PIQUA — Edison State Community College recognized outstanding employee performance at its most recent all-campus meeting in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus.
The Employee of the Semester awards speak to college’s commitment to quality and sustaining positive employee engagement.
“These employees make a difference to Edison State and members of the campus community, go above and beyond expectations, excel as team players, and strive to demonstrate the college’s core values,” said Kara Myers, coordinator of Employee Engagement and Talent Acquisition.
Rick Roberts, associate professor of nursing, and Sharon Thomas, college resource specialist, were named the spring Employees of the Semester during the meeting. Myers presented the pair with personalized plaques and reserved parking spaces for the upcoming fall semester.
Roberts, of Pleasant Hill, was selected for his enduring leadership and consistent support he provides to both students and other employees.
“Rick is an asset to the nursing program. He has taken charge of many valuable projects and organizing groups to implement necessary changes in the nursing department,” said a nominator. “Before the sun rises every day, Rick is here and he’s always available to help others.”
Roberts has been employed at Edison State for 10 years and holds a master’s of science in nursing from Wright State University.
As a college resource specialist, Sharon Thomas, of Troy, is the first person many people speak to when they visit or call Edison State.
“Sharon operates with excellent professional integrity… She refuses to lower her respect for others even when those very people fail to respect her,” said a nominator. “Her consistent interactions and fairness result in people knowing that she will do her best to assist them regardless of how the day has been going.”
Thomas has been employed at Edison State for approximately five years and holds an associate of arts from degree Edison State.
All Edison State employees who demonstrate a commitment to the performance excellence goals, core values, and continued growth are eligible to be nominated for the award. Those eligible for the award are nominated by their peers and then selected by the AQIP 4 Valuing People committee.