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Employee Recognition Committee

Improve staff engagement and job satisfaction through highlighting fellow employees with appreciation.

The Years of Service events for Prescott Campus and Verde Valley Campus have been canceled due to COVID-19. The events will be moved to an online slideshow, which will be made available shortly.


YC Way Award

It's YCWAY Award nomination time!

All YC employees—faculty, staff, and administration—are eligible to be nominated for a YC Way Award. Anyone can nominate someone: peer-to-peer, supervisor-to-employee, and employee-to-supervisor.

The nomination process will close after July 1, 2020. The Awards will be given to the three recipients at Fall Convocation on August 10, 2020.


Click on the links to nominate colleagues for each category


Relationship Excellence keeps people feeling connected to the organization as a valued contributor and makes learning and service excellence possible.

Service Excellence is a significant advantage and performance differentiator for organizations.

Learning Excellence moves beyond a set of principles and outcomes –it is a set of beliefs at the core, that determine an organization's way of thinking and being and how that shapes the learning environment and what happens there.

  • Dr. Jennifer Jacobson - Sociology Professor - Relationship Excellence
  • Barrett Johnson - Teaching and E-Learning Support Specialist - Service Excellence
  • Melanie Paradise - Clinical Nursing - Learning Excellence

Employee Recognition Committee Members


Service Excellence for a Yavapai College Peer

Good job!

Would you like to recognize a peer for going above and beyond the call of duty? Click here to view the Service Excellence Recognition form to have a certificate of gratitude sent to them.

It doesn't take long, and a simple "I appreciate you!"" is usually enough to brighten someone's day.

This is open to all staff members, full-time, part-time… it doesn't matter. Let's celebrate the hard work and dedication our staffers give every day! We look forward to seeing your nominations, and thank you for your continued support!


Service Excellence Recipient List - March 2020

  • Amber Lillie
  • Brad Clifford
  • Daintry Donovan
  • Dana McElligott
  • Emily Weinacker
  • Helmer Karstadt
  • Jaime Hernandez
  • Jake Jackson
  • James Rider
  • Janice Soutee
  • Jenn Zimmerman
  • Karen Smith
  • Monica Belknap
  • Norma Ortega
  • Ryan Winkelman
  • Wade Milner
  • YC Recruitment Team
  • Zach Wigle

    • Mike Murphy
    • Don Stevens
    • Zach Vannoy
    • Maggi Bartolome
    • Michael Denkevitz
    • Evelyn Garey
    • Jaime Hernandez
    • Will Webb
    • Linda Evans
    • Carol Beard
    • Carla Weil
    • Christina Senger
    • Mark Frederick
    • Nicholas Sallee
    • Matthew Chalcraft
    • Nicole (Krista) Marshall
    • Michael Quinlan
    • Sean Holmes
    • Karen Ramirez
    • Linda Hoots
    • Andrew Murillo
    • Barb Churchill
    • Joseph Sabato
    • Mike Murphy
    • Jerry Zurichini
    • Duane Ransom
    • Trent Chambers
    • Jeremy Vick
    • Chef Danny Vallo
    • Mark Warren
    • Janice Soutee
    • Karen Smith
    • Matt Borja
    • Ryan Harms
    • Karla Phillips
    • Alexandra Helm-Correa
    • David Churchill
    • Jane Hersh
    • Adrienne Carlos
    • Nancy Bowers
    • Harlee Morrison
    • Carmen Krawcheck
    • Michael Denkevitz
    • Edmund Schultz
    • Ike Whisenand
    • Frank D’Angelo
    • Lisa Rhodes
    • Mark St. Laurent
    • Leanne Burcham
    • Cassidy Grantham
    • Patrick Burns
    • Becky Goldsmith
    • Julie Garver
    • Susan Youngblood
    • George Cuthbertson
    • Ryan Bouwhuis
    • William Earles
    • Susan Godby
    • Sean Hagan
    • Linda Hoffman
    • Linda Hoots
    • Billie Norris
    • Karen Ramirez
    • Cully Stead
    • Frank Cardamone
    • Connie Varga
    • Mark Warren
    • Alice Burroughs
    • Ryan Gray
    • Meghan Paquette
    • Scottie (Heather) Scott
    • Petra Bennett
    • Kay Rollis
    • Lori McIntyre
    • Jason Spangler
    • Nancy (Susan) Terkelsen
    • Karen Smith
    • Richard Pierce
    • Ustadza White
    • Shelly Gilliam
    • Ginney Bilbray
    • Sandy McCreight
    • Anne Stoxen
    • Adrienne Carlos
    • Matthew Chalcraft
    • Kelly Stepanek
    • Paige Ruggles-Kruger
    • Shelby Kooiman
    • Lupe Mercado
    • Heidi Coughlin
    • Sean Holmes
    • Shannon Johns
    • Cristina Poeppel
    • Chelsie Klaine
    • Santana Alvarado
    • Deb Schumacher
    • Gina Hammond
    • Ryan Harms
    • Amy Buettner
    • Lee Ann Walker
    • Jami Dodwell
    • Sheila Jarrell
    • Diana Dowling
    • Abbie Swavee
    • Kelly O'Brien
    • Carla Weil
    • Rebecca Seigars
    • Trent Chambers
    • Kim Stuit
    • Hannah O'Brien
    • Gwen Payne
    • Evelyn Garey
    • Jake Jackson
    • Russ Ivie
    • Deborah Chambers
    • Bradi Rhodes
    • Kelsey Behnken
    • Shena Whitmer
    • Krista (Nicole) Marshall
    • Sureka Wrublik
    • James Haile
    • Roger Totten
    • Jason Major
    • Kelsey English
    • Travis Whorton
    • Nicole Marshall
    • Zach Wigle
    • Susan Youngblood
    • Gwen Payne
    • Harlee Morrison
    • Michael Quinlan
    • Mike Murphy
    • Andrea Riffel
    • Gwen Payne
    • Lisa Schlegel
    • Wendy Weiland
    • Jenn Zimmerman
    • Katherine Anderson
    • Gina Earles
    • Alex Helm
    • Ruth Lillie
    • Billie Norris
    • Lisa Raygoza
    • Scottie Scott
    • Teresa Schwickerath
    • Jennifer Taylor
    • Lorrie Vodika
    • Susan Youngblood
    • Ty Payne
    • Jeanne Welch
    • Amber Lillie
    • Shelly Gilliam
    • Thatcher Bohrman