Facilities Planning & Management Department, Maintenance & Operations, and Design and Construction Teams
Information Technology

Ode to You!

About the Award

In January 2024 the VOICES Committee announced the launch of a new employee award, titled “Ode to You!”

The prior award, known as the Way to Go Joe Award, was retired, and the new Ode to You award will be distributed as a department-to-department award that will continue to be passed along quarterly.

This new award was inspired by the memory of retired classified employee, Odette Richardson, who was one of the founding members of the VOICES Committee.  During her tenure, Odette was very active with CSEA, Chapter 262, the Mt. SAC Staff Association, and many other campus initiatives.

Odette’s advice was always to “get involved.”  She felt that by getting involved at work, you enrich not only your own work experience, but you enrich the experiences and provide benefits to the students, colleagues, and the community you serve.


    • 2024 | Facilities

      Facilities Planning & Management Department,
      Maintenance & Operations, and
      Design and Construction Teams 

      The Facilities Planning and Management Department, Maintenance and Operations, and the Design and Construction Team and IT are frequent collaborators, forming a partnership that is crucial to meeting the goal of creating a smooth functioning campus for students, faculty, and staff.

      Accepting awardThe Facilities Planning and Management Department and Maintenance and Operations exhibited remarkable dedication and proactive involvement during the recent building floods. When faced with this crisis, the department swiftly mobilized its team and resources to mitigate the water's impact on campus buildings and infrastructure. They worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, displaying exceptional teamwork and professionalism throughout the response. Not only did they manage the immediate crisis by deploying alternative classroom space, but they also took proactive measures to avert future incidents. Their commitment and tireless efforts, working around the clock, exemplified their dedication to the College's well-being.

      Beyond emergencies, the Facilities and Construction teams consistently demonstrate commitment to their work and the campus community. They regularly conduct routine maintenance checks, implement sustainable practices, and collaborate with other departments to enhance campus functionality. Their proactive approach contributes significantly to the overall well-being of the College community. It ensures the investment made in state-of-the-art learning spaces for students, remarkable sports and event spaces, and offices will be here for future scholars.

      IT relies on the Teams as a valuable partner to coordinate the behind-the-scenes details of campus infrastructure and the little things that keep our systems and servers ticking to provide the best support possible for students.”

      awarded by Information Technology
    • 2023 | Information Technology  

      Information Technology

      These Antonio and Anthony accepting awardIT professionals go above and beyond to ensure the success of the Student Life/Associated Students programs and applications such as the Students of Distinction, LEAD Program, RSCO Activation, and Associated Students officer and committee applications. They are always ready and willing to help with any issues or new ideas and they should be commended for handling a thousand and one tasks at a time with grace and professionalism, never making us feel like an imposition, and always taking the extra time to explain in ways we understand.

      awarded by Student Life