Everyday Heroes for May 2019
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 being an extremely valuable and integral team member of the Community Partnerships and Experiential Learning Team, Muzeria Nuredini is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Whether interacting with team members or internal stakeholders, or external partners, Muzeria consistently provides a highly professional and courteous engagement. For her, our students, clients, employers, community partners, are a first priority. Muz, as she is affectionately known by her colleagues, is often the first person that students and visitors meet when they enter the office looking for directions and seeking assistance, and she always welcomes them with a warm gracious greeting and offer of help. Numerous partners have commented on Muzeria's generous approach and consistently high level of service quality in their interactions. By any measure, the team has achieved notable success in engendering and sustaining strong community partnerships, and Muzeria can rightfully share in the recognition for this achievement. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero
For always taking the time to understand her client’s needs and the skills they are trying to develop, Gabriela Soraggi is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. For the past few years, Gabriela has worked with various college departments to help them develop and administer Professional Development sessions for staff. Gabriela always works to ensure that she understands the skill a department is trying to develop and will come up with creative ways to develop the training to fill the need. She is open and honest in her approach. She will share concerns she may have on what we are trying to deliver, and is always ready with an idea to help move it forward. Employees know that when Gabriela is involved in a developing Professional Development session that they are going to be getting something that they can take back and apply in their day-to-day work. Gabriela is a true collaborator and partner within the College, she has made it a priority to understand the complex nature of the work and always ensures that the PD she develops is relevant to a department’s role. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero
For always going out her way to help a colleague solve a problem and for making the college a better place to work, Gloria Montes is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Gloria receives dozens of maintenance requests from across the college every day and must organize the facilities staff and available resources to make that each request is dealt with in a timely fashion. Gloria began her Mohawk career as a member of the Sustainability Office team where she founded the Environmentally Conscious Organization of Students (ECOS) group. ECOS is a student-led group focused on promoting sustainable living and increasing student engagement on sustainability. Gloria also helped the office run education and awareness campaigns for students on alternative transportation, water refill stations and waste and recycling. And prior to joining Mohawk as an employee, Gloria was a student and an active Mohawk Student Association board member from 2013 – 2017. She served a Technology director, and as the Vice President of Fennell Campus. Gloria has helped mentor and educate new generations of student leaders, and she continues to make students' and employees’ lives better by working to keep the campus clean and running efficiently. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero
For going the extra mile to work and re-work Mohawk’s new ancillary fee structure so it aligns with the Ministry’s Student Choice Initiatives announced in January, John Lewitzky is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. As the Financial Planning Analyst for Student Services, John worked long hours and late nights to work and re-work the college’s ancillary fee structure. Despite this, John managed all of his other priorities for Finance and did it during a very busy time of year for the department. Through it all, John’s can-do attitude and warm demeanor never faltered. He is always available to answer questions from budget managers, and is never too busy to sit down and explain financial budget items to those who ask. He is always patient, thorough and kind.Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero
When an employee accidently downloaded a virus to their computer, it was Justin Green who was called in to save the day. Justin worked quickly to remove the virus and offered helpful tips on how to prevent it from happening in the future. The virus-free computer was returned to the employee without the loss of single file. For being there when he was needed most, Justin Green is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero