NIC recognizes employees for 916 years of service

NIC employees were recognized for their years of service at the College’s annual Employee Recognition Event. 

NIC employees are recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service. The event also recognizes those who retired over the last year. Combined, the 54 employees marking milestones this year represent 916 years of service to the College and its students.

“We are fortunate to have an incredible team here at NIC,” said NIC President John Bowman. “The dedication of our faculty and staff is inspiring. They work to always put students first. It’s a pleasure to be able to pause once a year at our annual recognition event and celebrate all their hard work.”

Campbell River


Campbell River employees recognized at the event were: Back row (left to right): Electrical instructor Trevor Petr, Registration Assistant Teresa Kretzschmar Middle row (left to right): Adult Basic Education Instructor Noreen McCaffrey, Bistro Supervisor Melody White, Café Supervisor Joanne Watson Front row (left to right): Regional Operations Assistant, Facilities Management Patricia Gerakios, Physics Instructor Jennifer Fallis Starhunter and Electrician Instructor Lee Pollack

Comox Valley


26 employees from NIC's Comox Valley campus were recognized at the Employee Recognition Event, marking milestones from 5 years to retirement.

Port Alberni


Three staff members from Port Alberni were recognized at the event. Adult Basic Education Instructor Wilma Gus (left) was recognized for 25 years of service. Sylvia Williams (centre) was recognized for her 5 years of service, as both an administrative support assistant and an on-call assessment clerk. Sherry Kropninski (right) retired from NIC this year after more than 25 years of service at the Port Alberni campus. She was the first library staff member at the campus and has contributed greatly to what NIC’s Roger Street campus what it is today.