Exceeding Expectations


2012 NISOD Excellence Award Winners

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Wendy Anderson, Instructor of Resort and Hotel Management

Wendy was nominated for exemplifying excellence in her teaching duties; showing a strong commitment to academic advancement for students, and for being unfailingly supportive and constructive in her interactions with colleagues.

Tom Babbott, Instructor of Electrical Foundation/ Apprentice

Tom was nominated for his lasting contribution to Selkirk College’s Electrical Department and his successful delivery of the entire Electrical Foundation and Apprenticeship Curriculum that demonstrates his mastery in all fields – an achievement that places him amongst a minority of electrical instructors in the province.

Carol Chernenkoff, Duplicating Centre Operator

Carol was nominated for her ability to go the extra mile to meet all requests; her ability to efficiently multi- task and stream requests to provide the quickest and best possible service to everyone, as well as her patient, caring and considerate manner.

Cindy GustafsonAdult Basic Education Instructor

Cindy was nominated for her teaching excellence and innovation; improving student access and success, and her exemplary service.

Vi Kalesnikoff, Dean of Community, Corporate and International Development

Vi was nominated for her honest and open approach to leadership; her contagious excitement that helps her make new connections and establish new partners for the college; her ability to ensure a project is completed professionally; and her generous support of others.

Nadya Sofonoff, Disability Services Assistant

Nadya was nominated for her tireless work on behalf of students and colleagues to provide the best possible exam invigilation experience; her awareness of students’ feelings when arriving for an exam and ability to put them at ease, and her eagerness to pursue professional development and learn new technologies.

Kate Tognotti, Dean of Instruction

Kate was nominated for her exceptional support of students and instructors; her respect amongst her peers at the provincial level; the strong industry contacts she has established and nurtured, and her focus on benefit for staff and students.

Robin Trudel, Selkirk International Instructor

Robin was nominated for her caring manner and the significant support she provides to international students transitioning into new cultures and new languages.

Glynn Woodburn, Disability Advisor

Glynn was nominated for the commitment she exhibits on a daily basis to students, staff and community members; her willingness to be available at all times, even when off work, and her outstanding work that serves as an example in providing excellent service and exemplary leadership at Selkirk College.


For more information on this contact Administrative Assistant-Recruitment Pam Mosby.