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Heart of Metro Award

2014-2015 Nomination Deadlines:

Nominations for the next Heart of Metro DUE Tuesday, October 14, 2014



To recognize employees for outstanding contributions to the college and the community


  • Employees may be full- or part-time
  • Employees must have completed 1-year of employment or 3 quarters of teaching
  • Employees are eligible for the award every 3 years

Employee must meet the following criteria addressed in the nomination:

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Lead change
  • Foster an inclusive workplace
  • Work smart
  • Respect diversity
  • Be service centered

Type and Number of Awards

A maximum of 4 awards are presented annually; 1 award each academic quarter. A certificate and appropriate memento is awarded to each recipient.

Nomination Process

Any employee, student, or community member may nominate a full- or part-time employee. Nominations submitted are kept as active for three consecutive quarters.

Nominations must be submitted online:



Awards are presented at a quarterly informal recognition activity.

Recent HEART OF METRO Recipients

  • Spring 2009- Dave Goulda
  • Summer 2010- Katie Stahlnecker
  • Fall 2010- Craig Carlson
  • Winter 2010- Larry Lindberg
  • Spring 2011- Mary Vogt
  • Summer 2011- Zahear Kmail
  • Fall 2011 - Marty Martinez
  • Spring 2012 - Daniel Lawse
  • Summer 2012 - Shanda Clark
  • Fall 2012 - Doug Pagel
  • Winter 2012- Connie Kline
  • Spring 2013- Bernadine Cutsor
  • Summer 2013- George Vana
  • Fall 2013- Tim O'Donnell
  • Winter 2014- Terry Casey
  • Spring 2014- Kathy Rigdon
  • Summer 2014- Hans Rudin
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