President Ed Knudson and his wife Susan proudly presented the 2020-2021 Presidential Service Award to Kyle Jacobsen. The award was presented during the Opening Day ceremony on Friday, August 13, and will be the final award presented at Opening Day due to President Knudson’s upcoming retirement. This award will continue in perpetuity through the AVC Foundation. Each year, this award recognizes an employee who demonstrates, by action and commitment, exemplary service to the college, students, and community. The recognition includes a $500 cash award, personally provided by the Knudsons and an individual plaque that is displayed in the Administration Building. Congratulations Kyle!
An AVC graduate, Kyle Jacobsen has been a member of the Antelope Valley College team as an Academic Affairs Specialist since 2013. Kyle has been instrumental in the transition to an integrated enterprise system, Banner, beginning in 2015 and continuing. He has built course schedules and ensured that faculty assignments were correctly reconciled to the schedule. Beginning with the dramatic shift to remote learning, in March of 2020, Kyle took a leadership role in communicating schedule changes to students and faculty. Kyle’s collaboration with IT Services and his knowledge of the Banner database enabled the registration processes of the college to meet student needs and increase access.
Kyle plays the drums, is a video gamer, formerly worked at a public library, and most importantly is driven by his service to the college.
Kyle seeks responsibility, enjoys challenges, and willingly seeks innovative solutions. He is a problem-solver and approaches each challenge optimistically. His selfless dedication to the college’s students; his willingness to be of service; and his untiring desire to positively solve issues, set an example for all.