Employee Recognition

Recognizing outstanding Bay College employees

Bay College TORCH Award

The Bay College TORCH Award gives personal recognition to those employees on Bay College’s campuses dedicated to the mission of the College because of their attitude, commitment, and dedication toward the higher education learning environment.

  • Team player
  • Outstanding performance
  • Responsive to others
  • Conscientious to the mission of Bay College
  • Helpful to all
Quarterly TORCH Award Winner
Marc Pilon

Marc Pilon
Instructor

Marc lives Bay College’s mission (Student Success, Community  Success, Culture of Success) every day as an employee. The  Bay College TORCH Award gives personal recognition to those  employees on Bay College’s campuses dedicated to the mission of the College because of their attitude, commitment, and dedication toward the higher education learning environment.

 
Past TORCH Award Recipients
  • Laura Johnson, Staff
  • Ashely Rogers, Staff
  • Sarah Davy, Staff
  • Penney Parmet, Instructor
  • Sherri Mangan, Instructor
  • Lindsey Slifka, Instructor
  • Amy Reddinger, Staff 
  • Jonathan Lane, Staff
  • Susan Sundstrom-Young, Instructor
  • Renee Lundberg, Staff
  • Linda Varda, Staff
  • Jessica LaMarch, Staff
  • Edie Erickson, Staff
  • Joseph Mold, Staff
  • Aaron Kippola, Staff
  • Melissa VanBrocklin, Staff
  • Brit Slade, Instructor
  • Spencer Slade, Instructor
  • Pat Ogle, Staff
  • Andrew Paulson, Instructor
TORCH NOMINATION

Outstanding Educator Awards

Beginning January and ending mid-February each year, nominations are accepted for the faculty Outstanding Educator Award. Each year, one to six Bay College instructors are selected as the college's Outstanding Educators. Full-time faculty must have a full-time appointment at the college for three years or more and be tenured at the time of nomination. Part-time faculty must have completed 32 contact hours of teaching for Bay College. In addition, they must be currently teaching or have taught within the last twelve months. Commitment to education and excellence in service are the primary focuses of this award.

2022 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty
Evelyn Norkoli

Evelyn Norkoli
Instructor

Amber Kinonen

Amber Kinonen
Instructor

Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson
Instructor

NOMINATE FULL-TIME FACULTY
2022 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty
Josh Blumensaadt

Josh Blumensaadt
Instructor

 
NOMINATE PART-TIME FACULTY

Outstanding Employee Awards

During the month of February, nominations are accepted for full-time or regular part-time non-faculty employee(s) for the Bay College Outstanding Employee Award. Each year, one to two Bay College administrative and support staff employee(s) are selected as Bay College’s outstanding employee member(s). These individuals must have completed three years of employment in the eligible categories at Bay College.

2022 Outstanding Employees
Ann Valiquette

Ann Valiquette
Director of Business Office

Deanna Robinette

Deanna Robinette
Allied Health Coordinator

NOMINATE EMPLOYEES

Outstanding Student Employee Award

During the month of February, nominations are accepted for the Outstanding Student Employee Award. Each year, one student employee (work-study, student workers, tutors, peer mentors, SI leader, RA, etc.) is selected for the Bay College’s Outstanding Student Employee Award. This individual must have worked during the 2020-2021 academic year. If the student graduated in December they are still eligible for the award. Also, the student needs to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 Bay College credits while working.

2022 Outstanding Student Employee
Female employee silhouette

Erin Stevenson
TRIO Peer Mentor

NOMINATE STUDENT
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