Each year Morgan Community College (MCC) recognizes employees for their achievements in carrying out the college’s mission, vision, and guiding principles.
MCC has named George O’Clair as Faculty of the Year. O’Clair has been with MCC since 2009. He began his career as the Coordinator of the Cargill/MCC Workplace Education Program. Since 2019, he has been the faculty for the Electromechanical Technology Program. O’Clair is a strong advocate for his students and works to help them reach their full potential. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Regis University and is a DORA Certified Licensed Electrician. A nominator said, “George is dedicated to his students and helps them grow and improve their skills. He always has a positive attitude and makes people feel valued and welcomed.”
Jane Fries was selected as MCC’s Administrative/Professional-Technical Employee of the Year. Fries has been with MCC since 2010, serving as the Assistant to the President. She is a member of the President’s leadership team and manages the administrative aspects of the President’s Office. Fries is known for her kind manner and skills coordinating many college activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Recreation Management and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, both from Oregon State University. “Jane exemplifies service and commitment to MCC by her professionalism, loyalty to the college, and by sharing her welcoming smile with all whom she encounters,” stated a nominator.
Alyse Campbell was named MCC’s Part-time Instructor of the Year. Campbell has been with MCC since 2021, teaching History. Campbell demonstrates leadership, creativity, and initiative in the classroom and in her work with fellow instructors. She holds a Master of Arts with a major in History from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History and Philosophy from Regis University. “Alyse is always willing to take on new classes. She recently started teaching Women in U.S. History, creating the class to help diversify MCC history courses,” stated a nominator.
Tammy England was selected as the Classified Employee of the Year. England has been with MCC since 2017, serving as a Custodian in the Maintenance and Operations department. Her hard work behind the scenes is critically important to the college’s operations. England takes pride in her work, demonstrating a friendly and caring demeanor along the way. “Tammy genuinely enjoys her work and those whom she works with. She deserves this recognition for her excellent care of the campus and all whom she encounters,” stated a nominator.
MCC Employees of the Year will be honored at a state-wide community college employee “Commitment to Excellence” celebration with the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education on April 11, 2023, at the Inn at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado. O’Clair, Fries, Campbell, and England will also receive National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards and be given the opportunity to participate in the May 2023 NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas.
For more information about Morgan Community College, including employment opportunities, visit MorganCC.edu/careers.