Employee Recognition

Recognizing outstanding employees at 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
Bay College TORCH Award Winner
Linda Varda, Enrollment Facilitator

Linda Varda
Enrollment Facilitator

Congratulations to Linda Varda, Bay College's Quarterly TORCH Award winner (March – May 2019). Linda works at Bay College West as the Student Services Enrollment Facilitator. Linda is nominated due to her outstanding job performance. Her nominator states, “Linda is a work horse! She has stepped up and delivered. Not only has she taken on more work, but she continues to help support the rest of the team and she has never complained once.”

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Past TORCH Award Winners
  • Jessica LaMarch, Staff
  • Edie Erickson, Staff
  • Joseph Mold, Staff
  • Aaron Kippola, Staff
  • Melissa VanBrocklin, Staff
  • Brit Slade, Faculty
  • Spencer Slade, Faculty
  • Pat Ogle, Staff
  • Andrew Paulson, Faculty
TORCH NOMINATION

Outstanding Faculty Award

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.

2019 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award Winners
Brian Black, Full-Time Faculty

Brian Black
Instructor
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Joyce King, Full-Time Faculty

Joyce King
Instructor
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Matt Krynicki, Full-Time Faculty

Matt Krynicki
Instructor
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2019 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award Winners
Albert Baciak, Part-Time Faculty

Albert Baciak
Instructor
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Laurie Johnson, Part-Time Faculty

Laurie Johnson
Instructor
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Penney Parmet, Part-Time Faculty

Penney Parmet
Instructor
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Outstanding Staff Award

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

2019 Outstanding Staff Award Winners
Chris Nelson, Staff

Chris Nelson
Staff Accountant
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Julie Dollhopf, StaffJulie Dollhopf
Records/Registration Assistant
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