Everyday Heroes for December 2018
Congratulations to our most recent recipients.
Everyone who works at Mohawk College is eligible to be nominated for an Everyday Hero Award. Nominate someone today, visit: https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/employees/employee-recognition/mohawk-everyday-hero
For everything she does to help people with their marketing and advertising needs, Tina Zalac-Dimech is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Tina is an effective communicator and never fails to give a clear and timely response to colleagues looking for guidance on all things related to marketing and advertising. Her cheerful and helpful manner while navigating extremely complicated and busy waters and meeting hard deadlines for a wide range of stakeholders is always appreciated and leaves people feeling confident that their needs are being met in an efficient and timely fashion. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.
For being a great collaborator, always thinking outside the box, making great connections and using the phrase, "Let's get crunchy with it", Dave Santi is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Since joining Mohawk in 2017, Dave has had a profound impact on the college. He is a collaborative leader who makes sure everyone’s voice gets heard. Never short on ideas, Dave is always thinking outside the box about what could be, and he isn’t afraid to push the envelope. If an idea is good, “Let’s get crunchy with it,” is Dave’s way of saying that it’s time to make it happen. And if you need help doing it, chances are he knows who to call. Dave’s strong connections to local industry help to ensure the college continues to serve the best interests of students, employers and the community. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.
Level 3 Electrical Technology Class
The 20 students in the Level 3 Electrical Apprenticeship program at the Marshall School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship demonstrated the true meaning of a hero as they came together to save the life of Mohawk faculty member, Jason Wilson. On November 7, 2018, Jason Wilson collapsed in the PLC lab. Jason’s students immediately jumped into action, beginning CPR. The students also contacted emergency services and made sure someone was there to meet the ambulance upon arrival and direct them to where Jason was as quickly as possible. Their quick and decisive action saved Jason’s life, and for this they truly are heroes to everyone at Mohawk, and especially to Jason and his family. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.
For always being there when a colleague needs an answer to a question, Tracey Knowles is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Tracey is the go-to person for all the answers at The Square. No matter how busy she is, Tracey finds time to help make our student's experience the best it can be. She is always kind, helpful and thorough. One of her colleagues writes: “Tracey has definitely made my experience as a new employee at Mohawk great. I really appreciate all the times she has spent with me to answer questions about accounts, or explain where to go for more information. Because of her, The Square runs smoothly and efficiently.” Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.
For giving 110% in every day, in every element of her job, Shirley Kuta is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Shirley oversee the transcript process at the college. When current or former students ask for a transcript, it’s Shirley’s job to make sure they receive it. No matter how far back the requests go (years or even decades), Shirley will use every resource available to ensure the student receives the information they need; microfiche, old catalogs or even going through boxes of old registration documents. She is always available, especially when the request is urgent, and goes out of her way to make sure it is completed, not just on time, but ahead of time. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.
For always going above and beyond for International students, Maria John is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. As an International Coach at the college’s Stoney Creek campus, Maria works closely with students on a one-to-one basis to make sure that their needs are met and any issues are resolved. She is always supportive of her colleagues, and never shies away from additional work. One example of this is her work with the International Peer Mentor program, which she oversees in addition to her day-to-day work. Maria is always positive, and she never seeks recognition for all of the amazing work she does. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.