Employee of the Month

Each month Santa Rosa Junior College recognizes excellence on campus with an Employee of the Month Award. Visit the Employee of the Month Nominations page to find out how to nominate someone you feel deserves this distinction.  Here is a list of past EOM recipients.

Previous recipient: Enedina Vera - November 2022
 

December 2022 - Wendy GarciaEmployee of the Month December 2022 - Wendy Garcia

Congratulations to Wendy Garcia, who is the December 2022 Employee of the Month at Santa Rosa Junior College.  Wendy is an Outreach Specialist in the Adult Education department.  She has been with SRJC since 2018.

Wendy’s primary responsibility is supporting students in the Adult Education program. She does this by creating and maintaining organizational charts to keep track of her outreach and retention efforts, which include helping students enroll and register for classes, and then supporting them extensively in their first few weeks of school.  She also promotes new offerings and upcoming classes by creating flyers and simplified registration links for potential students. She helps to maintain the department’s web pages and responds to department emails. Wendy also helps students apply for their certificates when the time comes.

“Wendy has been a great employee and team member,” said her supervisor Marlyn Garcia. “She is very intelligent, kind, and dedicated, and she really cares about the students we serve in our noncredit programs. She understands the needs of our students, and she always goes the extra mile to make sure she can help them.”

Wendy believes her greatest accomplishment has been helping adult learners accomplish their goals, including going back to school, earning non-credit certificates, getting a raise at their job, transitioning to credit classes, and so much more. “I truly celebrate all of their accomplishments. It inspires me to see them accomplish all of these things, despite the barriers they face,” she said.

“Wendy holds a very high standard of excellence for herself, she is reliable and has the ability to quickly find solutions to any problems. She takes initiative when there are time-sensitive tasks to be completed,” said Marlyn Garcia.

Wendy was born and raised in Calistoga, CA.  She received her bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara. She loves playing soccer, watching football, hiking, playing cards, and spending time with her family. This year she is also a part of the current Courageous Leaders Academy at SRJC.

Upon learning that she was nominated to be Employee of the Month, she was shocked and in disbelief, but extremely honored.  She said “I am overwhelmed with gratitude and feel very fortunate to work with such incredible people and students. Thank you so much for this recognition.”