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Schapel receives Meritorious Service Award


Randy Schapel
Randy Schapel

Randy Schapel, Director of Networking for Mott Community College, was recognized on May 17 with the Meritorious Service Award for his work as Chairperson of the Merit Advisory Council. Merit Internet is a regional network developed specifically for non-profit organizations.

The Meritorious Service Award recognizes individuals who have shown a long-term dedication to Merit's mission through their support and involvement.

“Randy Schapel has been a key contributor to Merit community leadership, representing Merit Members as the Chair of the Merit Advisory Council for the past three years,” said Joseph Sawasky, President and CEP of Merit during the award presentation. “He is also a great story-teller!” Sawasky added.

“Randy most certainly deserves this award,” said Cheryl Shelton, Chief Technology Officer for MCC. “His commitment and dedication to improving IT services at the College and throughout the industry are truly admirable.”

In addition to his role as director of network services for Mott Community College, Schapel has worked in many roles in educational IT, including help desk, Unix/Linux system administrator, manager and now director. He received his B.S. in computer science from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea Ohio, and earned his M.S. in management information systems at the University of Michigan-Flint. Randy spends a great deal of time planning and implementing cost saving open source solutions over proprietary solutions.

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