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Staff Employee Recognition Program: University

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Staff Employee Recognition Nomination Form

Staff Employee Recognition

Recognized Dec. 5, 2005

From President Alexander Gonzalez:

I am pleased to announce the names of the recipients for this quarter's Staff Employee Recognition Program: Abhay Chaturvedi, University Telecommunications Services; Vinesh Nambiar, University Enterprises, Inc.; Freddy Orozco, University Transportation & Parking; and Kirtland Stout, Environmental Health & Safety.

President Alexander Gonzalez
and Abhay Chaturvedi

Abhay Chaturvedi is a network analyst in University Telecommunications and is responsible for making sure virtually every phone and telecommunications line on campus works properly. He has provided technical support to several large, high-profile events on campus and ensured they were carried out without a hitch. Abhay's nominator indicated that he has an "unfailing dedication to providing superior customer service," and that he thinks "out of the box in order to meet client needs and expectations."
Vinesh President Alexander Gonzalez
and Vinesh Nambiar
Vinesh Nambiar works in University Enterprises, Inc. as a grants and contracts administrator. His nominator indicated that Vinesh is "consistently positive and encouraging in assisting faculty members to navigate the complicated world of administering grants and contracts," and went on to praise his ability to use humor "to create a welcoming environment and to motivate others." Vinesh's infallible knowledge of federal regulations and ability to offer workable solutions when challenges arise make him an asset to University Enterprises, Inc. and the University.
Nambiar President Alexander Gonzalez
and Vinesh Nambiar,
Abhay Chaturvedi & Kirtland Stout
Freddy Orozco is a citation appeals coordinator and employee transportation coordinator. He recently created a marketing program to encourage the use of alternate transportation options (as well as ease the difficult parking situation) called "Sac State Commute Choices." His nominator said, "Freddy talks the talk and walks the walk—he moved closer to the campus so he could ride his bike rather than drive his vehicle to work. When it comes to encouraging the use of alternate commute choices, Freddy strongly leads by his own example."
Kirtland President Alexander Gonzalez
and Kirtland Stout
Kirtland Stout serves the campus as a safety specialist in Environmental Health & Safety and has the responsibility for managing all construction and building related safety issues on the campus. His nomination form indicated that "Kirt is always looking out for the best interests of the campus and its student, employee, and visitor population by identifying hazards before they result in injuries or property damage." It went on to say that Kirt "consistently goes the extra mile without complaint," and is "intelligent, considerate, and sincere in his desire to honorably fulfill his employment responsibilities."

My 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 it.

Again, congratulations to Abhay, Vinesh, Freddy, and Kirtland.

Staff Employee Recognition Nomination Form