmiller-Dennis (Online)).