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Parmet named Bay College TORCH Award winner

Penney Parmet

ESCANABA — Penney Parmet has been selected as Bay College’s quarterly TORCH Award winner for December 2020 to February 2021. Parmet is a part-time instructor and K-12 education coordinator for the Social and Behavioral Science Division.

She teaches classes in interpersonal communication, exploring teaching and educational psychology. In addition to her work with students at Bay College, Parmet also is an English/language arts and academic success teacher and mentor with the Upper Peninsula Virtual Academy online school for kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition, she is a mentor leader for the Michigan Virtual program with the state.

She was nominated by one of her students for going above and beyond to support student success. The student noted in the nomination, “She is always willing to help, no matter the time of day, even at night. She makes sure you’re on track and if you’re not, she will try any way to help you. She understands people have outside things to deal with, so she offers extra credit through mentoring options. It is not just an extra credit assignment; she is giving us an experience.”

Parmet’s commitment and dedication shows not only how she meets expectations but how she exceeds them.

The purpose of the TORCH Award is to give personal recognition to those employees on Bay College’s campuses dedicated to the college’s mission through their attitude, commitment and dedication toward the higher education learning environment. TORCH stands for: Team player; Outstanding performance; Responsive to others; Conscientious to the mission of Bay; and Helpful to all.

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