Everyday Heroes for October 2022
Each month Mohawk Everyday Hero awards are given out to college faculty and staff who go above and beyond to make Mohawk an even better place to work. Know someone who works at Mohawk and makes a difference? Submit a Mohawk Everyday Hero nomination at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
For their leadership and support for the appointment booking system within the Registrar’s Office, Steven Wegman, Michelle Senior and Tracey Knowles are Mohawk College’s newest Everyday Heroes. Implementing the appointment booking systems is a key part of the service model for the Registrar’s Office and was essential to navigating a return to in-person service in 2022. Appointments provides students the flexibility to meet with a staff member at a time that is convenient for them, and appointments can be in-person or over the phone. The implementation of this system involved considerable effort and coordination with different areas of the college, and has made a significant impact to service delivery for students.
For always putting students first in everything she does, Michelle Datzkiw is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Throughout her 20+ year career at the college, Michelle has been a tireless advocate of Mohawk College, and Hamilton. Michelle is committed to student success. She encourages students to get involved with campus and community activities, and she goes above and beyond to support students who are in distress or facing hardship. As part of the college’s International team, Michelle provides exceptional support for international students through her calm and gentle approach, and ability to create a welcoming environment. She takes the time to get to know students, making connections with their families, and finding unique solutions to the challenges they face. She really does make Mohawk home to so many students. She is humble, drawing little attention to herself, although her actions have such a big impact. She is fiercely loyal and a respected leader, and she always makes time for her co-workers, to listen and share, with a positive approach and bright smile. Outside of the office, Michelle has a passion for Mohawks place in the community. Michelle a True Hamiltonian who lives the values of Mohawk College every day.