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Congratulations, Employees of the Semester

June 3, 2014

Lisa Hale, Don Kent and Benny SmithLisa Hale and Laura Moffitt

Don Kent

The Rewards and Recognition Committee recognizes a staff member each semester who has demonstrated exemplary performance based on A-B Tech Community College’s Values. The committee selected Don Kent, Coordinator of Moves & Set-Ups as the current recipient. 

During his many years of selfless service to A-B Tech, Don has always done an excellent job, whether that is building set-ups, tackling maintenance problems, or problem-solving in a collaborative manner on “how to” accomplish a goal.  His work never fails to meet other’s requests.  He is a pleasure to work with

Just when you think something “can’t be done”, in comes Don Kent, with his quiet and unassuming manner to say, “Well, yeah, we can do that.”  And then, magically, he and his staff make it happen!  No request has ever been too small or too large for Don; he always found a way.  He always delivers 

So many, many times over the years of working collaboratively with Don, he always found a better way to do whatever it was that needed being done here at A-B Tech.  He is knowledgeable, helpful and professional.  Don is loyal to A-B Tech and we are grateful to him for his many, many years of service.  Congratulations on your many successes, Don! 

Laura Moffitt 

The Rewards and Recognition Committee recognizes a faculty member each semester who has demonstrated exemplary performance based on A-B Tech Community College’s Values.  The committee selected Laura Moffitt, Instructor within the Basic Skills Program as the current recipient.

In addition to teaching ACA 115, Laura works in the Basic Skills department.  She has been straddling these two positions for close to ten years.  It is clear her heart is set on the enrichment and success of all her students.  One activity she carries out is collecting hand-written letters from her students to themselves, written at the beginning of the semester and addressing why they want to stay in school.  She then pays for the postage to send those letters out at the end of the semester.  When the students receive them at their home, it is a reminder that they are committed to self-betterment and hard work.  

Laura holds regular hours in the Adjunct Faculty Center and she helps the staff of the Center with any administrative odds and ends, and is, in general, positive, upbeat, and genuinely concerned about her students and colleagues.  She listens compassionately to others, and she always offers a positive thought or uplifting joke.  On more than one occasion, Laura has stepped in to cover the Center when the rest of us are out at lunch, a meeting, or even just to the restroom.  Laura jumps right in with coaching a student, or helping an adjunct with a question.  

Laura regularly participates in professional development in both instructional methods and educational technology.  Her love of learning is omnipresent, and it’s clear she cares about her personal success at her job.  Congratulations on your many successes, Laura!


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