Bay College Announces Quarterly TORCH Award Winner


Linda Varda is pictured with blonde shoulder length hair and black jacket

Congratulations to Linda Varda, Bay College's quarterly March – May 2019 TORCH Award winner. Linda works at Bay College as the Student Services Enrollment Facilitator at the west campus. She is recognized for her work as noted in the following:

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.”

Linda is willing to go the extra mile when it comes to the mission of Bay College. She takes pride in her work and her attention to detail is a key ingredient to the continued success at Bay College. Linda’s work is often behind the scenes but makes all the difference and moves the needle when we are measuring results with student success, community success, and culture of success!

The purpose of the TORCH Award is to give 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. TORCH stands for: Team Player; Outstanding Performance; Responsive to Others; Conscientious to Mission of Bay; Helpful to All. For one of these areas, or for one specific event or circumstance, please summarize how your nominee has shown the identified characteristic(s) while performing their job and, if applicable, how did their actions/attitude impact your job area. This award is given to one employee on a quarterly basis. Nominations will be accepted from employees, students and the community. Nomination forms for the TORCH award can be found on Bay College's website by visiting