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Atta Bear

2014: Recognizing exemplary employee dedication and service.

Atta Bear is a hand carved wooden bear clad in Mountie maroon and is awarded monthly to a Mt. SAC employee, group, or department that demonstrates the Mt. SAC spirit, outstanding service to the college, and/or extraordinary teaching. The current Atta Bear recipient selects the following month’s recipient. In addition to the bear statue, each honoree receives a congratulatory message on the college marquee, a framed award, and other forms of recognition like this one.

March 2014: Rosemary Rodriguez

Jacolyn MartinezClerical Specialist Rosemary Rodriguez was selected for the March Atta Bear by February recipient Project/Program Coordinator Jacolyn Martinez, who wrote: "Rosemary greets students and staff with a warm smile and a happy 'Hello' on a daily basis. She helps the students with their financial aid needs but goes on to ask them how they are doing in their classes and listens to their concerns. Students stop by her office area just to say “Hi” and to let her know how much her concern means to them. Rosemary supports our athletic programs as well. You’ll see her on the football and soccer field cheering “Go Mounties!” She has done so much for the sports teams. Rosemary is the spirit of Mt. SAC!"

February 2014: Jacolyn Martinez

Jacolyn MartinezProject/Program Coordinator Jacolyn Martinez was selected for the February Atta Bear by January recipients Help Desk Staff Jacquelyn Grier, Raul Magdaleno, and Tan Wilton, who wrote: "Jacolyn is one of the best go-to persons at the college. She's always willing to accommodate the help desk when we need student information and pin number resets. She never hesitates to help us even when it's quite busy in her department. If she can't do it now she'll certainly do it later! I'm proud to hand the Atta Bear to a deserving person!"

January 2014: IT Help Desk

IT Help DeskHelp Desk Staff Jacquelyn Grier, Raul Magdaleno and Tan Wilton were selected for the January Atta Bear by November recipient Database Administrator Werner Vorster, who wrote: "The IT Help Desk consists of a small group of individuals who provide a wide range of services to so many people. Whether it be a single user needing assistance or a campuswide registration issue, this team remains calm and professional while providing the much-needed support. For all their help and assistance, I thank and congratulate them."


Click here to view the Atta Bear Recipients for 2013