West’s Service to FRCC Earns President’s Award; Campus in Longmont Honors Top Performers
Nancy West, director of advising at the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College, is the winner of a President’s Award for Outstanding Service to FRCC.
Her award was given at the campus’s annual awards event. Other award winners:
- Ronda Mitchell and Mary Torbett, Classified Staff of the Year
- Peggy Copeland, Administrator of the Year
- Susan Holland, Master Instructor of the Year
- Dave Skiles, Master Faculty of the Year
- Jeana Brammer and Amy Mann, Vice President’s awards
In giving the award to West, President Andrew Dorsey praised her leadership, vision, team approach, and the respect West has from the community. She is considered “The Rock” in Student Services, and she also is one of the people that the campus looks to for ideas and solutions to student success challenges. West was among the first inductees in the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame. Her photo hangs in the Plaza Conference Center.
Mitchell is an administrative assistant in the Advising Department; Torbett, an administrative assistant in the Nursing and Allied Health Department. A staff member who nominated Mitchell wrote, “She is a master of figuring out schedules for the part-time advisors, adjusting on the fly, and making sure we are covered in advising to help students.” A staff member who nominated Torbett wrote she is “an incredible powerhouse. She can multitask like no one else.”
Copeland is a retention specialist and co-director of the new Student Success Center on campus. She was described as “very competent and caring in helping students achieve success.”
Holland is a math instructor. Skiles is director of the Geographic Information Systems Program. One student wrote of Holland, “This is the first time ever I understand and enjoy math.” A student wrote of Skiles, “He has shown a remarkable ability to connect with students of all ages and backgrounds and his excitement and knowledge about the GIS program is contagious.”
Brammer, an administrative assistant, was honored for her contributions in brining on a new faculty accounting system. Mann was honored for taking over responsibilities as chair of the Arts and Letters Department while continuing to oversee projects in the Communications discipline, including the production of a play.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.