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Achievement Awards

Jefferson College Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award

To recognize the exemplary accomplishments of faculty and staff, the Jefferson College Foundation proudly presents one member of the Classified Staff, one member of the Certified Staff, and two Faculty members for the Outstanding Achievement Award each year.  Recipients are nominated by their co-workers and peers, and publicly presented with the award along with a $250 stipend check at the annual Faculty & Staff Orientation meeting at the beginning of the Fall semester.  Recipients' names appear on a perpetual plaque in the Administration Building lobby on the Hillsboro campus.

2014 Recipients
Mary Baricevic, Faculty – Accounting Professor
Steve Berkel, Faculty – Culinary Arts Associate Professor
David Brading, Classified Staff – Maintenance Technician III
Holly Lincoln, Certified Staff – Director of Enrollment Services

2014 Outstanding Achievement Award

Pictured above are Jefferson College Foundation Board Vice President Rick Francis (back row, right) and Executive Director of Development and Foundation Tom Burke (back row, left) recently presented the 2014 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Achievement Awards to (front row, left) Steve Berkel - faculty, David Brading – classified staff, Mary Baricevic – faculty, and (back row, center) Holly Lincoln – certified staff.

To be eligible, faculty nominees must demonstrate intellectual vigor and communication skills in the interpretation and presentation of subject matter; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude toward students and peers; exhibits initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved learning and comprehension; demonstrates concern for and sensitivity to the needs of students and others; appears to leave a favorable and lasting influence on students; puts forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; and enhances the image of the department and/or college.

Nominees for staff recognition must demonstrate excellence in overall work performance; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude and by providing service to others; put forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; exhibit initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved operating efficiency of a work unit or the college as a whole; enhance the image of the department and/or college; and be a full-time employee of the college for at least five years.


Dr. B. Ray Henry
President, Jefferson College
1970-1989

Dr. B. Ray Henry Service & Innovation Award

The B. Ray Henry Service & Innovation Award was established to allow faculty and staff members to be recognize for efforts above and beyond through work on or with an institutional committee or subcommittee.  The award was established in honor of Dr. Henry, second president of Jefferson College, who served in the position from 1970 until 1989.  

Recipients are nominated by fellow committee or subcommittee members, and selected annually.  Recipients are announced during the faculty and staff orientation meeting held in August, at which they are presented with the award and a $250 stipend.

2014 Recipients
Dr. Kimberly Harvey,

Sr. Director of Enrollment Management & Registrar

Dr. Joel Vanherheyden,
Assistant Director of Music

Tom Burke (left), Dr. Henry (right),  2014 Recipient Dr. Kimberly
Harvey (center).

Tom Burke (left), Dr. Henry (right), 2014 Recipient Dr. Joel
Vanderheyden (center).