Aerial view of the Dowagiac campus

Celeste Mock SMC's top student worker

05/22/2019 - 8am
President Mathews, Celeste Mock

Southwestern Michigan College Chief of Staff Brent Brewer announced Celeste Mock as Student Worker of the Year at the sixth annual Retirement and Recognition Program at Mathews Conference Center East on the Dowagiac campus.

Mock, Human Resources Department assistant, is an “exceptional performer,” according to her nomination. “While HR was replacing an employee last fall, Celeste was able to take on extra responsibility to ensure the department could still deliver the service expected by internal customers.”

Mock, who lives in Niles with her family, balanced two auditing projects for compliance, asking detailed questions to ensure SMC’s accuracy and completing one of the projects ahead of schedule. She is attaining her Ferris State University bachelor’s degree in human resource management.

Finalists also included Cydney Robinson, desk assistant, Keith H. McKenzie Hall Resident Assistant (RA) and a Student Activity Center worker, and Carly Kolean, a residence hall desk assistant.

Kolean was described as striving to be a good role model for her peers, committed to performing her job to the best of her ability and exhibiting a good work ethic by being on time and not missing work. She’s friendly, takes her education seriously, provides help to those who need it and learns new things quickly.

Robinson serves as Sisterhood president and Black Student Union vice president.

“Cydney has shown her dedication in everything she does,” her nomination states. “She comes to work on time each shift, fills any task she is given and is willing to help others in the process. Cydney obeys all policies and enforces them within each title she has.”