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Joseph Micke
Great Basin College
Elko campus
Phone: 775-934-4923

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Outstanding Classified Staff

Outstanding Classified Staff have been recognized by their peers for their valuable contributions to their positions at Great Basin College.

First, classified staff members submit nominations that include a brief summary of the reason for the nomination. Next, the nominations are compiled and sent to all GBC Classified employees statewide for a vote. The nominated employee with the most votes wins the honored title of Outstanding Classified Staff. In the event of a tie, the honor is shared.



Michelle Phay, Administrative Assistant III, Elko Campus

Michelle Phay graphic. Not only is Michelle hardworking in the Education Department, but as co-chair of Classified Council for the past two years as gone out of her way to represent all classified staff in councils and meetings.

"I would like to nominate the Classified Council Co-Chair, Michelle Phay. Michelle has served as co-chair on the council for two years. With the increasing workloads of all Classified Staff, Michelle has kept her performance, in all areas, above standard."

There are so many things that Michelle does that it is hard to name them all. Most of them are behind the scenes and contribute to things running smoothly, not only within the Education Department, but on the GBC Campus as a whole. She is a wealth of knowledge for any new staff member and is well-versed in policies, procedures and the day-to-day workings of the college. In her role as Co-Chair of Classified Council, she has worked tirelessly to not only represent the classified staff members, but to make sure that they know that each and every one of them is important and appreciated.


Cristina Cortez, Custodial Worker II, Elko Campus:

Cristina Cortez graphic."She always does a wonderful job keeping our buildings clean, she takes care in what she does and does it with a smile. She is friendly and ALWAYS has a positive attitude. Our buildings and grounds staff are the most unappreciated members of our staff, yet they are the one's who work the hardest with the least amount of glory."


Sandy Cortes, Admissions and Records Assistant III, Elko Campus:

Sandy Cortes graphic."She is unfailingly polite, and she goes out of her way to answer any question or resolve any problem."



Dori Andrepont, Administrative Assistant III, Math and Science, Elko Campus:

"Not only has Dori streamlined the Science and Math department classes (and their labs) and excelled at her individual position, but she has also taken on huge projects outside of it. Dori took all of the support staff recommendations for our manual, proofread it, and made a concise and consistent document for easy reference for years to come. She has also started tackling the intimidating task of room assignments when the support staff vacated that high demand job duty. Dori is a well respected voice on our campus, and at our centers, with co-workers, administration and faculty, and has excelled in her position as Co-Chair of Classified Staff. She does all of this while maintaining a professional and friendly manner, willing to help whomever needs it."

Joe Micke, Security Officer, Safety and Security, Elko Campus

Joe Micke graphic."Joe Micke is tasked with dealing with some of the unpleasantries of education - so that the rest of us don't have to. Joe works hard at keeping the peace around campus, and always does so with a positive and energetic attitude. In addition to his dedication at keeping GBC safe for students, faculty, and staff, Joe was also instrumental in forming the Battle Born Veterans' Club and works at ensuring that our vets are aware of the resources available to them. Because of his involvement in the BBVC, Joe is a positive representation of GBC in our community. GBC is lucky to have Joe onboard."


Gaye Terras, Administrative Assistant IV, Elko Campus

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Norbel Uribe Correa, Security Officer, Elko Campus

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Delores Whittaker, Academic System Specialist, Elko Campus

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Jolina Adams, Administrative Assistant III, Winnemucca Center

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Lynnette Peterson, Personnel Technician II, Human Resources, Elko Campus


Antonio Cortes, Security Officer, Elko Campus

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Betty Richardson, Accountant Technician II, Controller's Office, Elko Campus


Suzanne (Penny) Ronk, Administrative Assistant III, Bachelor of Applied Science/Business Department, Elko Campus


Cynthia Vaughn-Giles, Computer Systems Technician III, Student Information Systems (SIS), Student Services Department, Elko Campus

Kevin Hummel, Maintenance Repair Worker II, Buildings & Grounds Department, Winnemucca Branch Campus

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Annie Ulrich, Administrative Assistant III, English Department, Elko Campus

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Shelley Patterson, Admissions & Records Assistant III, Student Services Department, Elko Campus

Christine (Chris) Marshall, Administrative Assistant II, Occupational Training & Education Department, Elko Campus

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Irma Reyes, Assistant II, ABE/ESL, Elko Campus

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Yvonne Sutherland, Administrative Assistant III, Student Services Department, Elko Campus

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Gim Briggs, Accounting Assistant II, Controller's Office, Administrative Services Department, Elko Campus


Carolyn Owen, Admissions & Records Assistant IV, Admissions and Records Office, Student Services Department, Elko Campus


Dawn Mitton, Fitness Center Coordinator, Student Services Department, Elko Campus

David Bailey, Theatre Technician II, Buildings & Grounds, Administrative Services Department, Elko Campus

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For More Information Contact

Joseph Micke
Great Basin College
Elko campus
Phone: 775-934-4923

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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