Friday, September 20, 2013

Edison Recognizes Employee Excellence

Pictured L to R, Row 1: Bonnie Wagner, Jill Bobb, Leah Shrives, Susie Wise, Gwen Stevenson, Julia Galbreath, Peggy Montgomery. Row 2: Carla Strater, Marci Langenkamp, Julie Willenbrink, Rick Roberts Not Pictured: Libbie Eyer
Nancy Madden, Director of the Library
Edison Community College recognized outstanding employees with performance improvement awards at its annual fall convocation ceremony in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The awards speak to Edison’s commitment to quality and how it achieves quality as an institution rather than the individual’s performance improvement.

Nancy Madden, Director of the Library, received honors at the annual ceremony presented by Vice President for Strategic Human Resources, Linda Peltier and President, Cris Valdez. The nursing department was also recognized for their excellence including, Jill Bobb, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Libbie Eyer, Nursing Academic Project Specialist; Julia Galbreath, Associate Professor of Nursing; Marci Langenkamp, Peggy Montgomery, Instructor of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing; Rick Roberts, Associate Professor of Nursing; Leah Shreves, Associate Professor of Nursing; Gwen Stevenson, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences; Carla Strater, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Bonnie Wagner, Instructor of Nursing; Julie Willenbrink, Associate Professor of Nursing; and Susie Wise, Associate Professor of Nursing.

All Edison employees who demonstrate commitment to the performance excellence goals, core values and continued growth were eligible to be nominated for the award. Those eligible for the award are selected by being nominated by their peers and then selected by the QUIP 4 Valuing People committee. This year’s winners were chosen from a total of 34 nominees consisting of groups and individuals.

Library Director, Nancy Madden, has made tremendous strides to position Edison’s Library as a vibrant and integral tool in the teaching/learning process and, ultimately, student retention and success. Her adoption of technology as a teaching tool led her to initiate the building of web-based tutorials that are used for course-specific information literacy and bibliographic instruction classes, greatly enhancing Edison’s online curricula. Additionally, she has brought Edison’s reputation into a much larger spotlight. Recently, under her leadership, Edison was selected as one of only fifteen academic libraries in the State of Ohio to introduce the EBSCO Discovery service to assist students with scholarly database searches.

Edison’s nursing department has contributed to full accreditation and approval of the nursing program over its thirty-three year history. In spring of 2013, Edison’s Associate of Nursing Degree program was granted full five-year approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing. In addition to OBN approval, the program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Their instruction has also contributed to student success and above average pass rates on the nursing licensing exam, NCLEX. Edison ranked sixth in Ohio for all registered nursing programs.

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