Salina Tech’s Star of the Month

Who is eligible: any current SATC student or employee.

Who can nominate: any current SATC student or employee.

Nomination criteria: Any current SATC student or employee who has gone above and beyond by exhibiting outstanding academic improvement, campus involvement, personal achievements, being a team player, or kindness. Individuals may only be awarded once an academic year.

Award Process/Recognition: Nominations will be sent to the SATC Engagement Committee and presented to VPSS for final approval. Winners will be celebrated via email and social media, along with an award recognizing their achievement.

FERPA Compliance: Persons nominating a student for the award should make every effort to ensure they comply with FERPA rules and regulations. During the selection process, should the committee identify any potential FERPA violations, the committee will make every effort to ensure that such violations do not take place.

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June 2021

Christiana Anschutz graduated from the PN program in May 2021 and will join the ADN program this fall. She was nominated as SATC’s Star of the Month for always being friendly and kind to people at SATC. She is quick to step up and help faculty and students and was described as “a great representation of SATC both on campus and out in the community.”  Christina is a single mother to a wonderful and active five-year-old and enjoys going to church, exercising, and spending time with he son. This summer, she will spend her time work, traveling, and volunteering. Christina looks forward to all the opportunities she will have after graduating from the ADN program in May 2022.

When Mike Parker, Diesel Technology Instructor, isn’t at work, he’s busy watching college sports, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Each summer, he takes on a large group of 5th through 7th graders for a week at SATC Summer Camp and helps with harvesting. Mike was nominated as SATC Star of the Month for always being willing to stop what he is doing to speak with people on tours and representing the Deisel department in such a positive light and SATC. Mike says that “SATC is more than a college, it’s a family, and we have the opportunity to change people’s lives. Technical Education is more important than it gets credit for and is a great way to advance into a career.”

May 2021

Robbie was nominated for his hard work and friendliness he shows in the classroom and out in the community. Robbie will be graduating this month with his Associate’s Degree in Business Administrative Technology and hopes to move into the payroll department or Human Resources at Dillon’s after graduation. Outside of his studies, Robbie enjoys taking pictures and videos for his social media accounts. Check out his Instagram📸 (@robs_nichols) and you’ll find drumming tutorials (he’s been drumming since he was 11 years old!), Word of the day Wednesday, and photos from around the Salina community. Please congratulate Robbie when you see him and find him on the gram for a like or follow!

Eric was nominated by a student for always being willing to help as an instructor and helping students grow in the welding profession. Eric is known for his positive attitude, making people laugh and encouraging students to see their full potential. Alongside welding instruction, Eric is currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Career and Technical Education with an emphasis in Administration through Pittsburg State University. Outside of the classroom or shop, Eric enjoys working on home projects. Please congratulate Eric when you see him!

April 2021

Machine Tool Technology student Cameron Church was nominated for excelling academically and modeling star behavior by showing a positive attitude and dedication to learning. When Cameron graduates in May, he hopes to start machining locally.  Outside of the machine shop, Cameron enjoys fishing and building motorcycles. He once purchased a motorcycle for $250.00 and rebuilt it to successfully resell. Please congratulate Cameron when you see him!

Staff member Bekki Ringle was nominated for her dedication to going above, whether it is for a student or a coworker, and giving back (she goes a little crazy around the holidays). Before working at Salina Tech she worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years. Outside of her enrollment duties, she enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her family. Please congratulate Bekki when you see her!

March 2021

Klaira was nominated for her dedication to going above and beyond and for her positivity. You may recognize her from her involvement with the Brew Crew, where you can purchase a warm cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or snacks without leaving campus. Klaira is attending the BAT program to pursue a career in accounting. Outside of her studies and contribution with the Brew Crew, Klaira enjoys raising and showing rabbits and has been involved with 4-H for 11 years. Stop by BAT to support the Brew Crew and congratulate Klaira when you see her!

Ryan was nominated for his role of Steering Committee Chair for the HLC team at Salina Tech, which has kept the college moving forward through the reaccreditation process with his amazing organizational and time management skills. Aside from his role with HLC reaccreditation, Ryan was recognized as someone always willing to help and offer advice or assistance whether they are a student, faculty, or staff member. Between his teaching and committee duties, Ryan spends free time remodeling his house and enjoys fishing and camping. He is also involved with the local cub scouts. Please congratulate Ryan when you see him!

February 2021

Bradlee was nominated by a fellow student for his spirit of helping others, inside and outside of the classroom. Bradlee enjoys woodworking and restoring old vehicles when he has free time outside of his studies. His goal is to be an automotive technician, which he is close to reaching! Please congratulate Bradlee if you see him around campus.

Sherri was nominated for her hard work and dedication to instructing Allied Health courses at Salina South and has overbooked her classrooms to help senior students take advantage of Excel in CTE. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time at the gym she and her husband own in Abilene. You can find her teaching self-defense classes (she’s trained in Brazillian jujitsu), anti-bullying classes to children, or promoting professional fights with her promotion company. Please congratulate Sherri when you see her!