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
Ashley Rogers

Ashley Rogers
Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Past TORCH Award Recipients
  • 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

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.

2021 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty
Marc LaBeau smiling

Marc LaBeau

Brent Madalinski smiling

Brent Madalinski

Marc Morency smiling

Marc Morency

2021 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty
Susan Beckon smiling

Susan Beckon


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.

2021 Outstanding Employees
Ruth Carlson smiling

Ruth Carlson
Director of Financial Aid

Stephen Johnson smiling

Stephen Johnson

John Lewandowski smiling

John Lewandowski
Manager Facilities Support Service


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.

2021 Outstanding Student Employee
Female employee silhouette

Mary Panfil
Student Employee