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Outstanding teacher and staff awards at Lincoln Campus

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Mindy Marsh and Jodi Nelson are the 2018 Wekesser Award recipients.

Two employees on the Lincoln Campus of Southeast Community College were honored Aug. 19 as recipients of the 2017-2018 Wekesser Outstanding Teacher and Staff awards.

Jodi Nelson, Associate Degree nursing instructor, and Mindy Marsh, admissions technician for Student Affairs, received the awards during an all-campus ceremony.

Nelson was nominated by fellow co-workers for her involvement with nursing students and mentoring them during their time at SCC.

“Jodi is a team player, and she is there for the student and encourages them to learn and grow,” said Kasey Edwardson, fellow nursing faculty. “She is one faculty member who has made me feel welcomed in our division and College.”

Marsh has worked in various roles in SCC’s Admissions Office for close to 20 years.

“Mindy is driven, student-focused and goes the extra mile each and every day,” said Kaye Bartels-Eiland, admissions representative. “She truly believes in an education from SCC and the community we have established at the College over the years.”

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 each receive $500, a plaque and a balloon bouquet.

The following Lincoln employees were awarded for their years of service to the College. 

40 Years: Marcia Blender.

35 Years: Linda Bettinger, Redith Rediger.

30 Years: Mike Aalberg, Don Bossung, Jo Schuster, Rhonda Taft.

25 Years: Susan Kash-Brown, Larry Peterson, Michele Richards, Renee Schnieder.

20 Years: Sheri Blok, Rex Coleman, Beth Deinert, Kathy Eitzmann, Shannon Hansen, Rose Kowalski, Danny McCullock, Dana Nimic, Diane Rink, Laura Thompson, Janet Vaughn.

15 Years: Diane Anderson, Greg Burroughs, Rose Lange, Gay Mason, Rochelle Morton, Fran Oran, Donna Osterhoudt, Theresa Parker, Phip Ross, Jill Sand, Linda Schwartz, Preston Shires, Bruce Stephen, John Stephenson, Crystal Stuhr, Dalene Walker, Bob Zetocha.

10 Years: Lisa Aksamit, Eric Dirks, Kevin Dunkle, Casey Glassburner, Rick Horne, Kelly Johnson, Bryan Kahler, Tonya Maloy, Steve McConnell, Elina Newman, Vicki Rethmeier, Rod Rhodes, Todd Roth, Kari Schell, Amanda Skuban, Cynthia Surrounded, Kent Vollenweider.

5 Years: Connie Collin, Kat Kreikemeier, Kristi Lawrence, Danvas Mabeya, Alyssa Meyer, Zach Richards, Sabrina Schinstock, Paige Schulte, Janet Scott, Ian Thompson, Theresa Webster.

Retirees 2018/2019: Marcia Blender, Connie Collin, Rex Coleman, Pat Galitz, Carol Gustafson, Karen Hermsen, Kevin Kelly, LuAnn Larsen, Donna Osterhoudt, Carol Penrosa, Stan Peters, Denise Schlake-Ideus, Linda Schwartz, Bruce Stephen, Rhonda Taft, Jeanette Walsh.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu