April 19, 2015 | | Staff Spotlight
Awarded the Staff Division Excellence Award, Jane Bustabad always goes out of her way to make sure that students get the best laboratory experience possible. She makes her expectations clear and is willing to help students in any way possible. Whenever a student misses a lab, she goes out of her way to contact the student and remind them that they need to make arrangements to make up their lab. She works with them and makes herself available to help. She truly takes the extra step to ensure that her students (and students of other instructors) are successful in the chemistry laboratory classes. She plays a huge role in the preparation for Science Olympiad tournament events. Some of the faculty members involved in the tournament rely on the chemistry lab technicians to prepare their events for them. Not only does she help prepare events for Science Olympiad, but she herself either is in charge of an event or comes in on the Saturday of the tournament to provide extra help. Science Olympiad would not be as organized and prepared as it is without her assistance behind the scenes. She goes out of her way to help her students succeed. When extenuating circumstances come up, she has been known to stay late or re-prepare a lab so that students would have the opportunity to make up missed labs. She provides a place (her office and laptop), for students to have access to our Late Nite Lab online program. She is a problem solver and always wants to learn new and better ways of doing things or how various lab equipment works. She has a great working relationship with her colleagues who admire her tremendously.