2014-05-14 / Campus

Award recipients recognized at Bainbridge State College


Bainbridge State College students who received their Work Ethics Awards in a ceremony held at the Early County Campus are, from the left, front, Michelle Abner of Blakely, Tremenicia Rogers of Damascus, Lisa Chance of Climax, Lavonne Barber of Donalsonville and Rikki Jackson of Blakely; back row, Daniel Langton of Bluffton, Bridget Worlds of Blakely and Michael Odom of Arlington. Bainbridge State College students who received their Work Ethics Awards in a ceremony held at the Early County Campus are, from the left, front, Michelle Abner of Blakely, Tremenicia Rogers of Damascus, Lisa Chance of Climax, Lavonne Barber of Donalsonville and Rikki Jackson of Blakely; back row, Daniel Langton of Bluffton, Bridget Worlds of Blakely and Michael Odom of Arlington. Bainbridge State College recently honored 58 of its students who have shown positive work ethics, including eight students who were recognized April 17 at the Early County Campus in Blakely.

Kathleen Ketterer, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies that sponsors this awards program, said each student is nominated by a faculty member, and each have earned the right to be honored because they have exhibited 10 areas of work ethic standards. These standards are appearance, attendance, character, communications, leadership, organizational skills, productivity, respect, selfesteem and teamwork.

In the Blakely ceremony, Frederick Shorter, assistant professor of English and speech, told the audience that work ethics is the No. 1 necessary job skill aside from the basic occupational skills needed to perform a job.

“Employers have stated that interpersonal skills and positive attitudes toward work are among the most important qualifications in hiring workers,” Shorter said. “This is why you are here today, and we have chosen to honor you.”

The following students were recognized with Work Ethic Awards: Michelle Abner, Jimmie Bradley, Rikki Jackson, Ilean Manning, Angela Rogers and Bridget Worlds of Blakely; Daniel Langton of Bluffton; Tremenicia Rogers of Damascus; and Ashley Young of Leary.

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