Carrie Piazza was nominated as the WACCT Paraprofessional of the Year!
“The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees (WACCT) is part of the American Community College Trustee (ACCT) network – a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.
Here in Wyoming, WACCT educates community leaders, policymakers, and technical college trustees through annual conferences focused on leadership development and advocacy, as well as through publications and online and face-to-face institutes and seminars.” – WACCT website homepage.
Carrie Piazza came to Wyoming from Clarkston, Washington, to provide her daughter a better education. As a single parent she knew it would be difficult to afford to send her child to college, and taking a job at Western would give them both opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have been afforded.
In her four years of employment at Western, Carrie has developed a reputation for being positive, friendly, and always willing to help. Every day she’s at Western, she strives to make sure using technology easier for every end user. Whether you know it or not, Carrie has had a hand in making Western run smoothly, whether it’s phones, emails, televisions, projectors, copy machines, remote controls, computers (and tons of other things we’d never even think of).
“Carrie goes above and beyond to make end-users and colleagues’ work life easier. She empowers those around her to embrace technology and to understand how the use technology can enrich their work lives.” – Kit Kofoed
Carrie has been consistently improving systems within the IT department and the school. She’s been a huge asset to Western and her nomination is well deserved. If you see Carrie on campus, be sure to give her a pat on the back.