Staff Employee Recognition
June 5, 2005 recipients
I am pleased to announce the names of the recipients for this quarter's
Staff Employee Recognition Program: Mery Ali-Sastra, Dining Services;
Priscilla Gandy, College of Continuing Education; and Heather McGowan,
Outreach, Admissions & Records.
Ali-Sastra works in the Dining Commons for Dining Services. She
is responsible for processing meal plans for the students living
in the residence halls as well as making the meal cards for all
those students. She does so with "great accuracy and professionalism,"
and always has a kind word for our students. The majority of students
in the Residence Halls are freshmen, and Mery meets each one and
always makes them feel welcome.
and Mery Ali-Sastra
Gandy is in the College of Continuing Education, and recently volunteered
to spearhead the reorganization of the Registration Services unit
in order to improve the quality of customer service. Her nominee
indicated that Continuing Education is already seeing "improved
customer service and financial savings to the organization."
Priscilla was also described as "a model employee that genuinely
cares about the success of the organization and that of its employees."
and Priscilla Gandy
McGowan has boosted employee morale tremendously in Outreach, Admissions
& Records by initiating the CARE Committee, which recognizes
employees’ accomplishments and milestones. Heather is a Veterans
Affairs coordinator, and provides empathy and concern to soldiers
and reservists being shipped overseas, as well as giving them peace
of mind that they can return where they left off when they come
back to school. Heather's nominator also indicated that she organized
a display honoring Sac State student veterans, and that this project
"allowed all of us to honor this segment of our campus community
for their service."
and Heather McGowan
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 December 2005, and all nominees are
eligible for the award until then. I encourage those of you who are
considering nominating an excellent employee to do so. You can help
make a deserving staff member feel great about the wonderful job they
do for the University.
congratulations to Mery, Priscilla, and Heather.
Employee Recognition Nomination Form