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Learning Assistance Center

Outstanding Student Employee Award

On a regular basis, we select a student assistant to honor for his or her outstanding service to the Learning Assistance Center. We call this the "Above and Beyond" award because it was created to recognize student employees who exceed job requirements to offer excellent service to our diverse student population.

Nancy Wong, Spring 2016

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Nancy Wong has been working as a student worker, and more recently as a college assistant, for the ESL Center since Spring 2012, which makes her our longest-serving student worker in our center. During this period, Nancy has worked both as front desk staff and tutor and has provided exceptional service to a diverse group of ESL students, as well as to tutors and faculty.

Nancy was recommended by the ESL Center Committee for the Student Employee of the Year award.

"We are very pleased to nominate Nancy Wong, the ESL Center's very first tutor to receive the Outstanding Student Employee Award," says Freya, the Languages clerk.

“Nancy has always been extremely helpful and friendly to the students in the center, and she has the ability to make her tutees feel comfortable and motivated,” Katja, the ESL Center Assistant, adds. “She is also always happy to help out in the center and has done so on many occasions. She really engages with the students and has a genuine interest in seeing them succeed.”

After a hiatus, Nancy resumed her studies in PCC’s nursing program this spring, and she hopes to earn her degree next year. Once she graduates, Nancy would like to work as a nurse in a hospital. She currently interns at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.  

Due to her busy schedule at school and at the hospital, she hardly has any free time. If she does, she likes to watch "House" to learn more medical terminology and stay up to date.

We are very pleased to announce Nancy Wong as the ESL Center’s Student Employee of the Year 2016. It is our honor to have Nancy as a member of our staff in the ESL Center.

Congratulations, Nancy!


Past Award Recipients

Fall 2015, Elaine Morales

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May 2015, Sabrina Gray

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April 2015, Ruijing Zhong

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March 2015, Crystal Gordon

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February 2015, Sienna Coronaramos

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January 2015, Tonisha Robinson

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November 2014, Irving Morales

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Summer 2014, Angela Carmody

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