FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2010
MENDOCINO COLLEGE, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
Contact: Jim Mastin, Director of Auxiliary Services
File: NR-Mendocino College Employee Award to Kevin Burtness
COLLEGE EMPLOYEE AWARD TO KEVIN BURTNESS
Kevin Burtness, Mendocino College Computer Lab Technician for the Lake County and Willits Centers, was selected in May as recipient of the college’s quarterly award for Classified Staff.
Kevin has worked as Lab Technician at the college’s off-campus centers since 2001 supporting both administrative and instructional computing services. He is a graduate of Lake County’s Middletown High School, attended Santa Rosa Junior College and worked as a network administrator and computer consultant prior to his job at Mendocino College. “The faculty and staff at Mendocino College are outstanding. I enjoy the working and learning environment at our college,” Kevin said.
“In his assignments for both the Lake and Willits Centers, Kevin adjusts his work schedule and work sites to meet our needs. Kevin is quick to adapt and he solves each technology problem with efficiency, politeness and resourcefulness. He works cooperatively with staff at all three college locations and represents us well with faculty and students,” says Kevin’s supervisor, Dean of Instruction Mark Rawitsch.
Kevin recently completed the installation of new classroom technology in both off-campus centers funded by the college’s Measure W Bond Project. He routinely assists faculty and staff with troubleshooting classroom computer issues, purchasing instructional technology, and maintaining technology systems at both off-campus centers.
Recipients for the Classified Staff award are selected by the Mendocino College Superintendent/President, two Vice Presidents and Director of Human Resources based on supervisor nominations, contributions to the college and longevity.
With funding provided by the Mendocino College Foundation, 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.
Kevin requested that the $500 from the Foundation be provided to support academic programs at both the Lake and Willits Centers. “I’d like to support classroom instructors with funding for classroom instructional supplies that are not normally available in the regular budget, “ Kevin said.
For more information about Mendocino College, visit www.mendocino.edu.
Created: August 03, 2010 @ 03:37 PM
Last Modified: March 05, 2012 @ 12:30 PM