Mustang of the Month
Mustang of the Month is designed to highlight employees that exemplify Norco College's core commitments mentioned below.
Nominations are solicited from Norco College employees. The college president will select a recipient each month whose achievements fit the criteria.
Award recipients will receive corral bucks and college-wide recognition.
Access – Be accessible
Equity – Be equity minded
Student Success – Champion and celebrate student success
Expertise – Be an expert in your field
Mutual Respect – Practice mutual respect with a belief in personal dignity
Collegiality – Be an excellent colleague accepting different perspectives with respect
Inclusiveness – Be inclusive
Integrity – Model integrity by maintaining an open, honest, and ethical space
Quality – Be a person of quality in all things
Environmental Stewardship – Foster environmental responsibility
Innovation – Innovate, inspire & seek creative solutions
Civic Engagement – Engage and listen to the Norco College Community
Dr. Hitchcock has a wonderful passion for students. She demonstrates remarkable collegiality as a leader, mentor and inspiration to colleagues in the Arts, Humanities and World Languages Department. Dr. Hitchcock provides amazing opportunities for training and support to Associate Faculty in the World Languages Program. Her students benefit from her global experience, expertise and compassion. Norco is wonderfully enhanced by Dr. Hitchcock's service and integrity over the past two and a half decades in the Riverside Community College District.
Alex’s nominator writes, “Alex is student centered personified. He is all about helping students reach their goals. I have never seen him in a bad mood or not focused on genuine human interaction. He is an example to all of us.”
Alex goes above and beyond to be the kind of person who seeks to lift up our students and help to shepherd them along the path. As a first generation, RCCD Alumnus, and accomplished scholar, he overcame life’s challenges to be the successful public servant he is today. We are fortunate to have Alex as a member of our Mustang community.
Over the last two years Sean Davis’ tireless efforts have had a profoundly positive impact on the Umoja and Norco College communities. As a result of his meaningful and innovative outreach, both on and off campus, the Norco Umoja community has surpassed 250 active, engaged participants - all leaders in training. He is a true servant leader who puts students' needs above all else by making himself accessible to students nearly 24/7. He is a gifted and natural teacher and counselor, exuding grace, empathy and care for anyone he interacts with.
Charise has been instrumental in several important projects and challenges the college has been faced with. Among those projects, she used her organizational skills to facilitate the cataloging of over a 1,000 pieces of evidence for our accreditation visit going above and beyond to pave the way for a successful visit. Charise also assisted with the remediation of many documents to help our students and faculty adjust to the online environment in record time.
Michael is an amazing advocate for our faculty and students, especially with respect to online education. He matches grace and compassion with expertise and hard work. Not only is he dedicated and excellent in the classroom, but he is a wonderfully collaborative and engaging leader.
Gail has been a pillar of Norco College and Riverside Community College District for 32 years, serving in many different leadership roles.
In the words of her nominator, “Dr. Zwart is awesome. She is a great communicator who is transparent in planning and teaching.”
Gail embodies the Norco College spirit by modeling the core commitments.