Rock Valley College

RVC Celebrates Employees at Annual Fall Conference

Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Media Contact: RVC Public Relations, 815-921-4510

RVC’s Annual Fall Conference returned to an in-person event for the first time since 2019. This year’s event featured updates from President Dr. Spearman and his cabinet, over 50 breakout sessions for faculty and staff, introduction of new employees, and recognition awards.

A part of the annual recognition tradition is to name and honor a Rookie of the Year (new employee), an Employee of the Year, and a Leader of the Year. Congratulations to this year’s honorees:

  • Cara Vande Voorde, Rookie of the Year
  • Vonnie Busker, Employee of the Year
  • David Schneider, Leader of the Year

The following individuals were recognized as new employees hired since the last Fall PD Day:

  • Joseph Agbeko
  • Jasper Allgood
  • Christina Balk
  • Nick Boggie
  • Cris Carmon
  • Patrick Chamoun
  • Samuel Chones
  • Ryan Clair
  • Elizabeth Coleman
  • Ken Coleman
  • Bianca Davis
  • Hannah Edwards
  • Deb Gilster
  • Rosina Goodloe
  • Andrew Graber
  • Drew Hallam
  • Adam Henderson
  • Sarah Holliday
  • Julian Jaramillo
  • Christopher Joyner
  • Heather Kelley
  • Timothy Klagues
  • David Kubacki
  • Shannon Lee
  • Alina Llanas
  • Alexander Luft
  • Alyssa Lundstrom
  • Gabriela Mar-Gagula
  • Nancy McDonald
  • Alicia Meyer
  • Tasha Neisewander
  • Lindsay Neumeyer
  • Jonathan Oostendorp
  • Parker Rodden
  • Annie Romanello
  • Tabitha Sims
  • Alexander Slawson
  • Rachel St. John
  • Hansen Stewart
  • Thomas Tammen
  • Chris Timmons
  • Gerardo Tirardo
  • Emma Toole
  • Jennifer Vanetten
  • Mario Weathers
  • Lukas Wenner
  • Larry White
  • Della Whitworth
  • Jesse Wiles
  • Michael Worden
  • Gwendolyn Zimmerman
  • Jessica Zwirner

Those recognized for five years of service included:

  • Dani Addington
  • Megan Den Braven
  • Kamey Doetch
  • Debra Funck
  • Ashli Horneij
  • Rhonda Hutter
  • Dawson Ingram
  • Jaime Irwin
  • Karen Kerr
  • Stacey Kolder
  • Christine Lott
  • LaToya Marble
  • Brandon Mechler
  • Cheryl Miller
  • Chad Roth
  • Cara Schultz
  • Sarah Shumway
  • Jeremy Tallacksen
  • Sarah Wenger

Honorees for ten years of service included:

  • Tabinda Azam
  • Mary Cobb
  • Sarah Etlinger
  • John Fillicaro
  • Tracy Hazen
  • Greg Heckman
  • John Hoshaw
  • William Lipton
  • Jonathan Poore
  • Ryan Tillmann

Those honored for fifteen years of service included:

  • Lea Carlson
  • Laura Constant
  • Robert D'Alonzo
  • Sharie Holub
  • Rob Mawyer
  • Luevinus Muhammad
  • Kim Pedersen
  • Erik Rodgers
  • Jennifer Thompson

Twenty-year service honorees included:

  • Marcy Delia
  • Stephen Donahue
  • Brent Eckert
  • Marie Navickis
  • Cheryl Rinker
  • Elizabeth Russo
  • Lynn Shattuck
  • Molly Sides

As the Julie Boggie was announced as the sole twenty-five-year honoree, the room of RVC employees gave her a warm standing ovation in appreciation for her years of service.

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