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Outstanding staff recognised at annual awards ceremony

6th July 2017

Newcastle-under-Lyme College held its annual general meeting and staff awards presentation on 5th July where a number awards were made to recognise outstanding staff contributions and achievements.

With governors, senior managers and staff in attendance, Simon Leech, Chair of Governors presented a review of academic year 2015/16 and shared an overview of the progress made since the formal merger between Newcastle-under-Lyme College and Stafford College on 1st November 2016.  The presentation was followed a staff awards ceremony, which saw a range of awards presented, including; Outstanding Contribution – Lecturer, Outstanding Contribution - Assessor, Outstanding Contribution - Support Staff Member, along with a special Senior Management Team award.

The category Outstanding Contribution – Lecturer, was very closely contested and awards were presented to both Curriculum Leader for Early Years, Maggie Daniels and A Level Art Lecturer, Chris Bird, in recognition of their dedication and commitment to their respective roles.

Engineering Assessor, Colin Alaimo was awarded Outstanding Contribution – Assessor, for his efforts in managing a busy caseload, whilst delivering consistently strong results.

The Outstanding Contribution - Support Staff Member and Outstanding Contribution - Manager categories were won by Administrator Jackie Mapperson, for the valuable contribution she makes in her faculty area and Liz Wyman, Head of Learning Resources and Guidance, for her flexible, adaptable approach and involvement in a number of post-merger projects.

In a dedicated category to reward long-serving staff members, Receptionist Alison Morgan, was recognised for her pivotal front of house role and the helpful, cheerful manner she displays when welcoming staff and visitors on-site. 

Principal & Chief Executive, Karen Dobson said: “We have a staff team who are highly dedicated and committed to making a difference to the lives of our learners and our wider community.  The annual staff awards event is our way of formally thanking all staff for their commitment, whilst recognising and rewarding a number of highly dedicated, hard-working individuals who have really excelled in their respective roles.”

The full list of award winners:

  • Outstanding Contribution - Lecturer, Maggie Daniels
  • Outstanding Contribution – Lecturer, Chris Bird
  • Outstanding Contribution - Assessor, Colin Alaimo
  • Outstanding Contribution - Support Staff Member, Jackie Mapperson
  • Outstanding Contribution - Manager, Liz Wyman
  • Outstanding Contribution - First Year in Post at Stafford College; Reece Beeston
  • Outstanding Contribution - Over the Course of Their Career at NULC; Alison Morgan
  • Special Senior Management Team Special Award – Computer Services Team

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