Everyday Heroes for February 2021
Congratulations to our most recent recipients
For always being there to help faculty and staff with their questions about the college’s Learning Management System (LMS), Reny Malley is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Reny is a first point of contact for faculty and staff learning to use the LMS. She is always quick to respond and provide accurate information. This was especially helpful to faculty and staff as the transition to the new LMS came at the same time that many courses were forced entirely online due to the pandemic and many were still adjusting to the new system. Reny always returns messages in a friendly and helpful way, not only answering the immediate problem, but also offering advice on contextually important issues that may have been overlooked. She goes above and beyond to ensure students are supported.
For being a valuable contributor to course design, Amy Cook is an @MohawkCollege Everyday Hero. Amy is a non-teaching faculty member in the Centre for Teaching & Learning who can always be counted on Amy to offer sophisticated feedback and ask the right questions to get to the core issue. In collaboration with her teammates, Amy is committed to working with faculty to develop solutions and never shies away from a challenge. Her intelligence and dedication helps to make her colleagues jobs easier and ensure the college is effectively supporting its students.
For going above and beyond to support Electrical apprentices during their studies at the college, David Campbell is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. A full-time, licensed Electrician by day, David spends his spare time tutoring apprentices in Mohawk’s Electrician Construction and Maintenance program. He has been tutoring in his spare time for close to 10 years and when the pandemic required that learning shift to an online format, David offered to continue to tutor students virtually, juggling his own work schedule with that of the students in need of additional support. His experience and knowledge have helped many apprentices understand difficult concepts when reviewing their work outside of class. His dedication to Mohawk and his willingness to help students in his spare time speaks to his commitment to student learning and success at Mohawk. Thank you, David.
For her dedication to ensuring the service students receive is to the highest standards, Krista Welsh is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Krista is the Director of Service Integration within the Registrar’s Office. She is relentless in the pursuit of streamlining processes and systems to ensure that her team can go about serving students efficiently and without hurdles. When there is a problem, Krista is the one that will solve it. She easily mobilizes her team to enact change that is always student and staff focused, ensuring a better experience for all. Krista has been integral in moving student services online during the pandemic. Krista has led numerous employee engagement efforts during the pandemic to ensure that the highly engaged team of student services professionals feel supported in their day-to-day work while working remotely.
For always going above and beyond to support students and her colleagues, Donna Drywood is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. As a Student Success Advisor, Donna is always the first to step up when someone from her team needs help with reaching out to student and is also the first to ask her colleagues if they are okay if she notices they seem a bit quiet on a zoom call.
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