Staff Employee Recognition
Feb. 27, 2006
I am pleased to announce the names of the recipients for this quarter's
Staff Employee Recognition Program:
Dahlberg, Athletic Advising Program; La Tina Gago, Student Academic
Support and Educational Equity Programs; Kelley Lewis, Campus Catering
Department; and Pat Vercruyssen, CSUS Trust Foundation.
and Laurie Dahlberg
Dahlberg is an assistant coordinator in the Athletic Advising Program
and has been a member of the campus community since 1989 as an undergraduate,
a graduate, and then as a staff member. She has a large caseload
of students whom she advises, and her nominator wrote, "When
students come to Laurie with a concern, she makes it her personal
goal to see the problem through to completion … and exhausts
all possible resources to help each individual student." Dahlberg
is also the campus liaison to the NCAA for 6th Year Scholarships,
and over the last eight years, more than 20 student athletes have
been awarded these scholarships. Dahlberg’s nominator attributed
much of this success to her hard work and persistence.
Gago is an administrative support coordinator in Student Academic
Support and Educational Equity Programs. Gago’s nominator
was impressed by her consistently positive attitude, as well as
her devotion and loyalty to her position, and indicated that she
is "never one to complain" and "her demeanor under
pressure is unflappable and takes all challenges in stride."
Her nominator went on to highlight Gago’s steady role as a
team player and mentioned that her dedication to providing the best
service possible and her ability to communicate well with all constituencies
are some of her greatest assets.
and La Tina Gago
Lewis is being recognized for her work in the Campus Catering Department.
Her nominator indicated that Lewis goes the extra mile to meet the
needs of the employees as well as the customers in the Catering
Department and the University Center Restaurant. She does what needs
to be done, whether it's "waiting tables during times of transition
of staff, assisting in the kitchen, assisting with menu development,
or working closely with the marketing department to develop materials
for promotion." Her nominator went on to say that Lewis is
dedicated to constant improvement within the department and ensuring
customers' needs are not only met, but exceeded.
and Kelley Lewis
Vercruyssen has provided accounting services to the CSUS Trust Foundation
for several years. Her nominator acknowledged that through her skilled,
professional accounting, "she attends to the financial needs
of the Trust Foundation as though the fund there were her own,"
and that her "accounting knowledge and ethical standards"
have served the Trust Foundation and the University extremely well
over the years. The closing sentence stated, "In short, she
is a valued and trusted professional who quietly and effectively
does an excellent job for the Trust Foundation and the campus."."
thanks to everyone who sent in nomination forms for the Staff Employee
Recognition Program. We will keep all the nominations as part of the
continuing pool of nominees until September 2006, and all nominees are
eligible for the award until then. I encourage those of you who are
considering nominating a deserving employee to do so. It is incredibly
gratifying to see employees receive this award who so richly deserve
congratulations to Laurie, La Tina, Kelley, and Pat.
Employee Recognition Nomination Form