Two Southeast Community
College employees were honored by their peers. Dan Fogell and William Gehrig
received the Wekesser Outstanding Teacher and Staff awards at SCC’s Lincoln
Campus on Friday, July 14.
Fogell has been a biology
instructor at SCC’s Lincoln Campus for 12 years. Former students and staff
members nominated him for the award, one saying he “has the ability to inspire
and motivate students.”
“The best part of my day is
when I look at students and see the ‘light’ come on when they finally
understand something,” he said. “If I don’t see that light, then it’s back to
the drawing board to find another way.”
Gehrig is a custodian on the
Lincoln Campus. He has worked at the College for five years. He was nominated
by numerous students and staff who talked about his willingness to help others
and go beyond the scope of this job.
“Working with all of them
every day is a privilege,” Gehrig said. “SCC is a great place, and I like
coming to work every day.”
In 1979, Robert and Edith
Wekesser established a fund in SCC’s Educational Foundation to recognize people
for outstanding service to the Lincoln Campus. Winners receive $500, a plaque
and a balloon bouquet.