Butte College Professional Named
California School Employee Association "Member of the Year"
OROVILLE - Butte College is pleased to announce that Ruth Ann Hansen has been named Special Services "Member of the Year" by the California School Employees Association.
Hansen, a job placement employment technician with the Butte College Job Placement and Cooperative Education Office, was nominated for this prestigious award by officers of the Butte College CSEA Chapter 511 and the nomination was supported by her supervisors and co-workers. Hansen also serves as the president for the chapter.
Only one Special Services employee from all California K-12 school districts and community colleges is annually honored as a Member of the Year. Hansen is the first Area A (Sacramento to the Oregon border) Special Services member to win this honor since its inception in 1972.
Hansen received her award at the 82nd Annual CSEA Convention in Las Vegas in August.
"There were 2,000 people at the conference. I was treated like quite a celebrity during the award ceremony at the annual conference. I received a very nice award and a gold and diamond watch and of course, the District has the traveling plaque which is currently displayed in the Center for Excellence," says Hansen.
Hansen, an Oroville resident and mother of two, Grace 13, and Max, 10, has worked with Butte College since 2001. Prior to her tenure with the college, she lived and worked in the Silicon Valley as a marketing manager for 18 years.
"Receiving this award was such an honor. I love my job. It is the best job I've ever had," says Hansen, who conducts resume workshops for students as well as the general public; organizes job fairs on campus; assists students in finding jobs; and works with college staff applying for internal promotions.
The CSEA has a statewide membership of 220,000 and includes employees from Transportation, Food Services, Instructional Paraprofessionals, Administrative Office Services and Custodial and Maintenance Operations in addition to Special Services. Each of these six employee groups selects one employee annually to be its "Member of the Year."