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Great Scots: Tina Rolling, Julie Williams

Contributions to committee work and the updating of the Degree Audit module have earned special recognition for “excellence in service.”

President Jeff Abernathy has recognized Tina Rolling and Julie Williams as Great Scots for their contributions and service to the campus.

<em>Tina Rolling</em> Tina RollingRolling, assistant professor for business administration, was recognized as an “active and engaged participant in multiple college committees,” wrote Abernathy in his monthly update to the campus. Rolling is a member of the Strategic Allocations Task Force, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for Finance and Administration Search Committee and the Retirement Planning Committee, as well as the Educational Technology Committee.

“I am always grateful to faculty and staff who commit considerable hours to committee work, realizing that these duties are add-ons to normal teaching, research and other job responsibilities,” he wrote. “Tina Rolling is a wonderful example. She comes to meetings prepared with good questions, engages thoughtfully in discussion and recognizes the importance of committee work.”

<em>Julie Williams</em> Julie WilliamsWilliams, registrar, was recognized for her work coding the Degree Audit component of Alma’s Ellucian database system to make it fully functional. Degree Audit is the module that provides real time information about a student’s progress toward completing required courses for majors, minors, general education and other degree requirements.

“Julie devoted hundreds of hours to programming and reviewing to bring the system up-to-date,” wrote Abernathy. “By September she had finished the coding, and the updated Degree Audit module was made available for winter term registration this month. This important work enables us to move forward with additional course planning possibilities.”

President Abernathy periodically presents the Great Scot Award to members of the faculty and staff for “excellence in service to Alma College.”

Story published on November 16, 2016