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Nancy Robinson chosen as the 2015 RMC Student Employee of the Year
BILLINGS, March 4, 2015 – RMC Senior Nancy Robinson has been chosen as the 2015 RMC Student Employee of the Year. Robinson is from Stoughton, Wis., and will be graduating from RMC with degrees in Art, Business Management, and Managerial Accounting.
RMC’s Associate Dean of Student Life Katherine Carpenter nominated Robinson for the SEOTY award for her work as the office assistant for the Leadership, Engagement, and Achievement Program (LEAP), and assessment coordinator.
Carpenter explained that Robinson's nomination was largely due to the amount of work that Robinson shouldered while Carpenter was on maternity leave. “Because of Nancy’s work ethic, reliability, and professional way that she conducts herself, my office was able to be maintained during an extended absence,” added Carpenter. “She went above and beyond with all of her supplied projects, taking initiative, in my absence, to complete tasks that she felt were appropriate and helpful.”
Regarding Robinson’s quality of work and uniqueness of contribution, Carpenter said, “Nancy brings with her to my office a unique perspective and view of campus assessment, as the result of her hours working with Dr. Steve Germic. Because she has a background in campus accreditation, faculty assessment, and data compilation, she provides the LEAP office with a very valuable skill-set.”
Robinson graduates in the spring and hopes to give back through mission work after college. “Nancy Robinson is a human who embodies service,” said Carpenter. “During her time at RMC, she has served in a variety of leadership capacities, as well as her roles within her church. She is a person who has a giving nature and has absolutely given of her time and talents while at RMC.”
Upon receiving the award, Robinson said, “I have been blessed with great opportunities, particularly during my time here at RMC. The faculty and staff have challenged me and called me higher. My supervisors (Dr. Steve Germic, Katie Carpenter, Tim and Cara Lohrenz, and Lindsay Rossmiller) have all gone to bat on my behalf to provide me with opportunities to grow and learn through different work experiences. The support they have given over the last four years is unreal.”
Carpenter added, “I truly cannot think of a student who deserves this more than Nancy. She has been such an asset to the College and will be missed next year. We are all so proud of her and excited to see what she does with the next chapter in her life.”
Robinson’s nomination will be entered to compete in the state-level SEOTY program, which will include nominations from other schools in the state that are members of the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators. A decision is scheduled to be made by March 6, 2015.