BC staff honored for meritorious service | Events
BAINBRIDGE, GA - News release from Bainbridge College
Bainbridge College President Richard Carvajal honored four BC staff and faculty members for outstanding service to the college, and he acknowledged the work and planning by two BC faculty members for their part in last year’s presidential inauguration.
On May 11 during a BC staff and faculty gathering at the Student Wellness Center, Dr. Carvajal honored two employees from the Maintenance and Plant Operations department for being chosen as the staff Meritorious Award winners.
Rachel Harden from the custodial division and David Brown from the grounds division were each given Meritorious Awards plaques and $500.
In a nomination letter for Harden, the nominator said she always has a smile on her face and that “the air even smells cleaner” when she is finished working an area.
Last year while renovations were undertaken at the main campus, Brown was cited for his dedication to ensuring that everything was transported securely, even personal items, and that he kept morale high.
Associate Professor of Biology Carol Leggett from Whigham and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Melissa Harrell from Bainbridge were chosen as faculty Meritorious Award winners and also given $500.
Dr. Leggett was cited for her work on a grant, and Mrs. Harrell was cited for saving the college thousands of dollars by stepping up to do several administrative and instruction coordinator tasks that would have normally required additional personnel, which the college didn’t hire because of Ms. Harrell’s work.
Selections for the Meritorious Awards are made by members of the Bainbridge College Foundation, and the award money is from the Foundation.
Arts and Sciences Division Chairman Michael Kirkland and Assistant Professor of Technical Mathematics Ann Brannen served as co-chairmen for Dr. Carvajal’s inauguration held last October, and Dr. Carvajal cited the extraordinary work and planning they achieved to ensure the event was successful.
“I think they did an exceptional job for the event,” Dr. Carvajal said in giving them a resolution noting their accomplishments.