Five standout MCC employees received awards this week in St. Louis at an honors ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association.
Four long-time employees received the 2013 Senior Service Award:
Pam Stockman was honored for her service to MCC-Penn Valley, which began 20 years ago. Stockman has been a vital part of Penn Valley’s physical therapy assistant program. She has created learning experiences for students, including simulations and field trips, and she works closely with area healthcare employers to foster strong relationships with over 50 clinical education sites. She has also been a leader at the district level, serving on committees including the district instructional curriculum committee. Colleagues praise Stockman for being consistently willing to lead, support, develop, and serve in any capacity that promotes MCC as a center of excellence in education and student success.
Robin Retzer was honored for her service to MCC, which began more than 40 years ago. She has held various positions during her time at MCC and is currently the financial manager for MCC-Blue River. Robin has worked with the campus during a time of limited resources and goes out of her way to assist people in understanding the budgeting process. Her fiscal wisdom and no-nonsense approach has aided the campus in identifying fiscal priorities and making the most of MCC’s resources to make sure the education of students remains at a high quality. Colleagues appreciate her sense of humor, her analytical approach, and her servant-leader philosophy.
Randy Kidd was honored for his service to MCC, which began in 1990 when he joined the college’s Penn Valley campus as a business instructor. In 2004, Kidd became a faculty member at MCC-Longview and has served as the campus’s business department coordinator for most of the ensuing years. Kidd was the first MCC instructor to teach on cable television and the first to teach online. He has taught and developed curriculum for the Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurship program and published business learning resources for Houghton-Mifflin, but his top focus has always been on providing high-quality instruction to MCC students.
Dawn Hatterman was honored for her service to MCC-Maple Woods, which began 22 years ago when she joined MCC as a recruiter of adult students. Hatterman later moved on to become an academic advisor and then became the registrar. In 2011, she was promoted to associate dean. Hatterman has been involved in a variety of initiatives at the district level, including the recent implementation of a required college orientation course. She is also a member of the college’s strategic enrollment management team.
One MCC leader received the 2013 Administrative/Professional Leadership Award:
Shelli Allen was honored for her service to MCC, which began 17 years ago. She currently serves as dean of student development & enrollment management at MCC-Maple Woods and has provided leadership at the statewide level through service on MCCA’s board of directors. Campus leaders praise Allen’s commitment to ensuring that students have affordable access to higher education and workforce development and say that she nurtures and empowers students in everything she does.
Many congratulations to these deserving honorees. We are proud of you and we appreciate all you do to make MCC a system of excellence!