Edison State Community College recognized outstanding employees

PIQUA — Edison State Community College recently recognized two outstanding employees at its annual spring convocation ceremony in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The awards speak to college’s commitment to quality and sustaining positive employee engagement.

“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 State’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 State and members of the campus community, go above and beyond expectations, excel as team players, and strive to demonstrate the college’s core values.”

Dr. Vivian Blevins, adjunct professor of communications, and Harold Hitchcock, maintenance coordinator, were named employees of the 2015 fall semester at the annual ceremony. Kara Myers presented each of the recipients with a personal plaque and a designated parking space.

All Edison State 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.

In addition to her passion for instructing, Blevins, who holds a Ph.D. in education, was commended for her tireless work on behalf of military veterans, both inside and outside the walls of Edison State. Dr. Blevins, of Piqua, has prompted renewed gratitude throughout the community for the men and women who are currently serving or have served this country. She has also graciously and poignantly provided reminders that everyone owes this lifestyle and personal freedoms to these individuals. Blevins excels as a team player by incorporating faculty, staff, and students to bring her initiatives to life.

Hitchcock, of Covington, was nominated based upon his demonstrated ability to maintain a positive attitude even throughout the most challenging situations. Hitchcock is dedicated to his career, often working overtime and making himself readily available to handle job duties no matter the time of day or night. Hitchcock’s positive attitude has set the tone for the rest of the maintenance staff influencing an overall positive demeanor and professional level of support.

Now in its fifth decade of service, Edison State Community College is committed to providing higher education and advanced training opportunities for the people of the greater Miami Valley. Edison State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is recognized with the highest order attainable by the Ohio Board of Regents. With campuses in Piqua and Greenville, Edison State provides a Personal Experience and Rewarding Education. Visit us online at www.edisonohio.eduedisonohio.edu>.

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