Employee Recognition

Recognizing outstanding employees at Bay College

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
Jonathan Lane, Enterprise Application Manager

Jonathan Lane
Enterprise Application Manager

Past TORCH Award Winners
  • 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 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

Joyce King, Full-Time Faculty

Joyce King

Matt Krynicki, Full-Time Faculty

Matt Krynicki

2019 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award Winners
Albert Baciak, Part-Time Faculty

Albert Baciak

Laurie Johnson, Part-Time Faculty

Laurie Johnson

Penney Parmet, Part-Time Faculty

Penney Parmet


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

Julie Dollhopf, StaffJulie Dollhopf
Records/Registration Assistant