Crowder College Announces 2024 Employee and Service Awards

(Neosho, MO)Crowder College administration, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate employee service milestones and awards in the Elsie Plaster Community Center.

Three employees are selected annually for Faculty, Classified, and Professional Staff awards. This year’s recipients are:

  • Classified Staff: Rebecca Denison, Human Resources Coordinator
  • Professional Staff: Robin Wolvin, Access Librarian
  • Faculty: Stephanie Witcher, Communications Instructor/Division Chair

Awards are selected based on nominations by peers.

Service awards were also presented as follows:

  • Five years: Hillarie Buholt, Renee Bridges, Paul DeNisco, Grace Dunlap, Summer Farnsworth, Nathan Fent, Courtney Goetz, Amber Hatfield, Carly Jones, Jaclyn Kidd, John Larson, Savannah Lawrence, KA’Sandra Leer, Jaclyn Link, Michael Lutz, Brandy May, Greg Murdock, Josh Novak, McKenzie Nygren, Yoanna Regis, Tanner Simmons, Kayla Ward
  • Ten years: Joseph Brenner, Jared Brown, Denna Clymer, Heather Flint, Aaron Divine, Mike Fox, Terri Frye, Staci Garvin, Jenny Gilbert, Jared Moore, Shandra Stephens, Missy Williams, Stephanie Witcher
  • Fifteen years: David Jamieson, Kim Patrick, Sandy Wilson
  • Twenty years: Leasa Evans, Amy Frieling, Savi Senanayake, Sherry Wilson 
  • Twenty-five years: Juli DeNisco, Julie Dobbs, Jerri Hudson, Darrin Pfeifly, Jamie Stanley 
  • Thirty years: Latonia Bailey

Retirees were also honored: Becky Shaw, Dr. David Prigel, DVM, Joan Wilson, Terri Frye, and Jane Gray.

This year, Crowder College presented “Value” awards based on nominations from peers. The honored employees represent the five values of the College as follows:

  • We are passionate about making a difference: Jamie Emery, Director of Maddox Hill Behavior Support Center
  • We care about one another: Mickie Mahan, Human Resources Generalist
  • We cultivate curiosity and innovation: Leandra Toomoth, Instructional Designer
  • We respect diverse perspectives: Jaclyn Kidd, Sr. Graphic Designer
  • We learn from our mistakes: Elizabeth Armstrong, Executive Assistant to the President

About Crowder College: 

Crowder College was established in April 1963, as the voters of Newton and McDonald counties passed the issue to create a community college (formerly junior college) on the land formerly known as Camp Crowder. Today, the college provides services to a nine-county service region in southwest Missouri with locations in Neosho, Cassville, Joplin, McDonald County, Nevada and Webb City. The student population exists from within the four-state region, and around the globe. With over 80 degree and program options, the college is a great place to train for a career or transfer to a university.


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