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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2011 

MENDOCINO COLLEGE, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact:         Jim Mastin, Director of Public Information & Auxiliary Services



                  Ukiah, CA – Mendocino College Instructional Class Scheduler Mary Lamb was selected this Fall as recipient of the quarterly award for Classified Staff.

            “I love it here at Mendocino College. The people are great to work with and the students are here to learn. Everyone really puts their best foot forward,” she said. “It’s exciting to see the buildings going up and new programs being added. And it’s great to see so many new instructors who are bringing fresh ideas with them. All these changes are just awesome for our students.”

            Lamb has worked at Mendocino College since June 2007.  She left Fetzer Vineyards after 13 years to accept the position of Administrative Assistant to Dean of Instruction Virginia Guleff and moved to her current position when another staff member retired. Her work is labor intensive, requiring significant computer skills, a high level of concentration and the ability to work efficiently with staff and faculty. Three times a year her finished product is the Online and Ukiah course schedule.  “What I like best is the welcoming and helpful attitude of the staff. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t be able to get my job done,” she remarked.

According to Dean Guleff, “Mary Lamb’s efforts have been instrumental in fine tuning the technology conversion of the class schedule program, while working with Admissions & Records and the technology consultants, including updating guidelines from the Chancellor’s Office, confirming accuracy and making all necessary changes.  She has pinpointed various issues and worked to help resolve them.  As a result of her efforts, along with others, the auditors recently found Mendocino College to be exemplary in this regard.”

The Mendocino College Foundation has allocated $2,000 annually for the classified staff recognition program. One recipient is selected each quarter by a committee that includes the Mendocino College Superintendent/President, two vice-presidents and the Director of Human Resources. The selection is based on supervisor nominations, contributions to the college and longevity.   

The winner has the opportunity to choose a college program to receive $500 which can be used by that program in support of the college’s strategic goals. 

Mendocino College’s strategic goals are the following: Become a learner-centered institution by focusing on student success; Improve student access to college programs and services; Enhance the student learning experience by providing educational, cultural and social opportunities beyond the classroom; Maximize the procurement and efficient use of financial, human and physical resources; Build new and stronger relationships with businesses, educators, agencies and other constituents of our communities.

Lamb requested that the $500 from the Foundation be given to the Associated Students of Mendocino College. The student leadership organization will be able to use the funds to further their goal of serving students.

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