Our STAR and GEM Awards honour staff who shone and sparkled brightly in 22/23
We marked the end of another academic year at York College & University Centre this afternoon with our annual GEM and STAR Awards ceremony.
Principal Lee Probert handed out the awards and also gave a speech that looked back on an eventful year, encompassing the challenges presented by an Ofsted inspection and a bomb scare.
Lee also stressed the wonderful work carried out by our staff to help students continue to fulfil their maximum potential in a safe and inclusive learning environment on Sim Balk Lane.
We would like to congratulate all of the 200-plus staff members who were nominated for an award and make special acknowledgment to Lynne Mountford and Brian Clay, who were both recognised with 35-year Long Service Awards.
The full list of awards winners was:
10-Year Long Service Award: Graeme Butcher, Paul Harrison, John Wray, Caroline Hudson, Sian Mantovani, Tim Stephenson, Steve Atkin, Neil Parry, Katka Trory, Martin Atkinson, Camile Kennedy.
15-Year Long Service Award: Kelly Lee, Ruth McKelvey, Karen Foster, Sandra Hunt, Emma Bowers, Leone Bentley, Mandy Hardy, June Agnew, Jill Lister, Alison Armstrong.
20-Year Long Service Award: Carole Rutter, Michelle Neryd, Andy Higgs, Alan Bates.
25-Year Long Service Award: Andy Alexander.
35-Year Long Service Award: Lynne Mountford, Brian Clay.
STAR Award winners: Dav Doone, Charlotte Calder, Pam Sutherland, Kelly Lee, Nikki Hill, Shvonne Harland, Jo Drever-Smith, Kevin Pratt.
GEM Award winners - Top of the Class Award (Success): Emma Heathcote, Bethan Read, Charlotte Calder, Ruth Mayhew.
Dare to Dream Award (Ambition): Clare Kirton, Sharon Barrington, Patrick Wilson.
Total Respect Award (Respect): Dale Osborne, Gemma Thomas.
Consummate Carer Award (Care): Heather Sherman, Mike Tansey, Matthew McMinn.
Open Category Award: Chris Murphy, Jill Tweddle, Andy Davis, Carole Rutter.
Health & Safety Champion: Daniel Dickson.
Supporting Student Health and Wellbeing Award: Jane Mitchell, Nigel Ellwood.
Supporting Staff Health and Wellbeing Award: Emma Bexon, Emily Grimes.
How2 Champion of Champions: Tom Webster.
Collaborative Champions: Jill Tweddle and Richard Lacey.
Team "All Rounder" Award: Repographics Team, Student Engagement Team, Apprenticeship Team.