Classified Employee of the Month- November 2022- Cristina Adams

Cristina Adams- Classified Employee of the Month- November 2022

Cristina Adams is an Administrative Assistant II supporting the VETS Center on the CSN Charleston campus. She is a CSN alumna with a commitment to lifelong learning who is passionate about growing her ability to serve CSN students.

As a student herself she maintained a 4.0 GPA and maintained membership in Phi Theta Kappa while at CSN and is currently pursuing a her bachelor’s degree at UNLV.

She has a natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge that has enabled her to meet a variety of needs for the VETS Center. “Her exceptional service to students is very much aligned with the CSN mission,” wrote colleague Geoff Roberts in his nomination.

Cristina’s laugh is infectious and she has a way of leaving students with a positive feeling. “It’s rare to not hear her laugh when assisting students whether she is working with them in-person or on the phone,” continued Roberts. Her team at the CSN VETS center feels fortunate to have her on the team. Congratulations Cristina!

Seeking Nominations:

If you would like to nominate someone for CEOM, please submit the Nomination Form to Lucia Peterson. Please submit the Nomination Form to lucia.peterson@csn.edu. Do not send through interoffice mail. Thank you.

The Classified Employee of the Month will receive $200, a certificate, a designated parking spot and be recognized on a plaque at all three campuses.

The purpose of this award is to recognize exceptional classified employees who stand out among the many employees that consistently perform at a high level.

Ranking and selection by the council members is “blind.” The employee name and work area on the nomination form will be hidden from the council, thus we are asking for the nominator’s cooperation in not mentioning names and work areas in the narrative, when possible. Nominees who are not selected as the CEOM, will be considered for two additional months. As the recipient of the nomination forms, I do not participate in the rating of nominees.

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AFA Employee of the Month – November 2022

Hillary Butrico- November 2022- AFA Employee of the Month

Hillary Butrico has worked in college/career readiness for fourteen years in Las Vegas. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Chico State University and a master’s in education in CTE in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Currently, Hillary is the Mentoring Coordinator for Nevada Promise Scholarship Program at CSN and Acting Site Coordinator for the CSN Summerlin Center as well as Acting Manager for Early College programs for the Charleston Region. 

Hillary has spent her career working with under-represented populations, to help provide access to students, who may have felt college was not an option. She successfully aids students in their academic journey, career pathways, and skill development. Hillary supports over 300+ mentors involved in the Nevada Promise Scholarship Program with training, professional development, and support. She believes that small impacts can make for big change not only in our schools but in our communities.

Seeking Nominations for December 2022:
The Administrative Faculty Assembly would like to help you recognize the contributions of administrative and professional faculty at the College of Southern Nevada. If you know any administrative or professional faculty that you feel deserves to be recognized, please take a moment to fill out a short online nomination form. Please direct any questions to the AFA past chair, Nancy Stachura Webb nancy.webb@csn.edu.   More information about the AFA, the Administrative Faculty Employee of the Month, and a list of previous recipients can be found on our website: https://at.csn.edu/administrative-faculty-assembly-afa.   Nomination forms are due on the 15th of each month. It takes just a moment; please help recognize a hard-working colleague today! Please use this link https://forms.office.com/r/5AJyL8EtRw to nominate. Thank you for helping to recognize the great work done by your friends and colleagues.
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CSN Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

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AFA Employee of the Month- December 2022- Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall works at the Henderson Campus Testing Center and graduated from CSN and UNLV before becoming full time CSN Employee in 2012. As a part of the Testing Center, Richard works with administration, faculty and students.

The Administrative Faculty Assembly would like to help you recognize the contributions of administrative and professional faculty at the College of Southern Nevada. If you know any administrative or professional faculty that you feel deserves to be recognized, please take a moment to fill out a short online nomination form. Please direct any questions to the AFA past chair, Nancy Stachura Webb nancy.webb@csn.edu.

More information about the AFA, the Administrative Faculty Employee of the Month, and a list of previous recipients can be found on our website.

Nomination forms are due on the 15th of each month. It takes just a moment; please help recognize a hard-working colleague today! Please use this link https://forms.office.com/r/5AJyL8EtRw to nominate. Thank you for helping to recognize the great work done by your friends and colleagues.

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In Memoriam- Dr. Arturo Martinez

Dr. Arturo Martinez

Dr. Arturo Martinez, age 69, passed away on December 4th, 2022, peacefully in his sleep.

Born on December 2, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas to parents Benito and Anita Martinez. As a teenager, Arturo traveled to Wisconsin where he attended and graduated High School at Horlick High in Racine, Wisconsin. Arturo went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in Adult Education. In 2007 he accomplished his lifelong dream and received his PhD in Adult Education. Dr. Martinez lived his life serving the Latino Community in many ways, mainly focusing on creating educational opportunities. He created a Spanish Dental program that spread through the community and helped link many with Milwaukee Workforce Agencies. During his illustrious professional career, he held multiple titles. He was the Director of the MATC Campus Adult Basic Education, Bilingual, GED/HSED, and IET Programs and culminated his professional career as the Executive Director for the Department of Economic and Workforce Development – College of Southern Nevada (CSN) in Las Vegas.

In his short tenure at the College of Southern Nevada, Dr. Martinez emerged as a loved and respected institutional leader. He positioned CSN as a national leader in workforce innovation.  He introduced integrated education models that allowed GED students to concurrently enroll in college courses and enter high demand degree higher education pathways.  He helped to grow enrollments in his department to over 10,000 students, one of the largest integrated education enrollments in the country.  In recognition of this work, Dr. Martinez was invited to present on the CSN-Integrated Education AtB Model (Ability to Benefit), at the prestigious American Association of Community College-Workforce Institute in January of 2023.  

He received several outstanding national and local recognitions such as the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) 2015 Hispanic Man of the Year Award, the National LULAC 2015 State Director of the Year Award, and the TransCenter for Youth 2018 “Bridges to Opportunities Award.” His community involvement includes serving on the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Counsel 333 National Board, the Milwaukee Co-Op Center, and board member of Forward Latino. He was instrumental in forming the LULAC Brewers’ Scholarship Award in collaboration with the Hispanic team players to provide scholarships to Hispanic students to attend MATC.

Dr. Martinez was a lifelong fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. In 1982, he even had a chance to see the Brewers vs Cardinals in the World Series.

Dr. Martinez is Survived by his wife of 41 years, Maria Martinez , his four children, Elena, Arturo Jr, Salena and Alexis Martinez, his 10 grand kids, Julia, Raphael, Elizabeth, Leticia, Carlos, Isabel, Lola Marie, Eli, Veyda, and Andrew Jr, 7 great grand kids, Royce, Marisol, Romeo, Able, Camilla, Raul, and Elyana

Dr. Martinez gave decades of service to the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/ Mexican Fiesta where he served as Secretary & Entertainment Coordinator. He continued his lifework of creating education opportunities to Hispanic students while also advocating to keep Tejano Music alive by volunteering his time to help coordinate one the biggest Mexican Culture and Music festivals in the Mid-West. Dr. Martinez opened the pathways to new and old Tejano Artists in the Tejano Music Industry. He was viewed as great leader, friend, role model, and musical advocate. 

He will be deeply missed by so many.

The Martinez Family kindly ask that in lieu of flowers please send any donations to The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta (WHSF).

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. then followed by a small service beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Date: December 11, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Service to begin at 2:00 p.m

Church and Chapel Funeral Home.

15250 W National Ave,

New Berlin, WI 53151

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CSN Celebrates Holiday Season with Gospel Choir Concert

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CSN Mariachi Plata Takes Top Honors at National Competition

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Classified Employee of the Month-October 2022- Korin Valles

Korin Valles is an Administrative Assistant III for the Applied Technologies Department on the CSN N. Las Vegas campus and she was nominated by her colleague Steven Ward.

Korin is known for her infectious positive energy and is often described as a pleasure to work with. She strives to provide exceptional service whether she is assisting faculty, staff or students. Her dedication to a job well done inspires those around her, “it’s always about CSN with Korin,” wrote Steven Ward in his nomination. “Parents of students call from time to time to thank her for helping their children.”

Korin has been with her department for more than 15 years and is well known for her extensive knowledge of all things CSN.

Congratulations Korin!

Seeking Nominations:

If you would like to nominate someone for CEOM, please submit the Nomination Form to Connie Jo Harris. Connie.Harris@csn.edu. Do not send through interoffice mail. Thank you.

The Classified Employee of the Month will receive $200, a certificate, a designated parking spot and be recognized on a plaque at all three campuses.

The purpose of this award is to recognize exceptional classified employees who stand out among the many employees that consistently perform at a high level.

Ranking and selection by the council members is “blind.” The employee name and work area on the nomination form will be hidden from the council, thus we are asking for the nominator’s cooperation in not mentioning names and work areas in the narrative, when possible. Nominees who are not selected as the CEOM, will be considered for two additional months. As the recipient of the nomination forms, I do not participate in the rating of nominees.

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College of Southern Nevada and Arizona State University Partner to Offer College Students Transfer Pathways with MyPath2ASU™ Collaboration

The College of Southern Nevada is pleased to announce a new alliance with Arizona State University to provide students a seamless transfer experience with the MyPath2ASU program. The program allows students to plan for the steps needed to transfer at the start of their college experience and plan their transfer to ASU, ensuring a smooth transition process and supporting student success.


MyPath2ASU™ is a set of customized tools available to transfer students. These tools ensure a seamless transfer experience to ASU after earning credits or an associate degree from a U.S. community college or university and shortening the time to degree completion.
“We are proud to work with Arizona State University to offer pathways for our students to continue to pursue their goals in higher education. Offering a seamless transfer experience is central to our mission to empower our students and communities to achieve, succeed and prosper,” said CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza.

Through this partnership, students will have access to personalized benefits to help them navigate the transfer experience, to include:


• End-to-end learner navigation through course-by-course guided pathways
• Ensure course applicability by assisting students with taking courses that apply to their associate and ASU bachelor’s degree
• Guaranteed general admission to ASU and admission into MyPath2ASU™ major choice if all requirements are satisfied; Some majors have additional or higher admission requirements
• More than 400 course-by-course guided pathways ASU degree programs
ASU and the College of Southern Nevada will work collaboratively to promote educational degree pathways containing ground and online course offerings. These pathways will ensure their courses are applicable toward their degree in their chosen major and minimize credit loss.

Learn more about MyPath2ASU at https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/MyPath2ASU

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College of Southern Nevada and Arizona State University Partner to Offer College Students Transfer Pathways with MyPath2ASU™ Collaboration

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