Employees Celebrate Holidays with Luncheon
South Florida Community College employees rang out 2009 at the annual holiday luncheon, sponsored Dec. 17 by SFCC’s chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC).
The 2009 President’s Award recipients are: Jose Altamirano, Full-time Career Service; Melody Stricklin, Part-time Career Service; Junior Gray, Professional; Patty Manderville, Faculty Full-time; John Fitts, Adjunct Faculty; Dr. Leana Revell, Administrator; Tammy Bush, Panther Spirit; Jackie Tillman, Special; Rick and Jean Moyer, Volunteer, for their support of SFCC Cultural Programs; and Tim Hansen, Overall Outstanding Employee of 2009.
Dr. Stephens recognized Nat Imsdahl for 20 years of service to the college and Dean Jordan for 35 years of service. At Welcome Back in August, Imsdahl could not be recognized along with colleagues because he serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Stephens acknowledged Imsdahl for his two decades of service as part of SFCC’s maintenance staff and for the numerous commendations he has received from the army. Jordan received special recognition for being the second employee in the college’s history to achieve 35 years of service. Because she is now the college’s highest-ranking employee in terms of years of service, she is considered to be the reigning ROC – or “Resident Old Codger.”
Employees shared their favorite holiday dishes and desserts at the potluck luncheon. During a sing-along, Dr. Stephens surprised everyone by adding his flute to a rendition of “Jingle-Bell Rock.” FACC’s annual holiday drawing gave away more than 50 door prizes while raising money for its scholarship fund.