January 6, 2011
Team player named January SEOM
Whether it’s counting credit hours in the curriculum or chocolate chips in her famous cookies, Candice Spangler’s attention to detail adds up to a fabulous result.
For her efforts as program coordinator in Curriculum Management, Spangler was given the Staff Employee of the Month (SEOM) award for January in a ceremony held yesterday. See video highlights of the ceremony below.
“Candice has been a godsend,” said nominator Connie Grossman, chair of the Allied Health Professions Department. “She is always willing to answer questions from people like me who are Datatel-challenged. She is positive and supportive, responds quickly to pleas for help, and makes dynamite chocolate chip cookies!”
Spangler is a 20-year employee with Columbus State, starting in the Graphic Communications Department in 1991 as an office associate and teaching assistant. She moved into Computer Information Technology as a teaching assistant in 2000. In 2007 she brought her organizational talents to Curriculum Management.
“The best part of my job is being able to work with so many people across the campus in a variety of ways,” said Spangler. “All the ways I get to interact with the CSCC staff is definitely my favorite part of the job simply because it is never the same job every day!” She also feels grateful for the college tuition benefit that employees enjoy. “I have earned my associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees due to Columbus State's generous benefit and I truly appreciate that.”
Many degrees of success in the ERC
The Educational Resources Center (ERC) is proud to celebrate the recent graduation of several of their colleagues. From left are Anthony Porter, Brianne Miller, Robert Millspaugh, Sara Chan, Nathan McGuirk, Ryan Ziegler and Derek Zoladz. Brianne, Sara, Nathan and Ryan earned Master of Library and Information Science degrees from Kent State University. Robert and Anthony each received a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. “Their commitment to scholarship is noteworthy, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors,” said Bruce Massis, director of the ERC.
Weekly Security Tip:
Limit the amount of personal information you post about yourself, your friends, and your family
As a general rule, don't post anything you wouldn't want the world to see or know about. Think of social networking sites like Facebook as giant billboards. The good guys (teachers, law enforcement officials, future employers, family members) and the bad guys (predators, stalkers, and con artists) can all view the information you post. You should also control who can view your information by restricting access to your pages.
Thanks to Employee Donors in 2010!
A big thank you comes from the Development Foundation to all 2010 Employee Donors.
“In this coming year, we are excited to put your gift to work through scholarship and special programs,” said Elissa Schneider, coordinator.
"Attending CSCC is a dream come true. Although I graduated high school 27 years ago, I'm an excited college freshman looking forward to my first classes and my future. Your generosity has taken me one step closer to achieving my goals. Thank you very much.” -Brenda O, Delaware Campus Student.
Congratulations to the Development Foundation Employee Campaign 2010 incentive winners! Jim Taylor won a designated parking space for a year, and Kelly Fannin won a Taste the Future party pack!
Enroll now in the Wellness Incentive Plan 2011
We’ve made participating in the Columbus State Community College Wellness Incentive Program even easier! We will give you credit for activities completed between July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. You can begin putting information into the WebMD system January 1, 2011.
Just follow the steps below and you’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle and great incentives!
Step One: Get a Free Biometric Health Screening at Columbus State
Schedule your screening at https://www.webmdhealth.com/sponsors/CSCC.htm
and receive your biometric values which can be used to complete your Personal Health Assessment (PHA).
(If you have these screening numbers from your annual exam you may be able to fax them to OSU at (614) 292-2667 c/o Health Plan Coordinator).
Step Two: Complete your Personal Health Assessment online
Take your annual online PHA at https://www.webmdhealth.com/sponsors/CSCC.htm
Answer questions about your current health condition and habits, and receive a personalized health summary report.
Step Three: Complete your Health Coaching Session.
Schedule your health coaching session at https://www.webmdhealth.com/sponsors/CSCC.htm and work with your coach to set healthy, attainable goals!
Step Four: Collect your Incentives!
Complete steps one through three, report it to the Wellness Coordinator and receive $150 in your following month’s paycheck.
Continue to participate and track your healthy activities at https://www.webmdhealth.com/sponsors/CSCC.htm to earn up to an additional $150 in your September 2011 paycheck!
For questions, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover,Wellness coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 3989.
Time to nominate an outstanding woman student leader
March is National Women’s History Month, and each year Columbus State recognizes up to eight of our women students as outstanding leaders. If you know a student who is currently enrolled at Columbus State (Winter Quarter 2011), has a minimum GPA of 2.5, and who sets an example to others as a successful college student, nominate them today for this prestigious award!
The Columbus State Women’s History Month Committee is looking for nominations of woman students to whom others turn for advice; who have met challenges in their lives; who are role models in the classroom or community; and who demonstrate leadership abilities.
Submit your nomination by February 10 to Heather Borland, supervisor of Student Activities and Wellness, in Nestor Hall Room 116. For more information about the Women’s History Month awards or program, contact Sabrina Ayers Holmes at ext. 2637. A nomination form can be found online here.
The 2011 Woman Student Leader Awards will be given on March 2 at the Women’s History Month Awards Reception, “Our History is Our Strength,” to be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD 435.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
Do something great this year…with Weight Watchers! The holiday parties are over and now it’s time to get back into shape for the New Year. Columbus State will again be offering the Weight Watchers at Work program with convenient lunch-hour meetings on campus beginning in January. We do need a minimum of 20 participants to sign up in order to keep this opportunity for our employees.
Joining Weight Watchers at Work also earns points toward the Wellness Incentive Program, so it’s a win-win situation for every participant! If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work, or attending the open meeting, email Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator by Wednesday, January 12.
Come to the SMUG Club!
The Columbus State Social Media Users Group (SMUG) will have its January meeting on Friday, January 7, at 11:00 a.m. in CT 107. (Room change from original email) Any staff or faculty member who uses social media (or wants to use it!) is welcome to attend.