RDC residence life co-ordinator recognized

A Red Deer College staff member has been honoured at the national level for his hard work. Tim Siemens, RDC residence life co-ordinator, was presented with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’s silver award for staff excellence Monday at a ceremony in Penticton, B.C. The award honours individual staff members who have made an exceptional contribution within the institution, as well as the community.

A Red Deer College staff member has been honoured at the national level for his hard work.

Tim Siemens, RDC residence life co-ordinator, was presented with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’s silver award for staff excellence Monday at a ceremony in Penticton, B.C. The award honours individual staff members who have made an exceptional contribution within the institution, as well as the community.

Trent Rix, RDC director of student services, said the criteria of the award is those who are committed to ongoing learning and personal development, serving those around them with excellence and contribute to health and success of the organization every day.

“Tim certainly stands out as an individual who exemplifies all the characteristics of a great staff member,” said Rix.

Siemens is near his 10th anniversary with the college, taking on the position he was honoured for in 2003.

According to a press release he is known for his enthusiasm and motivational influence on campus.

“We’re proud of the hard work and the excellence that all our faculty and staff demonstrate every day,” said Joel Ward, RDC president and CEO.

“It was no surprise that Tim received national recognition.

“What sets Tim apart in addition to his exceptional contribution to RDC is his incredible passion for our learners.”

Siemens has taken on roles at both the provincial and regional level in relation to his profession.

He was a member of the Residence Life Professional Association Executive for five years, and was president in 2010-11.

He was also the Alberta representative on the Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009.

He has also made contributions to the student life committee, the disaster preparedness committee, the strategic planning task force, the career expo on-site planning committee and the new student orientation committee.