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Employee of the Month

The Classified Senate is proud to announce that we will give shout outs or "stormies" to recognize and value the professional contributions of our classified staff at Napa Valley College. The STORMY is intended to acknowledge an outstanding action, endeavor, or project of a classified professional. This differs from the Classified Professional of the Year award in that it is based on a one-time endeavor and it will be presented at the end of each semester. The recipient will receive a certificate and a special surprise! To nominate a classified staff member, please email M'Kormik at or Omar at Please inlcude the name of the nominee and why you are nominating them. We may include these nominations as regular "shouts outs" in our Newsletters as well.


Guidelines and Nomination Information

Nomination Form

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the Classified Professional Employee of the Month (EOM) is to recognize outstanding Classified Professionals at Napa Valley College who embody the College’s standards for excellence and innovation.

To acknowledge those employees who show exemplary individual achievement, contribution, and performance in their jobs and other related duties beyond their own offices.

To acknowledge those whose efforts have inspired and supported the performance and achievement of others.

To provide awards to such employees by a means that is fair, with equal consideration of all eligible staff, regardless of the level of responsibility within the College.

To provide monthly recognition of a NVC Classified Professionals who demonstrates:

  • A positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers, and serves as a role model for others;
  •  Commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities, and is an asset to the Napa Valley Community College District;
  • A willingness to exercise servant-leadership, take initiative, and accept and carry out additional responsibilities beyond regular job assignments (within job description) for the good of the campus community as a whole.
Name of the Award

The name of the award shall be the “Classified Professional Employee of the Month”.

Who is eligible?

All active Classified Professionals employed by Napa Valley College. This includes regular full-time and regular part-time employees working in any classified position. Employee of the Month awards may be earned once in a two-year period.

Who can nominate an employee?

Any NVC employee, student, and community member may nominate any Classified Professional—excluding self-nominations.

What is the process?

Notification will be sent to All Staff via e-mail to inform them, nominations are being accepted. Nominations are reviewed by the committee (created by the Classified Senate Board) and, if nominee is not selected right away, he/she will be kept in the pool for one calendar year from receipt. The committee likes to have a balance from the campus community, so it is not a reflection on the employee nominated if they are held for a while. Special circumstances are considered by the Committee for requests to be honored at a specific date.

What points should I consider in nominating an employee?

  • Contribution to success of students and/or fellow employees.
  • Demonstrations a commitment to the mission and goals of the institution.
  • Has a quality, such as: dedication, cooperation, has initiative.

A candidate for the award must meet the following criteria:

Nominee must be a regular full-time or regular part-time employee working in a classified position at Napa Valley College

  • Must have been employed for at least one year
  • Can be employed at any of NVC’s physical locations
  • Has not been selected as Employee of the Month within the past two years
  • Has a positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers, and serves as a role model for others
  • Is productive, exhibits commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities, and is an asset to the staff of his/her department
  • Is willing to take initiative, and accepts and carries out additional responsibilities beyond regular job assignments.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact any of the members of the Classified Senate.

Previous Employees of the Month

March/April 2017

February 2017
Ian Holbrook
Warehouse Operations Tech

M'Kormik Hamilton
Secretary, Arts & Humanities

November/December 2016

October 2016
Chanthara (Tara) Soungpanya
Learning Resources

September 2016
Melissa Grubbs

August 2016
Greg Siewert 

July 2016
Dixie Larson
Admissions & Records

June 2016
Irene Avina
Custodial Services

May 2016
Joann Stubitsch
Upper Valley Campus

April 2016
Matt Souza
Facilities / Mail Room

March 2016
Sandy Ross
Library & Learning Resources

February 2016
Mike Ronald
PE and Athletics

January 2016
Rene Rubio


December 2015
Mary Profitt
Financial Aid

November 2015
Solange Kada
Administrative Services

October 2015
Hoyt Maddox
Sergeant, College Police

September 2015
Ana Montanez
Custodial Services

August 2015
Valerie Exum
Instructional Assistant, BCS

July 2015
Choolwe Kalulu
Media Services    

June 2015
Jeremy Ecklin
Testing & Tutoring Center

May 2015
Margarita Ceja
Admissions & Records Specialist

April 2015
Mary Manning
Financial Aid Technician

March 2015
Veronica Gomez
Student Services Specialist

February 2015
Vicky Tharp
Instructional Assistant, Writing Success Center

January 2015
Bob Lortz
Student Services Specialist


December 2014
Amy Guan
Learning Resources Assistant

November 2014
Quy Vu

October 2014
Vicki Tevlin
Secretary, Office of Instruction

September 2014
Gina Stofan
Secretary, LADS

August 2014
Jen Tronstad
Instructional Assistant, Learning Services

July 2014
Karen Smith
Computer Support Technician, IT

June 2014
Brooke Jackson
Instructional Assistant, CJT

May 2014
Sue McNerney-Simich
Secretary, Health Occupations

April 2014
Rosie Carver
Secretary, Career/Transfer Center

March 2014
Stacy Hitchcock
Secretary, Technical Division

February 2014
Rick Foley
Printing Services Technician, Printing

January 2014
Carolyn Sanchez
Secretary, Learning Resources/Library