Human Resources

WHO Awards

Congratulations to our latest WHO award winners!

Michael Gregg and Dr. Tobin

Michael Gregg

Building and Grounds

Laura Smoak and Dr. Tobin

Laura Smoak

Healthcare Prep Administrative Assistant

Also nominated for a WHO Award in November were Terri Carroll, Tara Greene, Desirae Hook, Fred Hutto, Gaye Irick, Leah Jones and Dana McAlhany.  Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to service excellence at OCtech!

About the WHO Awards

As employees of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, we have a responsibility to give and do our best as we represent the college. OCtech Behavioral Standards were developed by our employees and exemplify the ways our college’s mission and values are to be lived out in our work each day.

Employees who demonstrate these behaviors are nominated for the WHO – WHonor Outstanding (Employees) – Award. To nominate an employee, send their name and a description of how they exhibit our behavioral standards to


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WHO winners

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WHO winners


Behavioral Standards by Month

Behavioral Standards

January  – Compassionate

Show empathy, concern and kindness towards everyone by listening and offering support.

February –  Inclusive

Cultivate an atmosphere of belonging and safe spaces for open dialogue by treating everyone without bias or discrimination.

March –


Be mindful of the mission, vision, goals and operations of the college and participate in professional development to stay current in my position.

April –


Adapt to current circumstances and be open to learning new skills to accommodate the needs of others.

May –


Demonstrate a civil and polite demeanor with my words and actions while showing consideration and appreciation for everyone.

June –


Take time to listen, understand and communicate without being hurried or dismissive.

July –


Exhibit competence, credibility and ethical behavior in my actions and appearance.

August –


Seek imaginative and progressive ways to create a better future for our students, coworkers and the community.

September –


Promote a positive work environment and support student success by being punctual, dependable and devoted in all of my interactions.

October –


Motivate and engage coworkers, students and visitors with an attitude that displays excitement and passion.

Serving the Community

 Be on the lookout as we continue to seek ways to help our community. If you have ideas, send them our way!

Send us your Service ideas!

Laney Cornelius and Susan Shaffer prepare to deliver Thanksgiving boxes and turkeys to the Salvation Army.



In 2022, OCtech employees donated 34 boxes to the Salvation Army to distribute to our students!

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WHO Nomination Form

Your name:

Name of person you want to nominate for a WHO Award:

Month/Behavioral Standard

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