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The first ever Classified Employee Award was granted to Yolanda Ramirez, Secretary in the Math and Science Division, by President Teresa Dreyfuss and the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees April 12, at Rio Hondo College.
The award commends a person who is a shining example of professionalism in their field of work, goes beyond their required job duties, stays committed to the principles of the California Community College and local College District mission, among other astute qualities.
Ramirez expressed her appreciation for the award, and made clear that her work could not be done without the help of CSEA staff, “I
am humbled and grateful for this recognition, and I must say that I could never accomplish much of anything I do here at Rio, without the continued support and hard work of every CSEA staff member. The work of classified staff is …the magic that happens behind the scenes. We support our faculty and our students every day, sometimes without notice. I proudly receive this award in their name, too.”
“Participating in CSEA and District Committees improves cohesiveness and solidarity among the members of CSEA’s Chapter #477, and it asserts my belief that I (and all CSEA Staff) do have a voice. Employees can create positive change that affects all Classified Staff and students at Rio,” said Ramirez.