On Tuesday, December 12, Cedar Crest College’s faculty and staff gathered for the Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony to cap off the calendar year in celebration of one another and our community. In addition to announcing service anniversaries for employees and their dedication to Cedar Crest, the college recognized multiple employees who made an extraordinary impact on our campus over the past year.
Over the course of the evening, more than sixty employees were recognized for their service to the college. Awards were given to employees who had been with Cedar Crest for one year, five years, ten years, fifteen years, twenty years, and – yes – thirty years!
Additionally, several employees were honored with an Impact Award for their contributions to the college. Those staff members include:
- Rosanna Cabatic was recognized for her work in International Student Services, where her leadership and commitment helped to shape the college’s international students’ success. Additionally, she played an instrumental role in achieving enrollment goals and assisting in retention with international students at the college.
- Lynnsae Powers was recognized for her collaborative excellence and unwavering dedication to our students. She champions change and acts as a leader who models a blend of openness, care, and the occasional dose of tough love when it’s needed, acting as a driving force for excellence in our community.
- Carolyn Serva was recognized for her skill in grant writing and enduring legacy of positive change. She was instrumental in procuring several grants for the college including the RACP grant to build a state-of-the-art turf softball field, and a Title III grant to enhance the support the college provides for our students.
- Adam Hough was recognized for his seamless operation of the School of Nursing’s Simulation Center. He oversees daily and ongoing activities, coordinates student and faculty use of the center, operates and maintains the functionality of the state-of-the-art simulation equipment, assists with tours for prospective students, high school groups, and VIPS, and creates engaging social media content, manages the CPR program, and fosters collaborative relationships between the college and its community partners.
- Angelica Zimmerman was recognized for her work in the admissions office where she streamlined numerous processes to increase overall efficiency and success of the enrollment team. She also took the initiative to establish the athletics liaison role, where she focuses on coordinating with the athletic department to enhance the admissions process for student athletes.
- Michael Saunders was recognized for his work in seamlessly integrating technology and automation into the Registrar’s office processes to ensure that graduation procedures flow smoothly and that the Advising Module will be prepared for a successful launch to advisors in the upcoming semester. Outside of the office he volunteers within the campus community, volunteering at bingo and engaging with students.