May Jolly is described as someone who epitomizes the idea of customer service – an important trait when working in the Clark College Bookstore.
May’s knack for designing creative and attractive merchandise displays, her sharp eye for cost-effective buying and her skill at identifying trends make her a proficient buyer. What makes her an accomplished professional is her total commitment to “it’s about the student.”
May is responsible for the Cram It Jam It event and manages the bookstore booth at graduation each year. She also helps with the K-Rod Run, and served on the 75th anniversary committee.
“Clark is not just an institution of learning – but an institution of caring individuals who work hard every day to help with student success,” said May. “I truly believe that we all try to ‘go the extra mile’…and try to do so ‘with a smile.’ I am very fortunate to have a job that has been so rewarding, challenging and meaningful. I have the best co-workers anywhere, and I am grateful for their support and confidence.”
Described as positive, very professional, knowledgeable and a total team player, Information Technology Services’ Jim Meek has been with Clark for three years.
He supports a variety of departments at the college, including Business & Technology, Disability Support Services, eLearning and Facilities Services. He is described as handling his job with “tact, efficiency, humor, diligence and always [doing] more than is expected of him.”
His goal each day is to ensure that all software or hardware problems have been resolved and equipment is 100% operational on more than 250 computers. Students share that they are a fan of his gentle manner, fantastic listening skills and technical expertise which helps them through a myriad of problems with computers.
“Clark College is a place where you can go that will change your life and help you obtain the career you have always wanted – as it has for me,” said Jim. “It has been my dream for many years to work in the computer field, and I am very pleased and honored to have received this award.”