Outstanding Support Staff
Nominations may be submitted by any JC employee or student. Anonymous nominations will not be considered. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the previous year’s winner of the Outstanding Support Staff Award and 5 employees (selected by random drawing).
Amanda Janes works as the center coordinator for the LeTarte Center, Hillsdale. She began as a part-time secretary in 1996 and become a full-time employee in 1997. In her role, she works to build collaborative relationship and partnerships in Hillsdale County, recruitment in Hillsdale County, creates annual class offering for the LeTarte Center, oversees daily functions and operations and serves on various community boards. She also coordinates the Hillsdale County Early Middle College. She enjoys all she does and helping provide individuals in Hillsdale County with an educational opportunity.
Kimberly Seaburg began working at Jackson College in 2001 and worked in student services for many years before going to work for the Prison Education Initiative. As operations specialist with the prison program, she meets with students in corrections facilities and prepares them for classes through the application process, advising, meeting with the Michigan Department of Corrections and more. Helping students always comes first. In the community, she’s served on the Grass Lake Schools Board of Education and is Grass Lake Area Manager for Girl Scouts.
Marcie Clone began working for Jackson College in 1999, and held a few positions before joining the information technology department. She is thankful for the opportunities and training the College has provided, allowing her to grow into new positions. As administrative systems coordinator, Marcie is the go-to person for the College’s student information database system and oversees room scheduling and housing software systems. Marcie is part of the enterprise technologies team, which offers support to collegewide applications. She enjoys the opportunity to help others do their jobs.
Tina Matz, workforce training coordinator, is committed to helping community business and industry meet their training needs. She began working for Jackson College in 2009, and in her role in workforce training she facilitated the Michigan New Jobs Training Program and all aspects of non-credit occupational training and continuing education. She works diligently to stay up-to-date with workforce trends and implement best practices. Tina enjoys the opportunity to be innovative in providing necessary training to local employers.
Lisa Taylor enjoys helping others with technology needs at Jackson College. She began working at the College in 1998 and was recognized for work as core technology team leader in information technology. In this role, she managed computer and technology purchases and deployment across the College, software purchases and deployment, managing key labor resources for the help desk, servers, telephone and audio-visual systems. In the community, she’s been active with the Jackson Autism Support Network, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and Making Strides.
Monica Bouman began working at the College full-time in 2002, and previously had been a student here. In her role as supplemental instruction program supervisor, she enjoyed the opportunity to mentor today’s students as she had found mentorship as a student. In her position, she oversees recruiting, hiring, training, budget, data collection and reports for SI program. Supplemental instructors are students who have been successful in a course, and are hired to sit in and to assist other students as needed. Monica enjoys working with students and the opportunity to interact and be part of their journey.