Congratulations to student employee of the year, Ian Saunier

Congratulations to our 2014 Student Employee of the Year, Ian Saunier!  Ian has worked in the Enrollment Center for more than three years. His supervisor, Jason Schueller, says:

“Customer service roles bring unique challenges when dealing with a very large student population. He is respectful to everyone he interacts with and always makes sure their questions or concerns are addressed. He has worked here for over three years and his confidence and positive attitude help to create an excellent working environment. As his supervisor, I have the utmost confidence in his work knowing that he can handle any type of situation with outstanding customer service. We truly appreciate his work ethic, professionalism, and positive outlook. There is no doubt that he will be successful in his career and he has had a meaningful impact on our student’s success.”

Below is a photo of Ian, his family and Jason Schueller from the Enrollment Center.  Congratulations Ian!


Congratulations to November Anchor Award Winner Betsy Philpott

Student Employment Services sponsors The Anchor Award, which is a monthly award that recognizes Student Employees for contributions to their department and to the college based on a different trait/skill each month. The nomination quality for November was Noble Character.

Betsy Philpott Anchor Award Winner for November 2011

Betsy Philpott Anchor Award Winner for November 2011

The Anchor Award Winner for November is Betsy Philpott. Betsy is an Office Assistant in the Academic Support Center and was nominated by Laurie Witczak, who wrote that:

“It is impossible to completely describe the Noble spirit that Betsy brings with her to work each day in only a few words. Betsy is a multi talented individual that leads our office with pride and compassion that goes above and beyond her expected duties. Able to deal with multiple, competing demands she “runs the wheel” in an office that supports 600 student appointments each semester. She is the first person that students see and whether there is one student or a line out the door, Betsy treats each student with respect, kindness and patience. Providing quality and consistent services to everyone while attending to phones, tutor matches and difficult unexpected problems makes Betsy the definition of noble character.”

Congratulations Betsy!

Next month’s recognized skill/trait is Change/Adaptability. If you would like to nominate a deserving Student Employee, please contact Chris Allen at or extension 3738.

Rakeeta Ellis: April S.T.A.R. of the Month

Rateeka Ellis: April S.T.A.R. of the Month

Congratulations to Rakeeta Ellis for winning April’s STAR of the Month Award.  Rakeeta has assisted with the Disability and Occupational Support Programs for the last year and a half.  This office requires a very special person who possesses kindness, cooperation, insight and stability.  Rakeeta exudes all of these qualities and more!  Rakeeta’s co-workers consider her a valuable member of their team and are very thankful for her dedication to GRCC!

STAR of the Month: Paul Hulford

STAR of the Month Paul Hulford

STAR of the Month Paul Hulford

Congratulations to Paul Hulford for winning the STAR of the Month Award for March! Paul is an Office Assistant and Resource Room Aid in the Child Development Center. Rotating between both positions requires Paul to be very flexible, responsive and accountable to staff. Having grown up in Bolivia, Paul has been able to use his Spanish speaking skills to effectively communicate with the diverse population of students that utilize the Resource Room. It is for these reasons and many more that the Child Development Center nominated Paul for this special award. Please join in congratulating and thanking Paul for all his hard work and dedication to GRCC!

STAR of the Month – February 2010

February 2010 STAR of the Month Kathryn Poulisse

The STAR of the Month for February is Kathryn Poulisse.  Kathryn has worked as a Office Assistant and Peer Mentor for Student Support Services for a year and a half.  She has consistently worked hard to support the program in a variety of ways, including running the office during times of staff illness and scheduling conflicts.  She has gone above and beyond the call of duty to be available to staff and to complete assignments with great accuracy and within a timely manner.  Her dedication and hard worked have significantly impacted the program.   Congratulations Kathryn!

February 2010 STAR of the Month Kathryn Poulisse

Student Employee of the Month: Omar Jenylani

GRCC Student of the Month for December - Omar Jenylani
December’s Student Employee of the Month is Omar Jenylani.  Omar has been a valuable asset to the entire Printing Services department over the last year.  He’s always very eager to learn any and all aspects of the print production and bindery areas so that he can assist when staff is out.  In addition, he’s courteous to customers and coworkers and provides new insight to modifying tasks for more efficient practices.  Omar is a true follower of the RAIDER Values and exhibits these values every day.  Congratulations Omar!

November Student Employee of the Month: Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright, Student Employee of the Month - November, 2009

November’s Student Employee of the Month is Benjamin Wright. Ben has worked in Media Technologies since 2007 and has been an extremely valuable asset to the department and GRCC as a whole. Ben received a certificate, personalized prize basket and a free, reserved parking spot for the month of November. Congratulations Ben!

If you are interested in nominating a student employee, please contact Chris Allen in Student Employment Services at