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Employee Recognition Awards

Service and Recognition Awards are an opportunity to appreciate Montgomery College employees who have demonstrated extraordinary initiative in performing a specific task, service to others, or in providing outstanding service over a sustained period of time. These recognition awards, contingent on available funding and approved by the Board of Trustees annually, reflect College’s gratitude for the exemplary efforts demonstrated by our dedicated employees.

Faculty Awards
For faculty, awards are given to both part-time and full-time faculty.  Detailed information about faculty awards is available on the Faculty Awards web pages.
Staff Awards
The College presents awards for staff, primarily through the Office of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management.
Length of Service and Retiree Recognition
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2021 Award Recipients


Dr. Mary Robinson full time faculty of the year

Full-time Professor of the Year

Dr. Mary Robinson

Rowena D'Souza staff of the year

Staff Member of the Year

Ms. Rowena D'Souza

Dr. Carolyn Schick, part time faculty of the year

Part-time Professor of the Year

Dr. Carolyn Schick

Outstanding Service Award Recipients

Outstanding Staff Awards are awarded based on four (4) categories: Excellence in Performance, Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Customer Service and Excellence in Serving Students.

Excellence in Performance

  • Ms. Tonya Baker, Administrative Manager Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Kathryn Kelpy, Campus Registrar, Student Affairs
  • Ms. Christie Liljestrand, Administrative Aide II, Student Affairs
  • Dr. Patricia Maloney, Grant Manager, Advancement and Community Engagement
  • Ms. Kim Potter, Digital Learning Center Specialist, Academic Affairs

Excellence in Innovation

  • Dr. David Bergtold, Learning Center Manager, Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Shamsah Hussein, Student Information Systems Manager, Student Affairs

Excellence in Serving Students

  • Ms. Ida Britton, Early College Program Coordinator, Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Tanya Camp, Learning Center Manager, Academic Affairs

Excellence in Customer Service

  • Ms. Heather Vizas-Dembeck, Telecommunications Engineer, Administrative and Fiscal Services
Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients

Outstanding Faculty Awards provide the College community with an opportunity to more thoroughly recognize excellence in a variety of positions at the College and add a special dimension to the awards the College already provide.

Excellence in Teaching or Counseling 

  • Mr. Paul Baker, Adjunct II, English
  • Ms. Jin Choi, Lecturer, Philosophy
  • Ms. Catherine Lutter, Lecturer, English
  • Dr. Richard Szwerc, Lecturer, Physics 

Excellence in Teaching and Advising 

  • Dr. Craig Benson, Professor, Chemistry
  • Ms. Katherine R. Hubley, Professor, Graphic Design
  • Dr. Monica Mische, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. Alessandra Sagasti, Professor, Biological Sciences 
  • Dr. Aubrey Smith, Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Ms. Julie Levinson, Professor, Student Services

Excellence in Counseling and Advising 

  • Mrs. Shalawn Childs, Associate Professor, Student Services
  • Ms. Katherine Goldstein, Instructor, Student Services
  • Ms. Elizabeth Kirby, Assistant Professor, Student Services

Excellence in Service to the Institution or Community 

  • Ms. Joanne Carl, Professor, Television/Radio
  • Dr. Michael LeBlanc, Professor, English 

Excellence in Scholarly or Professional Accomplishment 

  • Dr. Amy Carattini, Part-time Faculty
  • Dr. Joseph Couch, Professor, English
  • Dr. Satish Gupta, Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Ms. Layla Hashemi, Adjunct II, Political Sciences