South Suburban College Presents Faculty Awards, Recognizes Retirees

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SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College recently hosted their annual Spring Tea Awards to recognize employees’ years of service, retirements, and announce the Faculty Appreciation Awards.

The SSC Faculty Appreciation Awards have now become an annual tradition under direction of college president Don Manning and vice president of academic services, Lynnette Stokes. “We have so many wonderful, talented faculty members at SSC,” said President Manning. “It is only fitting that we begin recognizing them appropriately with a formal expression of our appreciation.”

This year’s annual Faculty Appreciation Award recipients were:

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award – Sandy Bein, Communications & Humanities
Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award – Vernita Lewis, Early Childhood Education Program
The Dr. Steven Springer Service Award – Jamie Welling, Life Science and Physical Education
The Dr. William E. McVey Teamwork Award – Corey McDonald and the Math Remediation Strategic Team (Beth Beno, Diane Grzezcka, Amy Kelly, Caleb Olaleye, Dave Anderson and Jazaer Farrar)
The Outstanding Community Educator of the Year Award – Erica Humphrey, Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Services

SSC’s 2017 retiring employees were recognized at both the Spring Tea Awards and the college’s May Meeting of the Board of Trustees. Chairman of the Board, Frank M. Zuccarelli, presented each of the retirees with gifts during the open meeting. “On behalf of the SSC Board of Trustees, I want to thank you for all of your many years of dedicated service. You will be missed dearly by the college and our students, and we wish you all the best.”

The following employees are retiring from SSC in 2017:

Rebecca Admave, BCI – 27 years
Maryland Eggleston, Career Development – 20 years
Jan Green, Student Development – 30 years
Mary Ann Larsen, Counseling – 27 years

Celebrating its 90th year, SSC is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college with locations in South Holland and Oak Forest. SSC offers over 50 career education and transfer programs awarding Associate Degrees, professional certifications and transferable credits. SSC also has numerous community outreach programs including Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE), English as a Second Language (ESL), Continuing Education and a Business & Career Institute. For more information about all of SSC’s programs, admissions and registration, please visit or contact the Admissions Office at (708) 210-5718.

Photo of Frank Zuccarelli with ree Jan Green

SSC Chairman of the Board Frank Zuccarelli with 30-year retiree Jan Green.