College of Charleston Employees Represent 'The Cistern Standard'

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Over the past three months, College of Charleston employees have been recognizing one another for living up to 'The Cistern Standard.'

The Cistern Standard Pennant with Pins

College of Charleston faculty and staff sure do appreciate one another – just look at all the people recognized through The Cistern Standard, the College’s employee-driven program!

Launched in the fall of 2022, The Cistern Standard allows faculty and staff to use a simple Employee Recognition Form to acknowledge and spotlight their colleagues from across campus who embody the College’s core values – integrity; academic excellence; liberal arts education; diversity, equity and inclusion; student centeredness; innovation; and public mission – demonstrating them through their behavior and actions.

“It’s a way to give employees the power to promote the positive in one another,” says Ed Pope, vice president of the Office of Human Resources, which administers the program and received nearly 60 Employee Recognition Forms in just the past three months. “It just goes to show how much our faculty and staff really do appreciate one another and want to show that appreciation.”

Congratulations to the faculty and staff members listed below (according to core value), who’ve been recognized over the last three months. Keep on living up to The Cistern Standard!

academic excellence badge

We show commitment to a dynamic intellectual community, high academic standards, strong academic programs and exceptional teacher-scholars. We exhibit behavior that engages students and promotes lifelong learning.

  • Kelley Anderson – Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing
diversity equity inclusion badge

We create and nurture a diverse and inclusive community demonstrated through thoughts, words and actions. We value and respect the unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences every individual has to offer.

  • Ann Almasi-Bush – Dean of Students/Associate Vice President of Student Wellness, Division of Student Affairs
  • Rebecca McClure – Metadata Services Librarian, College of Charleston Libraries
  • Tyler Mobley – Digital Services Coordinator, College of Charleston Libraries
  • Josette Pelzer – Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Business Law
innovation badge

We act with an entrepreneurial spirit to imagine and implement creative, bold and sustainable solutions in our pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement.  

  • Kimber Bates – Administrative Assistant, Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Amanda Bolatete – RN Staff Nurse, Student Health Services
  • Hannah Finley – Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Programming, Office of Student Life
  • Margaret Hagood – Professor, Department of Teacher Education
  • Christopher Korey – Associate Provost for Student Success, Office of the Provost
  • Kim Lash – RN Clinical Staff Leader, Student Health Services
  • Pamela Mauldin – HR and Operations Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
  • Rebecca McClure – Metadata Services Librarian, College of Charleston Libraries
  • Kristen McMullen – Director of the Student Success Center, School of Business
  • Kate Owens – Senior Instructor, Department of Mathematics
  • Barbara Pickett – RN Staff Nurse, Student Health Services
  • Abrahm Saunders – Associate Director, Center for Student Learning

We take accountability for our actions and adhere to the highest ethical standards in all our professional obligations and personal responsibilities. We demonstrate respect for self, others and place.

  • Alexis Carrico  – Senior Instructor, Department of Management and Marketing
  • LaVerne Cordes – Business Manager, Office of Student Life
  • Dee Ellen DiBona – Medical Director, Student Health Services
  • Nancy Foster – Administrative Specialist, Student Health Services
  • Anton Heames – Project Manager, Architect and Engineer, Facilities Management
  • Syndia Hill – Administrative Assistant, Department of Accounting and Business Law
  • Bonnie Lui – Senior AP Analyst, Controller’s Office
  • Joe Nowjack – Benefits Counselor, Office of Human Resources
  • Barbara Pickett – RN Staff Nurse, Student Health Services
  • Charkene Scott – King George Inn Innkeeper, Office of Institutional Events
  • Sharon Scott – Housekeeper, Office of the President
  • Paulette Stanley – Custodian, Office of Institutional Events
liberal arts badge

We encourage intellectual curiosity and foster each student’s ability to think creatively and analyze, synthesize, apply and communicate knowledge from many sources. We inspire others to offer different viewpoints and input when applicable.

  • Calvin Blackwell – Professor, Department of Economics
  • Alice Buice – RN Staff Nurse, Student Health Services
  • Mike Duvall – Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Nancy Foster – Administrative Specialist, Student Health Services
  • Michael Gomez – Chair/Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies
  • James Newhard – Professor, Department of Classics
  • Sarah Porto – Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance
  • Sarah Platt – Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • RoxAnn Stalvey – Senior Instructor, Department of Computer Science
public mission

We take action in meeting the educational and professional needs of our community, our state, our nation and the world.

  • Nancy Bright – Senior Project Manager/Team Lead for Projects Management Office, Division of Information Technology
  • Casey Burdette – Sophomore Cohort Support Coordinator, REACH Program
  • Kelly Couch – Enterprise Systems Identity and Access Manager/Microsoft Office 365 Administrator, Division of Information Technology
  • Karen Crush – Academic Advisor, Academic Advising and Planning Center
  • Benjie Davis – Assistant Carpentry Shop Supervisor, Facilities Management
  • Dee Ellen DiBona – Medical Director, Student Health Services
  • Karen Fritchman – Director of Employer Relations, Career Center
  • Betsey Geier – Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Aaron Hancock – Academic Advisor, Academic Advising and Planning Center
  • Ana Lavado – Academic Advisor, Academic Advising and Planning Center
  • Megan Libert – Senior Business Analyst/Consult for Project Management Office, Division of Information Technology
  • John Schroeder – Enterprise Systems Senior Identity and Access Management Analyst, Division of Information Technology
  • Andrea Tsurutis – Nurse Practitioner, Student Health Services
student centered badge

We illustrate dedication to nurturing thriving scholar-citizens through the intellectual, ethical and social development of each individual student. We exhibit behavior that conveys commitment to student success. 

  • Stephanie Auwaerter – Director of Orientation, Office of New Student Programs
  • Kenny Greene – Director of Mail Services, Division of Business Affairs
  • Hayden Smith – Associate Director of Recruitment and Engagement, School of Business
  • Anthony Mower – Assistant Director, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Drew Newton – Associate Director Academic Advising, School of Business
  • Ameerah Vickers – Housing Operations Coordinator, Campus Housing
  • Cory Werkheiser – Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Career Development, School of Business
  • Becca Whited – Office Manager for the Student Leadership Center, Division of Student Affairs

Do one or more of your colleagues demonstrate one or more of the College’s seven core values described above? Recognize them through The Cistern Standard! The form is available on the human resources website.

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