Bay College honors Outstanding Staff

Beth Berube and Barb Ingram receive Outstanding Staff Awards for 2015 on April 28thPhoto Caption: Beth Berube and Barb Ingram show the medallions they received for being recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Staff at Bay College.

Bay College honored its 2015 Outstanding Staff during an awards banquet that was held on April 28th. Any Bay College employee, Board member, student, alumni, or community member may nominate a full-time or regular part-time exempt or non-exempt employee for the Bay College Outstanding Staff Award. These individuals must have completed three years of employment at Bay College. Nominees are judged by their job knowledge; respect and enthusiasm toward colleagues, students, and community members; creating a positive influence within the work environment; collaboratively working with colleagues and staff.

The 2015 Outstanding Staff are as follows:
Beth Berube
Beth serves as the Human Resources Specialist.  She was hired by Bay College on February 15, 2010. Beth holds two Associate of Applied Science degrees from Bay de Noc Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration where she majored in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University.

Beth was nominated by multiple colleagues who recognized her ability to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills as well as technical skills in her profession. One of these fellow staff members said, “Despite Beth’s immense workload, she never makes people feel rushed or unimportant when they need her help. She values all of the people around her, which is exemplified by her caring and focused interactions.” Aside from Beth’s position responsibilities, she is a member of multiple committees at Bay College including the Wellness Team and co-leads the Employee Culture and Communication Team. Beth is recognized as a leader by colleagues throughout Bay College and contributes a great deal of positive, constructive perspective that leads to better decision making and problem solving. “Beth’s consistent professionalism enveloped by compassion for others is not only a great match for her profession, but is something we all should strive to emulate both here and outside of the walls of Bay College.” – Bridget DeGroot, Director of HR.

Barb Ingram
Barb was hired at Bay College in 1993 in the Division of Continuing Education.  Barb holds an AAS degree in Secretarial/Information Processing and a Clerical Certificate from Bay de Noc Community College.  She has worked at Bay for 22 years, most of which has been in the Dean of Arts and Sciences office.  She is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Barb is an invaluable resource at Bay.  She is an integral part of each of the divisions she supports including Math Science, Arts and Letters, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Barb is meticulous for details and is always willing to lend a hand.  She has played an important role in scheduling, staff assignments, the Student Success Celebration, PTK events, and many other things. 
A quote from a colleague states, “Anytime I need help, Barb provides it with a smile.”  Students and faculty alike respect the work that Barb does and she is often sought out for policy and procedure questions.  Barb has served on numerous committees over the years including our Assessment Team, hiring committees, the Employee Events Committee, the bookstore committee, the American Disability Act committee, the Celebration of Student Success Team, the 50th Anniversary History Committee, the Learning and Technical Resources Team, and the New Logo Committee among others.  Barb has always served the college with distinction and continues to be an important member of the Bay College Team.
In 2009 she was recognized as our quarterly Torch Award winner.  Barb has also participated in numerous professional development opportunities and has completed training that has enhanced her ability to contribute to student success.  This history of excellence combined with her commitment to Bay College makes Barb very deserving of the Outstanding Staff Award.

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