Dylan Akers is the September 2021 Staff Employee of the Month - Indian River State College
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Dylan Akers is the September 2021 Staff Employee of the Month

Dylan Akers is the September 2021 Staff Employee of the Month

September 23, 2021 Robert Lane

Port St. Lucie resident Dylan Akers is the Indian River State College September 2021 Staff Employee of the Month. Dylan began his service as a part-time Bookstore Clerk in August of 2017 before being named a River Shop Team Leader in November 2018. In April of 2019, Dylan joined the bookstore team full-time to serve as the River Shop Course Materials Coordinator.

Dylan Akers is the September 2021 Staff Employee of the Month

Dylan is a dedicated, focused, and thorough individual—skills that greatly benefit his key position in the River Shop. Dylan is an excellent communicator, sharing both the opportunities and challenges that can arise regarding course material adoptions and the ongoing sustained availability of materials. His open and collaborative communication has resulted in a more positive student experience from the start to the end of the semester. During the Summer 2021 textbook adoption process, Dylan’s efforts concluded with 100% completion of all 2,580-course sections reported. This feat was completed and made viewable online a full two weeks in advance of the state’s textbook affordability deadline. This effort requires tremendous coordination and interdepartmental cooperation. Since Dylan became the Course Materials Coordinator, the relationships between the River Shop and Deans and Department Chairs have never been stronger. In addition to his achievements as coordinator, Dylan has carefully crafted a training program for River Shop Specialists on the Course Materials Team to prepare them for leadership opportunities within the store.

One co-worker shares how this hard work and dedication impacts the College stating, “Dylan’s guidance, patience, and measured assessments with employees have made him an irreplaceable asset to the team and the students of IRSC.” They continue stating, “we are so fortunate to have Dylan on the River Shop team and as part of the IRSC family.”

About the Staff Employee of the Month Award

The Staff Employee of the Month Award recognizes a non-instructional employee. Nominations are evaluated by the Employee Recognition Committee, which is comprised of IRSC staff members, faculty and administrators. For more information, contact Committee Chair Sera Phillips at 772-462-7258.

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