Today's luncheon is a celebration of the sustained leadership demonstrated by today's recipients ;who represent Bergen at its very best, said Dr. Winn. "You have set the standard for excellence on this campus, and once again we thank you".Those honored were Hugh Knowlton, Old Tappan of the Buildings and Grounds Department; Carolyn Lyons, Dumont, of the Enrollment Services Department; Imogene Papp, New Milford,of the Sidney Silverman Library; and Baila Zheutlin, Paramus of the Counseling Department.
Hugh Knowlton, of Old Tappan is the Grounds Supervisor for the College, and was recognized for his enthusiasm and dedication to the College and his work. He has played a significant role in the planting and care of all the landscaped areas on the campus helping to create the park-like grounds for which Bergen is known. He was also commended for volunteering countless hours to the College Horticulture program working on projects with students and serving on the Horticultural Advisory Board. He was instrumental in helping to introduce many large specimen plants as well as expertly-placed native plantings. The entire Bergen community has benefited from his enthusiasm and expert horticultural knowledge.
Carolyn Lyons, of Dumont is the Departmental Coordinator of Enrollment Services, and was honored for her enthusiastic participation in all projects, her willingness to accept additional responsibilities and assignments, and her ability to cheerfully handle the demands of the heavy student registration periods. She is known for her efficiency, thoroughness and willingness to go the extra mile for others. Recently, she has been involved in the design and implementation of the new online application system instituted at Bergen, and assists in the uploading of these applications. Her knowledge in all aspects of her work together with her positive attitude has earned her the high regard of staff and students alike.
Imogene Papp, of New Milford is the Coordinator for Evening Access Services at the Sidney Silverman Library and has been the evening face of the library for 35 years. She is in charge of the reserve collection—the most heavily used collection in the library and is instrumental in seeing that the materials expected by faculty and students will be available when needed. Because of her vast knowledge of the entire library collection, she is regularly consulted regarding what materials should be acquired, discontinued or replaced, and she has a keen insight into what is useful and what is being used at the library. Her professionalism, knowledge, and helpfulness are an asset to the library and to the College.
Baila Zheutlin, of Paramus is a Transfer Counselor in the Counseling Department and also coordinates the annual Transfer Day program which involves representatives from colleges and universities around the nation gathering at Bergen to speak with students about transferring. Her attention to detail and concern for getting it right has helped make this event a highlight of the academic year. Professor Zheutlin was also commended for her work with the Curriculum Committee where her expertise on transfer information has proved to be invaluable in the decision-making process. She was also recognized for her exceptional commitment to her work and to the students of the College.
Bergen Community College is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling more than 14,000 students in Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degree programs, and certificate programs. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in non-credit, professional courses through the Division of Continuing Education, the Institute for Learning in Retirement, and the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center, located at 355 Main Street, Hackensack. Information about the College is available at http://www.bergen.edu or by phoning the Welcome Center at 201-447-7200.