Spotlight on Knowledge: Daniel Cajamarca Ballesteros
Daniel Cajamarca Ballesteros, Custodian III from Custodial and Janitorial Services, demonstrates the Core Value of Knowledge through his accomplishments as a student and as an employee of Seminole State. Daniel has been a custodian at Seminole State for seven years. In 2004, he started his studies at the College in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program to improve his academic English skills. Once he completed the EAP program, he started taking a computer class in Spring 2005. Ever since, he used the Seminole State employee tuition benefit to take one class per semester, and two courses per year. In May 2014, he will graduate with an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Computer Information Technology. His perseverance and dedication have enabled him to succeed as an employee and also as a student.
Daniel has been described as a loyal employee who takes pride not only in his work as an employee, but also in his classwork. He is dedicated to his work and the College. He is truly an employee who makes a difference.
Spotlight on Knowledge: Michael "Tony" Callaghan
Michael “Tony” Callaghan, reports coordinator from Institutional Effectiveness and Research, demonstrates the Core Value of knowledge through his achievements as a student and as an employee of Seminole State.
Tony uses his in-depth knowledge of the PeopleSoft system to develop queries to compile and analyze information. His insights about how information is used make him a valuable colleague. Previously, Tony worked as a Student Affairs functional specialist, which also gives him an edge in his current position when discussing data and resolving discrepancies.
As a student, Tony started in Seminole State's GED program. After completing that, he transitioned into the college-credit program, and completed his Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at Seminole State. Since that time, he has received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public administration. Tony also serves the College as an adjunct professor in the School of Academic Foundations, teaching math to students pursuing their GED.
Spotlight on Excellence: Career Service employees
Career service employees from all campuses came together on Dec. 19 to celebrate the end of another year and to recognize those employees who made a difference in 2013.
The Career Service Employees Council (CSEC) awarded Tana Stem, Business Office supervisor at the Altamonte Springs Campus, the first S.T.A.R. award for her exceptional Service, Teamwork, Action and Reliability. Stem’s contributions were recognized by her co-workers and students.
Eleven other employees were honored with the “You Make a Difference” award for their ongoing service to the College. Congratulations to these employees: Cheryl Osberg, Ernesto Maldonado, Jose Maldonado-Burgos, Margaret Taylor, Natalie Clark, Orlando Carroll, Patti Williams, Peggy Pinder, Phyllis Gardner, Shelley Herter and Tammy Gonzalez Cordero.
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