Northern Marianas College’s Staff Senate named three employees as “Staff of the Quarter” awardees as part of its efforts to recognize and acknowledge staff members’ hard work and commitment to students. The three individuals are Financial Aid Specialist Roy Alegre, Project PROA counselor Malyssa “Maly” Castro, and Office of Student and Leadership Activities program coordinator Maia Pangelinan.
“Congratulations to the recipients of the Staff of the 2nd Quarter,” Staff Senate President Geri Rodgers said. “I appreciate all the work that Roy and Maia do for the students. Also, a huge thank you to Maly for being the Staff Senate secretary during her term that recently expired. She did so much to help with the senate-sponsored activities that encouraged the staff.”
The Staff Senate sponsored an employee gathering event to announce the awards. The awardees were nominated and voted by their peers for the coveted title of Staff of the Quarter, Rodgers said.
“I am very thankful to the Staff Senate and my fellow staff members for the honor of being Staff of the Quarter,” Alegre said. “Working at NMC has allowed me to expand my knowledge and skills, all while working with such professional and fun individuals. I want to especially thank my Financial Aid Office team who keeps me motivated and have helped me throughout the years.”
Pangelinan is also thankful for having received the award.
“I am honored to receive this award,” Pangelinan said. “It couldn't have been possible without an amazing team supporting me every step of the way.”
Castro shared the same sentiments.
"I am truly honored to be chosen as one of the Staff of the Quarter recipients,” Castro said. “Working at the college has been the most fulfilling five years of my life. I truly appreciate my Familian Proa, and I look forward to many more years at NMC."
NMC President Galvin Deleon Guerrero also expressed his thanks to the three employees and said that the College appreciates their hard work.
“I’d like to congratulate Roy, Maly, and Maia,” Deleon Guerrero said. “They do so much work for the institution, and it's great to see them be recognized for it.”