Wolter is a former Communication & Fine Arts Division chair and co-chair of the Chair Council. As a responsive and thoughtful communicator, he serves as a model and mentor to both new and seasoned faculty. He is a thorough and passionate educator whose knowledge of his subject is unsurpassed. He employs an upbeat, friendly demeanor and fosters an open atmosphere in which students learn, grow and develop their skills and understanding of art. If only one word was used to describe Wolter, it would be his ‘gentleness’. His utmost caring is evident to students as he guides them to success through positive reinforcement and positive feedback.
In addition to being a superb educator, Wolter is also a talented working artist in several media (drawing, painting, graphic design and ceramics) who regularly exhibits his work. He organizes CGCC and district-wide student art shows with his colleagues, and maintains the college’s permanent art collection, which he inaugurated. Additionally, Wolter is also counted on to donate his beautiful artwork to college scholarship and charity fund-raising events.
Wolter is an exceptional asset who has made an enormous impact on students, colleagues, the college and the community.
Shaw earns the praise and admiration of everyone with whom she serves. A true servant leader, she consistently goes above and beyond her duties without hesitation. A faculty member noted that, no matter how often he calls Linda during the day, she responds, “How may I help you?” She works hours alongside her staff at the admissions desk as well as many more completing forms and ensuring necessary changes are made to tens of thousands of student records, all on time and without mistakes. She has a reputation for maximizing resources to plan and execute the highest quality training that benefits all enrollment services personnel. An eager collaborator who seeks creative and innovative ways to serve and inform her colleagues, Shaw is also humble, always deflecting praise and positive comments to her staff.
Shaw is deserving of the recognition as employee of the year for her years of dedication to students, the college and the district.