February 2012 Employees of the Month

| February 28, 2012


Cindy Yamnitz, assistive technology coordinator, Academic Resource Center, and Mamie Ricks, department assistant, Columbia Metropolitan Campus, S.C., share the Employee Spotlight honors for February 2012.

Cindy Yamnitz took on the role of project manager in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for the implementation of a new online tutoring platform developed to assist students who are struggling with their coursework.

The new platform will have an impact on Webster’s students worldwide as it allows the ARC to extend tutoring options to online and extended campus students as well as further opportunities students on the main campus.

“We are now in the pilot phases of implementing the online tutoring program,” says Cindy’s nominator. “And, although there were many challenges along the way, Cindy’s leadership, determination and dedication, kept the massive project moving along and ensured the final deadlines were met.

Cindy has worked in Academic Resources two and 1/2 years. She loves being an advocate for students and working in the ARC where all students are welcome.

“Every time I know that I have played a role in a student’s success or helped someone to overcome a barrier is important and meaningful to me,” says Cindy. “I feel very fortunate to work with a wonderful group of educators and advocates who share the same goal of helping all Webster students succeed.”

Cindy chose a day off with pay as her prize.


Mamie Ricks efforts toward the first career day at the Columbia Metropolitan Campus were essential to the success of the event. Mamie took on a number of responsibilities, including registering participants, coordinating a food drive with a local charity, and even helping to load and unload deliveries.

“She was also an asset during the event, making employers feel welcome,” says Mamie’s nominator. “Kudos to her for being a team player and a job well done.”

Mamie has worked at Webster one and 1/2  years. She enjoys working in an educational environment, especially at graduation time because it allows her the opportunity to share in the students’ excitement as they accomplish a milestone in their lives.

“Receiving the Employee Spotlight award is very meaningful to me,” says Mamie. “It’s an honor.”

Mamie chose a day off with pay as her prize.


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