Employee of the Month

Celebrating all that you do for OCC!

We want to recognize employees that exemplify OCC's core values through outstanding service and a positive, supportive attitude in the workplace. 

The nominations will be collected from students, faculty, employees, and community members using the form below and selected each month by a committee of employees, with representation from HR and each collective bargaining unit.  The winner will receive a $100 monetary gift from the OCC Foundation, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Hilton.

Nominate an Employee today!


February 2024

Chuck Wilbur

Chuck Wilbur  
Student Success Coach

March 2024

Mandi Salsbury

Mandi Salsbury  
Administrative Assistant, Learning Center

April 2024

Sally Luton

Sally Luton  
Director of Student Accounts






May 2024

Employee of the Month  May 2024  Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards
Audio Visual Specialist & ESports Head Coach

June 2024

Kimberly Fuqua, Assistant Director of Residence Life

Kimberly Fuqua
Assistant Director of Residence Life

July 2024

Sherrie Asbie-White, Student Success Specialist in the School of Health, Wellness & Human Services

Sherrie Asbie-White
Student Success Specialist in School of HWHS

January 2023

Samantha Lane with Dr.Hilton

Samantha Lane

February 2023

Shannon Nolan, EOP Student Navigator

Shannon Nolan
EOP Student Navigator

March 2023

Professor Dr. Gwen Wehbe

Professor Dr. Gwen Wehbe

April 2023

Julie Sakran - March 2023 Employee of the Month

Julie Sakran
Administrative Aide, Financial Aid

May 2023

Elise Murphy - May 2023 Employee of the Month

Elise Murphy
Librarian Assistant

June 2023

Kevin MacLachlan - June Employee of the Month

Kevin MacLachlan
Director Information Tech Services 

July 2023 

Lisa Smolen - July Employee of the Month

Lisa Smolen
Technical Specialist, Enrollment Mgmt.

August 2023

Becky Buff - August 2023 Employee of the Month

Becky Buff
Assistant to the Provost 

September 2023

Megan Detor, September Employee of the Month

Megan Detor
Coordinator, OCC Foundation

October 2023

Deb Ryan, Employee of the Month October 2023

Deb Ryan
Student Success Specialist 

November 2023

Nov 2023 Employee of Month - Jenna Alexander

Jenna Alexander
Assistant Dean of Student Support



September 2022

Katie Boyle - September '22 Employee of the Month

Katie Boyle
Events Coordinator


October 2022

October Employee of the Month Richard Yung

Richard Yung
Campus Peace Officer

November 2022

Laura Abbatiello and Dr. Hilton

Laura Abbatiello
Academic Technology Specialist 

December 2022

Carol Obernesser & Dr. Hilton

Carol Obernesser
Associate Vice President
of Financial Services