ABA Publishes 2011/2012 Report of Accomplishments
Each year a comprehensive report on the many accomplishments and noteworthy activities of ABA is published. These reports include many highlights from the previous year, including the completion of major projects, fundamental divisional changes, staff recognition events, and process and service improvements. The 2011/12 report highlights staff professionals who were recognized for the many improvements made during the year.
To view the 2011/2012 ABA Report of Accomplishments, click here.
ABA Celebrates Alumni Month
ABA alumni, students, friends and families are invited to celebrate with fellow Hornets throughout April during Alumni Month. The University will honor its more than 215,000 alumni with a host of events on campus and around the region.
A complete calendar of Alumni Month events and more information are available at SacStateAlumni.com/AlumniMonth.
To view and celebrate ABA's Alumns, click here.
Thank Someone Using the ABA Thank-You Blog
Has someone done something recently for you that deserves mention? Or maybe you received help from a colleague on a difficult assignment? Or perhaps you simply want to recognize someone for doing a great job; these are just some of the reasons to use the ABA Thank You Blog.
The ABA Thank-You Blog allows employees to recognize their colleagues by writing a "Thank You" message that is forwarded to the recipient and posted to a blog. This is the perfect type of tool to use when you want to show someone how much you appreciate their hard work. Submit a Thank You today!
Staff Spotlight - Joey Martinez: Facilities Services Recycling Coordinator
This spotlight was also included in ABA's Spring 2012 FOCUS Newsletter. To view the entire article, click here.
What are some of the unique aspects of your job?
Since ‘Recycling’ is an ever evolving venture, I get the opportunity to become both a student and teacher of the new and evolving processes. I get the chance to learn about the latest recycling news, and then reinterpret that into a viable campus program where I can help educate the campus community.
What are some examples of your daily duties?
Auditing current recycling programs on campus to make sure that the results are not only meeting the contractual obligations of said program, but also to spot for areas of improvement in Sac State’s recycling efforts. A portion of my day allows me to be out and about on campus to make sure things are going well. I spend time with customers answering recycling questions and arranging recycling opportunities. I am the editor for our Facilities Services newsletter, The Pipeline, so I also busy myself with promoting some of the great work being done by our staff.
Who are your primary customers?
Everyone on campus is my customer whether they realize it or not. Everyone on this campus—staff, student and faculty alike—produces waste of some kind. It’s my job to manage recyclable aspects of those waste streams and hopefully divert as much as possible of it from the landfill.
What are your biggest, yet most rewarding challenges?
Because everyone knows they’re supposed to recycle, it’s become an everyday ordinary practice—which is good in one respect! It’s my job to not only manage the recycling programs, but to try to publicize it in a manner that keeps it ever fresh and prominent in peoples’ minds. It’s great that it’s a daily practice—we just don’t want it to become"just" an everyday practice.
What do you like best about your job?
The sheer amount of people with whom I come into contact on any given day! Recycling is something that occurs throughout the entire campus and, because of that, I find myself meeting many different members of the campus community. It keeps things fresh, and I continue to learn more about the people of Sac State.
What is your favorite aspect of working on campus?
Because the campus exists to foster the education of so many minds, there’s always a certain palpable energy in the students and faculty, as well as the staff. That energy can breed passion, and that’s a wonderful thing to witness. I hope to be able to direct some of that passion into recycling by working with both students and staff alike.
Why and how would someone contact you?
Anyone who has any kind of question about a recycling program here on campus should give me a call at 278-5801 or email me at email@example.com. Currently we recycle e-waste, metals, green waste, tires, paper, cardboard, toner and ink cartridges, wood, old furniture, bottles and cans, and are working on plans to expand into others arenas of recycling very soon. I can assist in answering questions on any of those programs. Other reasons someone might contact me would be to inquire about arrangements for the shredding of confidential files or for special office purges. Our recycling programs are free to much of the campus community (for campus-generated waste), so please feel free to contact me before tossing something into the garbage.
University Police Officer Honored
Sacramento State Police Officer Nathan Rice was presented with a California MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Hero award at the 14th Anniversary of the MADD California Statewide Law Enforcement and Community Recognition Dinner on June 2, 2012. The award recognizes officers for helping to combat drunk driving and maintain safer roadways and communities.
Each year California MADD awards law enforcement individuals and departments, state park agencies, media partners and community advocates from across the state whose actions and policies are aligned with MADD's mission to prevent drunk driving, educate the public on its effects, support victims and prevent underage drinking. This year’s event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento hosted over 600 participants from 53 of California’s 58 counties.
ABA Publishes 2010/2011 Report of Accomplishments
Each year a comprehensive report on the many accomplishments and noteworthy activities of ABA is published. These reports include many highlights from the previous year, including the completion of major projects such as The WELL, fundamental divisional changes, staff recognition events, and process and service improvements. The 2010/11 report highlights staff professionals who were recognized for the many improvements made during the year.
ABA's VP and CFO Ming-Tung "Mike" Lee invites you to peruse the reporting, stating, "ABA's accomplishments can be credited to our dedicated and competent staff. It is a tribute to their professionalism that the division has maintained a focus on the University’s fundamental values, despite financial difficulties. Because of this, ABA continues to make a difference for students, faculty, staff and others in our campus community. I hope you will enjoy reading about our achievements, and join me in celebrating ABA’s staff professionals for their contributions to the division and the University over the past year."
To view the 2010/2011 ABA Report of Accomplishments, click here.
Freddy Orozco, assistant to the senior director, University Transportation & Parking Services (UTAPS), was named 2011 Parking Professional of the Year by the California Public Parking Association (CPPA). The award was presented at the CPPA Annual Conference in Oakland on November 3, 2011.
Award recipients are recognized for their creativity and innovation; contributions to their institutions, to the CPPA, and to the parking industry; and for demonstration of dedication to the industry through efforts to increase the awareness of the parking profession.