Staff Stars

June 2018 Staff Stars:

(*) June prize winners:  Daysi Hernandez, Denise Anderson, Gabby Lopez, Jen Leeds, Teneisa Lincoln

 

Here are partial comments from this month’s Staff Star submissions:

 

 

Aaron Allsop, Manager 1, Digital and Video Pro, Institutional Marketing

  • Aaron's job is to visualize the College through video production. His videos are not only creative and exemplary, they are works of art. He constantly finds the best stories of our students, faculty, and staff and creates videos that move the audience and help them understand the incredible College we all work at. He also can take something like Math 1050 or ePortfolios and find a way to make a humorous, entertaining, or creative video that pulls the audience in. He is also the most inclusive, open minded, and pleasant co-worker. All around good human, and incredible videographer.

 

Alex Martinez, Secretary II, Dean, Arts & Communication

  • I would like to recognize Alex as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Allie Fisher, Specialist II, Copy Center

  • Allie is a customer service representative at Printing Services, she has excellent customer service skills and is a great asset in assisting the customer with their printing needs. She takes time to answer customer's questions and making sure that the customer's job is done correctly. Allie always shows up to work with a smile on her face and is willing to help her co-workers out any way that she can. She is currently a student in the Graphic design program at Salt Lake Community College, and enjoys learning new skills both on the job and in class.

 

Cami Knapp, Specialist 3, Academic Adv, Academic Advising

  • Cami is the utmost professional. I watched in amazement as she learned about a family death while we were shorthanded at work. Cami never left her post. She stayed and worked and was a great example.

 

Charlotte Smith, Administrative Asssistant I, Multi Cultural Center

  • Unable to find a babysitter, I advised my student to just come in and see me with her kids. As we began discussing her academic plan for medical school, she was constantly being interrupted by her kids, I was a bit nervous for her as she felt that she needed to keep them busy and from running around disturbing other students. The next I know, I see Charlotte come to the mothers rescue with toys, games, etc for the kids to play with. Not only was the mother relived but I was so thankful for Charlotte's responsiveness in attending to what seemed like a daily struggle for my student. For this reason, Charlotte definitely deserves a staff star for her ability to go out of her way to make our students feel welcome and safe. We are very lucky as a department to have her as a part of our ODMA family. She brings a lot of experience and is an example of being inclusive and transforming lives in her way.

 

Cindy Hansen, Administrative Assistant I, Construction & Welding Related Technology

  • Cindy goes the extra mile in keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. She is always prepared for the functions of the office and Division.

 

Daniel DeWitt, Advisor 3, HS Transition, Disability Resource Center

  • I would like to recognize Daniel as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Dave Smith, Systems Administrator II, Information Technology

  • Dave is an amazing employee who is always willing to help our office. While his work keeps him in the background and he often goes unnoticed, without him our area would fall apart. We truly appreciate Dave for all of his hard work and for being our resident expert on all things related to Outlook including Office 365. Thank you Dave!

 

* Daysi Hernandez, Grant Officer 1, Grants & Contracts

  • She has been fantastic in helping me establish myself at the college and has made me feel comfortable at the college. It has been great to have her as a co-worker. Plus, she knows everybody!

 

Deanne Arvizu, Coordinator 3, Trng & Develop, Staff Development

  • Deanne is so organized and so great with getting stuff done. She is a good example of an amazing employee. She always has a great attitude and so much energy. She is a good supervisor and always helps out with others.

 

Dee Leo, Asst Manager, Food Serv/SoCity, Food Service South

  • Dee is an extremely talented chef and a great person to work with. He truly cares about his employees and doing a good job for the College. He is one of the most friendly and hard-working individuals that I know on campus. The College is a better place because Dee works here!

 

* Denise Anderson, Secretary III, Facilities Office

  • Denise is always pleasant and cheerful. Her knowledge and wisdom is invaluable to all who work with her. She is an incredible asset to the College!

 

Eryn Johnson, Specialist I, Staff Development

  • Eryn is a full time student at SLCC. She has only worked part-time for our department for a short period of time, but she has added so much to our area. She is the first person to greet everyone as they enter the Professional Development Center. She greets everyone with a warm smile and she is very professional. She works hard to get everything done, she has a fantastic attitude and she is always up for a new challenge. She is a real asset to our office.

 

Facilities Electricians, Electrician, Facilities Office

  • I would like to recognize the electricians for their effort less contributions to the college, along with that they are looked up to as PEERS among their colleagues -- Tony and Brody. You really feel the electricity in the air as the competition heats up, go for the hat trick, don't be shocked if they come in first place again.

 

* Gabby Lopez, Specialist II, Copy Center

  • Gabby works as a Customer Service Representative for Printing Services, she is also over invoicing of print jobs for all 3 Printing Services locations. She is attentive to the customers needs and following up with projects making sure they are completed on time. Gabby is very willing to assist her co-workers in projects that they may need help with. She has a positive attitude and a contagious smile and is great to work with!

 

Gisela Arellano Garcia, Specialist II, Admissions

  • She has been so helpful over the past year and many semesters and always greets staff and students with such a friendly smile and demeanor. She gets things done and she knows how to solve most issues that students have and if she doesn't have the immediate answer she finds the right person who does. I don't think there has been one time I left her area without knowing what needed to be done to get a student pointed in the right direction. She is a Star!

 

Glory Johnson-Stanton, Manager 1, Multicultural Stud, Multi Cultural Center

  • Glory is always there for her staff and students. She is willing to help, no matter how busy she is. She is fun to work with.

Jeff Coker, Associate Dean, Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts

  • Thank you Jeff for making our department retreat so much fun and such a success! Your leadership skills work really well in the kitchen! I enjoyed learning the many skills you taught us about preparing a fantastic, and healthy meal from scratch! Your patience was very much appreciated, and the result was a fantastic meal! I was so impressed with all of the skills I learned that day, that I purchased all of the ingredients and made the salad, potatoes and the chicken at home! Keep up the great work! Your enthusiasm for cooking fantastic food is contagious!

 

* Jen Leeds, Interpreter II, Disability Resource Center

  • Jen is always willing to help out in the office. She is great about volunteering to help on committees and is always a positive part of the office.

 

Jessica Davenport, Assistant Facilities Planner, Facilities Architects

  • Jessica is always keeping her boss in check. She is always helping out wherever needed and is willing to assist anyone and everyone.

 

Joseph Brinton, Specialist I, ID Center

  • Joseph is very knowledgeable and professional. Whenever I have an issue, I know that if he's the one to help, it will get taken care of. I really appreciate all the times he's helped me get a problem resolved or just provided me with needed information and I really think SLCC is lucky to have him.

 

Josh Elstein, Manager 1, Ctr Arts/Media, Dean, Arts & Communication

  • I would like to recognize Josh as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Juanita Bushman, Advisor 2, Academic & Career, Academic Advising

  • Juanita is an exceptional Advisor. She always takes extra time with each student she meets with, to make sure they know she truly cares about their academic success. Also, she is always willing to help with any projects that come up. For instance, Juanita helped with stuffing envelopes for a large mailing that had to go out right away. She stuffed envelopes faster than anyone. It was amazing! I appreciate Juanita for all the hard work she puts in and for the amazing person that she is.

 

Judy Calder, Administrative Asst. II, Dean, SAT & Tech Specialties

  • Judy is very helpful in everything she does, whether it's her job or in volunteering. She is awesome to work with.

 

Julie Smith, Manager 1, Interpreting, Disability Resource Center

  • Julie has been covering as one of our assistant directors while we've been looking for a replacement in addition to coordinating all of the ASL needs at the college. She is amazing.

 

Karl Gold, Campus Security Officer, Parking Services

  • Karl is friendly, willing to talk to everyone and does a really good security job.

 

Kathie Tancredi, Administrative Asst. II, Bus Dev Resources and MBRC

  • Kathie assists multiple departments with needs that vary greatly. She organizes events, completes projects, and assists others whenever she's asked. She supports a large division and is often given little direction. She thinks through the best way to approach challenges and works to ensure people have a positive experience when interfacing with our division.

 

Katie Hall, Specialist I, Admissions

  • This is Katie Hall's 2nd year with us and her knowledge of this department has been an asset in training new employees and introducing them to the counselors in the schools we serve. Her willingness to train others and her knowledge of the database, Banner and other technical software programs we use makes her such an asset in our department. Katie is a SLCC student and the students we serve naturally gravitate to her for admissions assistance. Katie is also an artist and when asked by a teacher, she was willing to teach a class in a school we served about the art she does on the side. How fortunate we have been to have her at SLCC. Thank you Katie!
  • I would like to recognize Katie as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

LaDawn Miera, Asst Registrar 2, Trans Eval, Scheduling and Academic Sup Serv

  • I'd like to compliment LaDawn for the excellent customer service she and her office provides on a daily basis. LaDawn helps students sort out their accounts and is very thorough in her explanations. Her professionalism and ability to get to the bottom of the situation is commendable. Such great customer service should be celebrated. Thank you LaDawn.

 

Laurie Rosequist, Administrative Asst. II, Office of Learning Advancement

  • She really likes her job and it shows. Laurie is always willing to help with any project. She is kind and very positive. She is a wonderful team member and contributes a lot.

Kelly Taylor, IT Lab Aide I, Information Technology

  • Kelly is an overall great guy! He is friendly to everyone. He always smiles and greets me when I walk by the computer lab. I love to watch him work in lab in the Student Center. He makes sure everything is in working order, and very neat and clean. Recently, I have observed Kelly helping a mentally challenged, part-time employee. I have seen this interaction several times and have watched Kelly as he gently helped this man lace and tie his boots. Kelly was talking and laughing with the man the whole time he knelt at his feet and tied his boots. They have such a positive relationship! It is clear the man trusts Kelly and knows he has a friend. I am proud to work with a man like Kelly! He is a great example to me and it is clear he lives the values described in the Inclusivity statement "It is the involvement and empowerment of all members of Salt Lake Community College, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized and valued." Thank you, Kelly! You are truly a Staff Star!

 

Kelsey Morales, Advisor I, Admissions

  • When I was on FMLA, she did more than her share of running the office while I was away and making sure the tours, school visits and anything that was asked of our department was completed successfully. Richard Diaz also mentioned what an asset she was in helping with the Latinos in Action Conference as our department representative. Her willingness to help others when they are in need is an asset to our department and SLCC toward increasing our enrollments. Thank you Kelsey!
  • I would like to recognize Kelsey as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Leslie Langi, Administrative Asst. II, Student Life & Leadership

  • Leslie is always putting students first. She will drop anything to help students who are a part of our student leadership, students at large, or a community member. She is the best!

 

Lisa Bradshaw, Accounting Tech 3, Paybl, Accounts Payable

  • Lisa is always so helpful. No matter the problem, she is always kind, patient and helpful. She does whatever is takes to help you resolve the issue. Big asset to the College!

 

Luz Gamarra, Coordinator 2, Multicul StuSuc, Multi Cultural Center

  • Luz has truly inspired me not only in my academic goals, but in my personal goals as well. Given her extremely busy schedule, I find it hard to understand how she finds time to make me feel like I'm a priority. Her enthusiasm and love for her work are evident in the way she treats the students and others around her. I can honestly say that she is the reason that I chose to study here and has helped me continue forward when all I wanted to do was quit.

 

MaryEtta Chase, Registrar, Registration

  • MaryEtta is just wonderful to work with! Our office relies heavily on her, and her entire department for data. Every time we have reached out she has either addressed our questions/concern promptly, or guided us to the appropriate individual to do so. It is clear that she cares deeply about the student experience at SLCC and does everything she can to ensure student success.

 

Madeline Corona, Advisor 3, Academic & Career, Academic Advising

  • Madeline is very professional in her work. She is always willing to help students, prospective students, coworkers and the community. She is the type of employee that makes any workplace environment a brighter one. She shares her knowledge and skills with her coworkers or anyone needing her help. If there is something that she doesn’t know, she never says no. She makes any effort to find the information to be able to help. She is always smiling and is welcoming to everyone that seeks her assistance. Even when she has a very busy schedule and life, she takes time to participate in volunteer work. I met her when I was a student and she helped me a great deal. Now that we are colleagues, anything I need regarding work or any question I have, I can count on her being always available for me. She is an example to follow. I can say, she lives by the mission and vision of the college…

 

McKell Anderson, Database Administrator, Information Technology

  • Most people on campus do not know who McKell is but if only they realized how much she keeps things together with our SIS. As a DBA she is responsible for ensuring that banner is up to date and functioning well for the users, among other things. She is a great support and backbone of our SIS and we could not do our job without her. Thank you McKell for everything that you do!

 

Miguel Nieto-Palma, Advisor 1, Student Recruitment, Admissions

  • I would like to recognize Miguel as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Nieshia Renckert, Specialist II, Student Center Office

  • Being relatively new to the college Nieshia has really hit the ground running. Every assignment gets completed and her personality is always happy and smiling. Employees from different departments keep saying what a pleasure it is to be able to work with her.

 

Ofa Fonna, Secretary III, Student Support Services

  • Ofa provides all students who he meets with excellent, inclusive customer service. Ofa tutors underrepresented students in Math and Science and encourages them that asking for help is a strength and that SLCC wants them to succeed.

 

Phil Pendergast, Specialist III, Schedule & Evnts, Student Center Office

  • I would like to recognize Phil as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Preston Lindtheart, Manager 1, Wellness, Human Resources

  • He really likes his job and it shows.

 

Rachel MacNeil, Volunteer, Thayne Center

  • Rachel is dedicated to serving the SLCC Community at the South City Food Pantry. She does an excellent job!

 

Rachelle Brough, Technician 2, Events, Conferencing and Facility Rntl

  • Whenever I need to schedule a room at the Miller Campus, Rachelle is quick to respond. I never have to worry about it being set up wrong or dates being wrong; she is on top of it. She checks a few days ahead of time to make sure we have everything we need. She is a great employee to work with.

 

Rebecca Armitage, Program Mgr 1, Perkins CTE, Dean, SAT & Tech Specialties

  • I would like to recognize Rebecca as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Redwood Testing Services, Testing Services, Redwood

  • The staff at the Redwood Testing Services have done so much to collaborate with the Disability Resource Center and are an invaluable part of providing equal access to students at Salt Lake Community College; from placement testing to classroom testing. I would like to thank all of the amazing employees in their testing center for being so welcoming and helpful!

 

Sam Kuhn, Web Developer III, Information Technology

  • Sam is so great to work with. He responds immediately and is patient and thorough when explaining complex issues. I appreciate all of his efforts to move requests through quickly. Sam is a gem!

 

Sharlene Thomas, Administrative Asst. I, Biology

  • I have always admired Sharlene Thomas for her willingness to help anyone who needs it. She always volunteered to usher at the graduations, hand out literature to the employees at Convocation, assist on committees, help individual employees with computer software problems, etc. I asked her to be a member of my planning committee for all of the Secretary Day events, and she gladly volunteered. If I needed a keynote speaker or if I had a topic, but no trainer to present it, Sharlene would be the first committee member to contact me with someone fantastic to do the job! She was so reliable and committed to the committee that I called her to another committee for the SLCC Administrative Assistants. I know I can always count on her for her professional opinion, and for her great connections and ideas! As an employee, Sharlene is a "five-star" employee! She is very smart, very dependable, and a real team player. She is a friend to all, and always greets each person she sees with a warm, approachable smile. If she doesn't have the information you need, she knows where to find it, and she will find it quickly. Sharlene is an honest and fair person, and she always strives to do the right thing. Sharlene is an exemplary employee. She is a real asset to Salt Lake Community College.

 

Sue Cassady, Specialist II, Enrollment Services

  • Sue is always smiling and making our office feel friendly. She is an amazing woman and someone to look up to.

 

* Teneisa Lincoln, Technician I, Dean, Science/Mathematics/Eng

  • Teneisa is always willing to take on extra projects to help others. She is always pleasant and helpful, courteous and knowledgeable.

Spencer Myers, Advisor 1, College Recruitment

  • I would like to recognize Spencer as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Stace Briggs, Secretary III, Health Sciences, Dea, School of Health Science

  • I would like to recognize Stace as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Stacey Case, Advisors 2, Program Advisor, Academic Advising

  • I would like to recognize Stacey as an integral part of the Campus Tour Team. Campus tours have hosted more than 2500 prospective students in the 2017-18 fiscal year, who visited, experienced, and connected with the programs and opportunities here at SLCC. Positive feedback about the campus tours reflects your dedication to excellence and determination to provide an exceptional experience. Thank you for assisting in establishing solid relationships with community partners, the public and private schools, and individuals desiring to learn more about a potential college experience at SLCC. Thank You, Thank You.

 

Tevita Hola, Coordinator 2, Multi Cultural, Multi Cultural Center

  • Tevita is a very dedicated, committed, and passionate Advisor. I have witnessed on several occasions his willingness to ensure that the students he meets with are treated with respect and dignity and he always makes sure to help those in need. Tevita often goes out of his way to help students he meets around the campus even when it is not his job. I thank Tevita for his leadership and dedication combined with this teamwork and work ethic.
  • T is fun to work with and cares about students and his co-workers. He is dedicated to his students and others. Always willing to go the extra mile.