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Awards Committee

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


Recognize a peer for going above and beyond the call of duty!

When you fill out the form a certificate of gratitude sent to the person and their name is listed on the website for a long time! It only takes a moment, 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!

Click here to send a YC Roughrider High Five Award

March 2022 Winners

  • Beth Beecham
  • Paige Ruggles-Kruger
  • Sara Cooper
  • Linda Shook
  • Ryan Harms
  • Amber Lillie
  • Sheila Jarrell
  • Heather Grosstephan
  • Carolyn Heath
  • Jeanette Fretta
  • Frank Busby
  • Jason Major
  • Sam Johnson
  • Zeke Turpin
  • Dr. Jennifer Ritter
  • Richard Peterson
  • George Carpenter
  • Manu Hailame
  • Karen Palmer
  • Tony Mazzella
  • Pam Gonzales
  • Rose Marie Theime
  • Lauren McCrea
  • Suzanne Waldenberger
  • Vikki Bentz
  • Christopher Tenney
  • Billie Norris
  • Nicole Mangelsdorf
  • Kelley Foy
  • Jennie Jacobson
  • Amy Stein
  • Ed Bushman
  • Laura Bloomenstein
  • Marie Hardman
  • Mark Muchna

View the full archive of High Five winners - docx


YC WAY Award Winners

  • Jeremy Poehnert - College Advisor - Relationship Excellence
  • Jim Voska - Career Coach - Service Excellence
  • Maria Thomas - Clinical Nursing - Learning Excellence

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.

Any nominations received after the deadline will automatically be applied to the next Semester’s award process.

Learn more here about YCWay

Join the Awards Committee!

Come join the Awards Committee as a Division Rep and enjoy the planning of various fun activities to help recognize the excellent employees of Yavapai College. The committee plans events such as the Winter Celebration and the Years of Service. The committee also awards employees via the High Five Awards and the YC Way Awards.

Apply online here

Awards Committee Members