INA, Ill. (May 5, 2012) – Officials from Rend Lake College and the RLC Foundation presented the 2012 RLCF Outstanding Staff Member Award to Perkins and Community Education Coordinator Kristina Shelton of Bonnie, and Programmer and Analyst Brian Clark of Mount Vernon. The awards were presented by RLCF Board Member and RLC Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Ed Cunningham, Friday afternoon, at the college’s annual Board, Faculty, Staff ceremony in the theatre.
As Community Education Coordinator, Shelton develops and markets new programming for all ages. She also coordinates the summer youth program. As Perkins Coordinator, she generates meetings and projects related to Programs of Study, Pathways to Results, and the Perkins Online Data System. She has served on multiple college committees, as well as one to help develop a massive Enterprise Resource Planning system. Her knowledge of Perkins grant requirements led to the improvement of the college’s data for state reports. In her letter nominating Shelton, Community and Corporate Education Director Lori Ragland – a 2003 recipient of the Outstanding Staff Member Award – wrote, “Kristina has been instrumental in learning, sharing, and taking action for the betterment of Rend Lake College. ... Kristina is a team player and is willing to help in any way she can.”
Clark has been an integral part of the Information Technology team at RLC since 2008. His skills are essential in RLC’s conversion to the ERP system. He was nominated for the award by departments outside of IT. That is a testament to Clark’s skill set and ability to communicate cutting-edge aspects of technology to those who use it every day to increase their productivity and effectiveness on campus. His nomination letters read, “He has continually stepped up to the plate to assist us during our many moments of frustration. ... Brian has never once backed away from any challenge. ... He goes above and beyond to assist those lost in the electronic world ... He is truly an asset to the college and exemplifies what it means to be outstanding.”