Keeping campus secure earns SEOM
Billy Williams, security system coordinator in Public Safety, is always ready to answer emergency calls—even when those calls come in the middle of the night! And fire, weather and security alerts rarely come at convenient times.
“Billy researched all the best practices for integrating new security systems with our old ones to provide a robust and dependable system,” said Babette Money, Williams’ supervisor in Public Safety and his nominator for Staff Employee of the Month for September.
“An example of our difficulties before he came here was the fact that we would have to run from Union Hall to Aquinas Hall to activate tornado sirens and the public address system. We can now monitor all alarms from Delaware Hall,” said Money.
Williams has worked at Columbus State for about three years. Before coming to Columbus State, he worked at Simplex Grinnell, a fire alarm company. “I stole him from there,” admits Money. “Having Billy here has saved the college quite a bit of money. He is always going the extra mile to serve our college, making sure our security systems are fully functional. And yes, we do call him ‘Billy Joe’ because he is from Hazard, Kentucky!”
Large Summer Qtr. graduating class hears from Barksdale
More than 480 students earned their degrees Friday at the Summer Quarter Commencement Ceremony, where the special guest speaker was Reuel Barksdale, associate professor in Business Programs. The class valedictorian, Jacob Goodfleisch, gave a heartfelt speech about overcoming his own addiction to graduate from the MH/AS/DD program Summa Cum Laude and top of the class. Class Salutatorian (second highest graduate) Caitlyn Browning also earned her degree in MH/AS/DD. You can see a video of these highlights and more here: http://cstv.cscc.edu/summer-quarter-graduation-2011/
Ready to work in Bioscience field
The first class of six students completed their coursework in Bio Science Manufacturing and were awarded certificates last week in Community Education and Workforce Development (CEWD). The Bio Science manufacturing program is a free, 22-credit hour, grant-funded program designed to train dislocated, unemployed, and veteran workers in biomanufacturing concepts and giving them the tools necessary to obtain employment. The training program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The graduates are, from left: Ellen Wilt Massuros, Charles Campbell, Reta Sigal, Renita Shaw, Mamie Walker, and Jeffery Marconet.
Join the Fall Quarter Welcome Team!
The Welcome Team Fall 2011 will be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 and 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Team counts on your support and hopes you will be able to join in the fun as we welcome new and returning students to our Columbus State campus.
Your service is vital and appreciated and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for all.
Volunteers will work this quarter in the Welcome Team tent, in the courtyard near the statue.
Please RSVP to Barbara Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.
Mobile mammography screening available Oct. 12
The James Care Mobile Mammography vehicle will be on the downtown campus Wednesday, October 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 11S lot (in front of Nestor Hall). To make an appointment, call The James scheduling department at (614) 293-4455 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Electricity off in WD Sept. 18
There will be a planned electrical outage on Sunday, September 18 in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) due to electrical construction work in the building.