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Each month Santa Rosa Junior College recognizes excellence on campus with an Employee of the Month Award. Visit the Employee of the Month Nominations page to find out how to nominate someone you feel deserves this distinction.

Previous recipient: Mitchell "Mitch" Leahy - December 2015
List of past recipients

January 2016 - Mary Barton

Congratulations to Mary Barton, Santa Rosa Junior College’s Employee of the Month for January 2016. Hired in 2006, Mary has dedicated 9 years of service as a custodian maintaining the District’s clean and safe environment.

Javier Rodriguez Aguilera, Manager of Custodial Services, says that “Mary is always one of the first to offer her help when our department needs someone to represent us. She is also very helpful and supportive during our team activities, including helping coordinate our staff celebrations.”

Mary is the department’s safety representative for the District Health and Safety Committee, and she is described as being instrumental in helping her coworkers during the classification review process and in the ordering of department uniforms. Being of aid is in her nature: outside of work, she has volunteered for the Red Cross and a local hospice.

Asked about the key to her success at work, Mary responded, “Safety is number one…I work with coworkers about being safe and also look for potential hazards. I want safety to be on all our minds.”

Javier elaborates, “Mary takes very good care of her assigned area, having a very positive impact not only on the students but also on the staff and faculty using our facilities. She is always taking lead roles during our large setups for the events, making sure we have a nice, organized setup…her support for her coworkers or any other person coming into our campus is admirable. Her positive attitude is a great benefit for our department and the whole district.”

Born in Healdsburg, Mary grew up in Santa Rosa and attended Montgomery High School, and then went on to receive an associate’s degree from SRJC.

Prior to working at SRJC, Mary held various positions such as being a driver for UPS, manager at a Shell gas station, and Systems Integrator for Agilent Technologies.

Upon being told of her nomination, Mary said she was, “Very happy and surprised, there are many people in Facilities Operations who deserve to be Employee of the Month… I believe my success comes from my positive attitude toward life and being flexible…I feel very blessed to be an employee at SRJC. Thank you!” She celebrates this award with her two sons, Daniel and Nathan, and her nephew Michael in Maryland.


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