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2nd Quarter, 2014 Volume 14 Issue 2

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Next Edition Scheduled for 3rd Quarter, 2014 (subject to change)


Thank You Spring Retirees


Dr. Debi Klimes

40 yrs.


Carson Wong

34 yrs.

Bruce Bennett

33 yrs.


Karen Griffith

30 yrs.

Lee Ann Hagan

27 yrs.

margaret m.peck

Dr. Margaret Peck

13 yrs.

Jose Vazquez-Hernandez

13 yrs.


Susan McFarland

11 yrs.


PACE Employees of the Year
andreadayley 2013 Classified Employee of the Year
Andrea Dayley, the College of Southern Idaho’s Dental Clinic Manager, has been awarded the 2013 CSI Classified Employee of the Year by CSI’s Professional and Classified Employee organization. Dayley has worked at the Health Sciences Center for three years and was credited for her commitment to the office, connections with the students, and support for her colleagues.

Comments from co-workers and students:

  • Andie is patient yet firm in giving students direction to become professional and reliable in patient care. Andie empathizes with each student, offering them support and encouragement with kind words and a huge smile.

  • Andie has been amazing and willing to commit to the community college mission and to the success of students.

  • Andie answers patient questions regarding mailing/releasing protocol for radiographs and records. She is trusted to keep sensitive situations in her confidence.

  • Andie attended the Utah dental meeting in the spring to update her knowledge base and skills. Managing a dental clinic, the magnitude of the CSI clinic has demanded she be trained in new software, equipment, regulations, and procedures related to the day to day operations.

2013 Professional Employee of the Year sandywapinski
Sandy Wapinski, the Public Services Manager for the College of Southern Idaho Library, has been awarded the 2013 CSI Professional Employee of the Year by CSI’s Professional and Classified Employee organization. Her nominators credit her with never shying away from work, creating a positive and pleasant work place, and even providing snacks for work study students if they don’t have time for meals.
Comments from co-workers and students:

  • Sandy works extremely hard to make sure that the library work study’s work schedules do not interfere at all with their school activities. Most of us have older parents that sometimes need our care, requiring time off and Sandy is right there to volunteer to help cover shifts so that time off may happen. Sandy goes out of her way to ensure all those who need help receive it in a kind and efficient manner.

  • When there is a job to be done, Sandy is always there to lend a hand. She has demonstrated her commitment to the job through nearly twenty years of loyalty to CSI and the diligence with which she handles her position.

  • Sandy is always professional, honest, and open with all aspects of her job. Sandy is very professional at all times, knowing policies, standards, programs and workflows needed to keep the library running smoothly and efficiently.

  • When the library updated their automated system, Sandy became the go to person on the new system and worked to learn all aspects of the system. From HR and Management training and workshops, to keeping up with the latest software, Sandy is the go-to person for department knowledge.


Picks from the Shelf

product details Marty - DVD – A wonderful old-fashioned love story starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair. The movie screen presents itself in that glorious 1955 B&W Cinematography. The theatrical trailer is a different twist than the movie trailers of today. Burt Lancaster introduces the movie to the audience while giving a bit of background to the story of Marty and his journey to love. You will enjoy this movie for its richness and warmth. – Ann Keane, ADC Office Spec.
product details A Serious Man DVD – The Coen brothers Joel and Ethan have come up with a delightful hysterical movie about the pathos of life experienced by Larry Gopnik. He has a student who is willing to bribe him with money to keep from failing a class. His unemployed brother is sleeping on the couch and coming up with a formula to cheat at cards. His daughter never wants to be home and is always washing her hair. His son is smoking pot and studying for his Bar Mitzvah. His wife wants to leave him for his best friend who she refers to as a serious man. Larry wonders what it is that makes someone a serious man. – Ann Keane, ADC Office Spec.
product details Big Miracle, DVD – Inspired by a true story this is a wonderful family movie that shows how different organizations and countries can come together in a crisis. All for a family of three stranded whales in Barrow, Alaska. Some incredible archival news footage from 1988 of the event is interspersed throughout the movie. Wowers! You really must sit down and enjoy this movie. – Ann Keane, ADC Office Spec.
product details War Horse, DVD – Steven Speilberg does it again. A wonderful friendship is formed between a young man named Albert and a young horse named Joey. Their bond is never broken. War separates them for a time but the bond remains. This is one of the best feel good movies I have seen in a long time. Although it takes place during the time of World War I the bond of friendship outshines the darkness of war. A true masterpiece. – Ann Keane, ADC Office Spec.
If you have a favorite book, movie or CD from our very own CSI library you would like to recommend to your co-workers, let me know about it. You don’t need to be a professional critic. All you need is two to four sentences giving info on why you think it is something folks might want to spend their time on. – Ann Keane, PACE newsletter editor, ext. 6530,


New Faces on Campus

Janna Verburg-Hamlett, New Position

Food Science/QA Instructor

Evergreen A-36, Ext.

Hello everybody, my name is Janna Hamlett; I am the new instructor for the Food Safety and Quality Program. Don’t worry, the program is so new you haven’t already forgotten what the College has to offer. My BS degree is from the University of Idaho. Go VANDALS!!!! I have been working in the dairy industry for 10 years and recently joined CSI to teach the new program. I am very excited to be here. My husband Ben Hamlett has been teaching at CSI for 6 years. If you like Ben then you will love me. If you don’t like Ben; well opposites attract! We currently have 9 kids (all 4 legged) which include cows, goats, cats, and a dog, but I am always open for more family members! Like most parents I have pictures if you want to see. I look forward to meeting all the new people and joining the College of Southern Idaho family. See you all around campus!

Dave Hartgrave


Blanca Lazona-Vargas

Security Officer

McManaman, ext. 6605

Martin Serrano


Brad Hanks


McManaman, ext. 6600

Casey Stewart

New Position


McManaman, Ext. 6600

Clark Rasmussen, replacing Jason Vickrey

Assistant Athletic Director

Gym 104, ext. 6482

Rasmussen graduated from Idaho State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in sport management. Prior to that, he played baseball at Treasure Valley CC.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Rasmussen worked the training camps with the Atlanta Falcons as their operations and logistics intern, emphasizing his focus on team travel, training camp operations, game day operations and facility management.
He has also spent time with the Idaho Stampede as an account executive, where he was involved in the sales of season tickets, game-day suites, corporate partnerships and marketing opportunities.
Most recently, Rasmussen was the area sales manager for, overseeing the operations, sales and management of three locations in Eastern Idaho.
Rasmussen, originally from Boise, is married to Noelle. They have three children - Makenna, Easton and Taybree.

If you have any suggestions, ideas or simply want to get involved with CSI Athletics, please contact Clark.

Jim Munn, New Position

Law Enforcement Instructor

Canyon 214, Ext. 6338

Jim Munn was born and raised in the Magic Valley and grew up in a law enforcement family. His father, Jim Munn Sr., was a long-time law enforcement officer and retired as the Twin Falls County Sheriff in the early 1990s. Jim began his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Twin Falls Police Department. He achieved more progressively responsible positions in the department including Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, and Captain and retired as the Twin Falls Police Chief in 2011. During his career, he served as a DARE Officer, SWAT team member and in other special assignments. Jim is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Southern California University for Professional Studies. He is currently a POST certified instructor in 11 subjects including use of force, search and seizure, patrol procedures and community policing. 
Jim has a passion for training and mentoring police officers and considers it an honor to serve the students at the College of Southern Idaho! He continues to serve his community as a member of the Twin Falls City Council. He is married to Lisa, who works at CSI in the Adult Basic Education department. He has two children and one wonderful grandson! 

Amanda Holloway

Replacing Tara McFarland who replaced Ben King

Social Services Specialist

Refugee Center, 736-2166
Hello everyone! I am Amanda Holloway and I am a 100% Southern Idaho native. I was born a raised in Gooding Idaho. I’m the new Social Services/Case Manager at CSI Refugee center, before that I was the Refugee Medical Specialist. I am very excited about my new position and invite you all to come out to the center and see what we are all about. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, camping and fishing. I am also an avid fan of sports, and enjoy taking my family to games and races.


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