Bay College Honors Outstanding Educator


Evelyn Norkoli

Bay College honors Evelyn Norkoli, full-time Nursing instructor, as one of its recipients of the Outstanding Educator Award sponsored by the Don Johnson Agency/MEEMIC Insurance. To receive consideration for the award, faculty were nominated by a colleague, student, or someone from the community. The primary focus of this award is to acknowledge faculty’s commitment to education and excellence in service to others. 

Evelyn Norkoli began her career as a Nursing Instructor in 2004 and now teaches a variety of Allied Health courses. She currently serves as the Allied Health Division Chair, and coordinates multiple faculty to ensure consistency of content delivery and developing schedules to ensure proper placement of students. Norkoli earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Lake Superior State University and a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from University of Phoenix.

A student that nominated Evelyn states, “Evelyn takes the time to make sure that the student understands the materials given, and takes teaching to a personal level. She is available to me all times of the day for questions, concerns, study tips, guidance, and motivation when I am feeling discouraged.”

Any Bay College employee, Board member, student, alumni, or community member may nominate a full-time or regular part-time exempt or non-exempt employee for the Bay College Outstanding Employee Award.  These individuals must have completed three years of employment at Bay College.  Nominees are judged on their job knowledge, respect and enthusiasm toward colleagues, students, and community members, creating a positive influence within the work environment, and collaboratively working with colleagues and staff.

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