SPRING AWARDS SPOTLIGHT STAFF
This year, ABA's staff professionals stepped up efforts to recognize their colleagues, with close to 50 nominations submitted for the Staff Peer awards, a 20 percent increase over 2010.
Awardees and nominees were honored at the ABA Staff Professionals meetings on May 9 and 10, to ensure that all division staff could participate in applauding award recipients.
Vice President Mike Lee presented awards to recipients recommended by a team of staff peers representing ABA's various families, some of whom received awards in 2010. The categories and this years' winners include:
- Customer Service: Debbie Smith, Accounts Payable
- Excellence: Norman Kwong, Budget Planning & Administration
- Positive Attitude: Jorge Chavez, Automotive Services
- Problem Solver: Brian Geimer, Reprographics
- Professionalism: Nancy McCarty, Accounting Services
- Teamwork: Jayme Gutierrez, University Transportation & Parking Services
To view the full list of nominees and award recipient photos, click here
LEADERSHIP AWARDS HONOR VALUED STAFF, TEAMS, MANAGER
ABA's Leadership Peer awards represent valued staff and teams nominated by division managers. Managers also recognize their administrative peers across ABA. The 2010/11 Leadership Peer award went to Linda Hafar (pictured top left), in recognition of her efforts to advance sustainable practices on campus. Team awards went to the Facilities Services Residence Hall custodial team, the Risk Management Safety Team, and the expanded Capital Planning Team, which includes UEI personnel and industry consultants. Valued Staff Awards went to Brian Sarantopulous, Nooria Kakar, Thurman Watson, Fuey Saecho, Thomas Moon (starting at top right, pictured above clockwise), and Dale Clack, Robert Daclan, Candace Ensley and Norman Kwong. To view all of this years' photos, click here.
AWARDS CELEBRATE EMPLOYEE MILESTONES
IT'S TIME TO SAY "THANK YOU"
It's year-end, the ideal time to say thanks to those who have helped and supported you throughout the year. The ABA Thank-You Blog, accessible to all ABA staff members, is a great way to let everyone know about the teamwork that makes ABA such a great place to work. Using the Blog, you can post a quick and easy thank you message to the person of your choice. An alert will be sent by e-mail to the recipient. Don't let a good opportunity go to waste.