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Lead A&R Assistant Stephanie Alves wins statewide award

 

Stephanie Alves, LMC’s Lead Admissions and Records Assistant recently appeared at the May meeting of the California Community College's Board of Governors in Sacramento. She was being honored as one of six classified staff at California's community colleges who demonstrate exemplary commitment to professionalism and community colleges.

 

BaskinStephanie has been at LMC for the past 20 years and for the past 17 she's been in her current position. No wonder she's so good at what she does!

 

Robin Armour, LMC Director of Admissions and Records nominated Stephanie for the award. "Stephanie is very dedicated to the students she serves and works very hard in support of Admissions & Records at Los Medanos College and the district. She has high personal and professional integrity. Stephanie is well known throughout the district as the person to go to with questions about how to process something or the history of a policy. She is often consulted by vice chancellors or vice presidents from the community college’s district office or other colleges. Her opinion is highly valued in the district."

 

Stephanie started her professional career doing administrative support at US Steel and Dow Chemical. Then she took some classes at LMC and really liked it here. She ultimately obtained a Microcomputer Systems Specialist certificate and when she saw a position open for an administrative specialist, she jumped on it. She started at 50% in the president's office and 50% in Admissions and Records (A&R). She has held her current post as lead A&R assistant for the past 17 years.

 

Stephanie is very humble about receiving this award. "It is great to be recognized by the people I work with; going all the way to the state awards was a real honor. I love coming to work and being here, but it's the people I work with that makes it all worth it. I like the problem-solving, analytical work I do here in A&R, but I also like working with people and helping them be successful."

 

Stephanie also commented that it was her mother who impressed the power of education in her. In honor of her mother, Stephanie started a scholarship here at LMC. "With today's economic challenges, affordable education is more difficult. My hope is that students who may not have been able to go to college will be able to now because of the scholarship.”