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James Dudek - nominated 5/23/2017 "James's dept is in the midst of laying off several employees. As a manager, he has been involved in this difficult process, throughout which he has worked behind the scenes to make the notifications smooth and as caring as possible for all concerned: the affected employees, his fellow managers, the staff remaining behind, and for us HR folks who were there to implement  the actions." (Suzanne Krivoy, CSS HR)

CSS RA Pre Award Team - nominated 5/22/2017 "The team has worked very hard this past year to provide Faculty with the best proposal service they can possibly provide by working more cohesively, sharing knowledge with one another and leveraging resources across the team." (Jenny Dizon, CSS RA)

Elizabeth Sundstrom - nominated 5/22/2017 "She is just the best co-worker to have. She is reliable, a total team player and so great to worth with." (Monica Garcia, VCUE)

Catherine Grey (IST –OCIO) – nominated 4/3/2017 "Catherine is always there to provide back up to cover the reception window when I am out. She is a reliable colleague and offers great customer service to the staff and visitors at Warren Hall!"(Johnny Dunn, IST-OCIO)

Office of Gift Planning - nominated 4/19/2017 "The Office of Gift Planning is always a pleasure to work with. They deliver information quickly and with a (virtual) smile. I am impressed with their strong work ethic, attention to detail, and willingness to collaborate across teams. I'm down with OGP. Yeah, you know me." (Rachel Humphrey, UDAR)

Direct Response Marketing - nominated 4/14/2017 "DRM has been a great partner to the Cal Parents team and so many of our campus colleagues. They take the time to truly help each other and excel through collaboration and innovation. We are so fortunate to have these lovely folks on our team." (Kelly Yun, Cal Parents)

Class Campaigns - nominated 4/14/2017 "Class Campaigns does an incredible job in collaborating not only with each other, but with our campus colleagues to excel in partnership with each other - this results in the success of their program as well as the success of our unit as a whole. Through the thoughtfulness and talent behind these many lovely folks, Berkeley's fundraising efforts simply achieve more." (Kelly Yun, Cal Parents)

Karla Rodebush - nominated 3/22/2017 "Karla has done an incredible job shifting gears from being on the front lines to also taking on her new management role as Interim Director. Her demonstrated efforts and willingness to learn and grow together as a team are truly inspirational." (Kelly Yun, Parent Philanthropy & Engagement)

Michelle Mielke Walsh - nominated 3/22/2017 "Michelle is a team player through and through - she is always thinking of ways to improve the program beyond the scope of her day-to-day work, and embodies inclusiveness and excellence as both a colleague and friend!" (Kelly Yun, Parent Philanthropy & Engagement)

Phillip Larkin - nominated 3/21/2017 "When Phillip facilitates our bi-weekly meetings, he always makes sure they are inclusive and effective.  He ensures that we all have an opportunity to share our ideas and have our voices heard by checking in with all of the attendees.  He also puts time and thought into each meeting to make sure that they are going to be efficient and productive." (Jessica Chin, University Development and Alumni Relations)

Alvin Allarde (IST- Infrastructure Services) - nominated 2/7/2017 "Thank You Alvin for creating template in Service Now.  This effort will improve our process when we receive account request.  I also like to Thank You upon recognizing the busy workload of other team members and taking on the patching work which help improve Security and Service Management." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Gwen Davies (IST- Infrastructure Services) - nominated 2/4/2017 "I would like to thank Gwen Davies, for helping her team member on his tickets. It improved service delivery and it helped her team member to focus on finishing important projects." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Kevin Burney (IST- Infrastructure Services) - nominated 2/4/2017 "I would like to thank Kevin Burney, for helping his team member on his tickets. It improved service delivery and it helped his team member to focus on finishing important projects." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Jeff Makaiwi (IST-UNIX) - nominated 2/4/2017 "I would like to thank Jeff for helping us on Oracle patching while his team member was out on urgent leave.  I appreciate Jeff's attention on service delivery and helping his team member." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Jeff Makaiwi (IST–UNIX) - nominated 2/2/2017 "Jeff's immense assistance to SAIT Applications on migrating 16 RHEL 5 hosts to a smaller number of RHEL 6 hosts, in the time period of Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017, was Super Beneficial and especially helpful to us. His accurate, clear technical advice got us over the hump several times. His work is appreciated, valued, and admired!" (Ken Papai, SAIT)

Michael Leefers (IST–Platforms Infrastructure) - nominated 12/5/2016 "Thank you Michael for covering Doc duty on Nov 7th while your teammate was out sick." (Amit Singh, IST-Infrastructure Services)

Gwen Davies (IST–Infrastructure Services) - nominated 12/5/2016 "I would to Thank You Gwen for helping teammate on their tickets. Gwen's effort will help fulfill client's request on time and it will also help her teammates to stay focused on important projects." (Amit Singh, IST-Infrastructure Services)

Kevin Burney (IST–Infrastructure Services) - nominated 12/1/2016 "In a current busy environment where everyone is busy, Kevin stepped up to help on patching PeopleSoft disaster recovery servers which freed up some of other team members time who are working on very tight deadlines and ever changing project demands. I would like to Thanks and Appreciate Kevin for stepping up to help his team members on this along with further learning of PeopleSoft environment." (Amit Singh, IST-Infrastructure Services)

Hannah Frankel (SIS) - nominated 11/23/2016 "Hannah has been a great colleague who is smart, well-articulated, and hardworking. We are a small team of three with a lot on our plates, and Hannah has helped the team tremendously with her contributions. Even though she is new to the work, she quickly learns the campus policies, business processes, and new technology. One specific example is her help with posting transfer and test credits for new admits. She was able to apply what she learned in training and the business process guides to sail through the work. Together, we were able to tackle hundreds of transfer credit models in a few short weeks." (Tran Ha, SIS)

Jake Tracy (SIS) - nominated 11/23/2016 "My working relationship with Jake is a great example of collaboration between teams that are both low on staff, big on workload, and even bigger on ideas. Jake is always approachable, easy to work with, and helpful. If I have any questions about the Academic Progress Report, Jake would thoroughly explain how things work and follow up with me. He even responds to my trivial questions like how to use Blue Jeans. Overall, I appreciate his attention, patience, and willingness to help." (Tran Ha, SIS)

Jackson Leisure - nominated 11/30/2016 "Jackson portrays both a warm and professional demeanor with both his fellow coworkers and the people he serves. Always with a smile, he is kindhearted and approachable, but never loses site of his principles. It was an honor working with him!" (Belinda, ETS Consultant (former))

Clarissa Fermin (IST-OCIO) - nominated 11/15/2016 "I want to thank Clarissa for being such a great teammate.  Specifically, for assisting me with a catering order that needed to be placed on a day I was out of the office.  I was and am able to depend on Clarissa as a back-up, and not worry if things will be taken care of if I am out of the office.  Thank you Clarissa for always being so helpful, attentive, and such a hard worker!" (Stephanie Sorensen, IST-OCIO)

Michelle White (SAIT) - nominated 11/14/2016 "Michelle was instrumental in helping coordinate the StarRez 10.0 upgrade and coordinating the work and issues with our customers in Student Conduct and the Advocate vendor." (Andy Cho, SAIT)

Thomas Tang (University Relations) - nominated 10/31/2016 "Whenever I have a technical question for Thomas, he never hesitates to share his thoughts." (Jinyi Wang, University Relations)

Gretchen Peters (SIS) - nominated 10/24/2016 "Thank you Gretchen for always being willing to do the work you do, as it's not an easy task when a million things are flying in your direction at once.  Thank you for be willing and able to take over the project go live changes.  Not many know how much of a tedious task it is to take on.  You ROCK!" (Michelle Caruso, SIS)

Michelle Caruso (SIS) - nominated 10/18/2016 "Michelle provided valuable knowledge transfer as I transitioned into her former Change Management responsibility on the SIS Project.  Michelle guided me through the weekly process steps she designed in JIRA, Google sheets, Microsoft Access and CalShare.  Michelle has continued to field my questions and provide guidance for new or complex change management issues, even after moving to her new role as Business Analyst." (Gretchen Peters, SIS)

Lisa Chang (SIS RP) - nominated 10/13/2016 "Lisa played an important role in supporting the Graduate team during an extremely hectic and difficult time.  She took on complex tasks with grace, was a positive influence at all times and was a valuable team member.  It was great working with her and I look forward to more projects with her." (David Triebwasser, SIS)

Sara Gonzales - nominated 9/28/2016 "Extremely gifted communicator, expert in processes and reliable colleague." (Katayoon Anoushiravani, Team 9)

Andy Chen - nominated 9/27/2016 "I love that he's so responsive and action-oriented, especially through Slack. But also, that he's very affable and eager to help both clients as well as other consultants. For example, he took time out of his shift to teach another consultant proper use of the MakerSpace. Thanks Andy!" (Kenneth Kao, ETS)

David Triebwasser (SIS) - nominated 9/20/2016 "Thanks David for being on the frontline of Grad Award Entry ServiceNow requests from staff and helping triage and resolve complex award entry issues effectively. Award Entry situation is much improved with your dedicated support, technical understanding, and ability to solve problems. Appreciate the collaborative approach you take in team meetings and problem resolution." (Lisa Chang, SIS)

Janet Guastavino (SIS) - nominated 9/20/2016 "Thanks Janet for your amazing training work on preparing job aids for the ImageNow and Webnow areas of SIS. You've been wonderful to work with and your work is exceptional and done in a timely manner. I appreciate the great work and spirit you bring to helping our campus partners get comfortable using the new Imaging tools." (Lisa Chang, SIS)

Kyra Troyan - nominated 9/20/2016 "Thanks Kyra! Great working with you on the Grad Award Entry area, and your training documentation is really helpful. Thanks for dedication to support good understanding around this highly complex new business and system process." (Lisa Chang, SIS)

We imagine and INNOVATE

Iberia Zafira - nominated 5/16/2017 "Iberia has consistently gone above and beyond her job to provide new detailed, informative,  and helpful information to help the Cal Parents Team excel in our role. She thinks outside the box and helps drive strategy and new ways of thinking. Her success in going above and beyond to provide the best information she can, helps us succeed together. " (Colleen Cahill, Cal Parents - University Development and Alumni Relations)

Glenda DeGuzman (IST – Admin IT) - nominated 4/28/2017 "Glenda is extremely thorough and makes sure she understands the goal(s) of the development. This consistently results in an extremely well thought through deliverable that often exceeds the initial goal(s). She is willing to take the time to answer questions. She often puts in extra hours to ensure timelines are met. In addition to fully understanding the intent of her work, she cares about it and those two qualities result in excellent employees and contributions to the workplace." (Dana Kowalski, Controllers Immediate Office)

Samantha Zepeda (Haas – Development & Alumni Relations) - nominated 4/4/2017 "Samantha has great attention to detail and many great ideas. She is levering her outside experience and sharing her knowledge with the team to develop new business process improvements." (Karen Latora, HAAS – Advancement Services)

Kari Peterson (Haas - Development & Alumni Relations) – nominated 4/4/2017 "Kari is committed to sharing her knowledge and setting a great example of teamwork in our unit." (Karen Latora, HAAS – Advancement Services)

Michael Leefers (IST – Infrastructure Services) – nominated 3/13/2017 "I would like to Thank You Michael Leefers upon working on defining roles and responsibilities of Office 365 and Azure. This process involves other service partners/units and he worked successfully with them in this important task." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Charlie Kassier (SAIT) - nominated 11/15/2016 "Charlie did a fantastic job on creating programs and running the processes to create transcript images for the Student Information Systems project. He did this for the School of Law and the rest of the campus. This created images for over 500,000 transcripts." (Andy Cho, SAIT)

Andrea Lloys (SIS) - nominated 10/24/2016 "Andrea has done such a great job developing eForms, despite all the constraints and daily challenges she faces.  She upholds a positive attitude and is always going the extra mile to get things done, and make people happy." (Michelle Caruso, SIS)

Barbara Sowden (SIS) – nominated 10/24/2016 "THANK you Barbara, for being the most amazing person ever!  No really though, thank you for always willing to take some time to teach me your ways.  I know we have a lot going on, but when you take them time to help me learn and grow daily, it means a lot. I can only hope one day I will know half as much as you!" (Michelle Caruso, SIS)

Jenny Chu - nominated 9/28/2016 "She is professional, immensely kind and one of the strongest people I've met." (Katayoon Anoushiravani, Team 9)


Anne Aaboe (SIS) - nominated 10/24/2016 "Anne has been one of the best mentors I've had.  She is always encouraging us to look outside of the box, and at the bigger picture.  Her knowledge is insurmountable, is always helpful and great at motivating us to do better." (Michelle Caruso, SIS)

Joe Luang (CSS-IT) - nominated 8/29/2016 "I had the chance to meet Joe last week as he was currently updating DAR's operating system. He came over to my desk as I was next on his que and asked if he could schedule some time to modify my computer. He was nice and extremely professional. After scheduling our appointment, he was punctual and was extremely knowledgeable of his duties. He even went as far to let me know if there were going to be any delays.  We need more people like Joe!" (Tony Shavers, Development & Alumni Relations)

Communications - nominated 5/25/2016 "They simplify a lot of work and automate things, which saves me a lot of time" (Sudarshan, Communications)

We are ACCOUNTABLE to each other

Chancellor's Office EA's - nominated 5/22/2017 "Jenny, Kathleen & Carolyn have been so supportive of me during a difficult time dealing with health issues.  They have gone above and beyond to take care of many of my responsibilities so that I could take the time off work that I needed for recovery.  They are accommodating of my new part-time schedule.  Their guidance, patience and understanding have made all the difference.  These ladies are the definition of what team work is really about. " (Connie Gutierrez, Chancellor's Immediate Office)

Brenda Illescas (Haas - Development & Alumni Relations) - nominated 4/4/2017 "Brenda has taken on the lead role in managing the student workers for our team.  She has built a strong team of capable students." (Karen Latora, HAAS – Advancement Services)

Kelly McNeese - nominated 3/22/2017 "Kelly is very supportive of her team, encouraging each member to follow professional development opportunities whenever possible. Her flexibility and support is greatly appreciated." (Phillip Larkin, Donor and Gift Services, UDAR)

Judy Stern (ETS) - nominated 11/8/2016 "Judy takes the time to proactively prioritize work that is not the most urgent and on fire, but is still really important to her colleagues and the department. In particular, I really appreciate that she is always the first service lead to update her service status! Thanks for making my work easier :)" (Nicole Sattler, ETS)

Keith Chan (University Relations) - nominated 10/31/2016 "Keith always tries to give a timely response to my request at work." (Jinyi Wang, University Relations)

Aswan Movva (IST-Enterprise Data) - nominated 10/26/2016 "Thanks Aswan for working after hours, and with very short notice, to apply an emergency Weblogic security patch to our Cal Answers Servers.  Your prompt action ensured the integrity of the Cal Answers reporting environment with minimal impact to our customers." (Max Michel, IST-Enterprise Data)

Stephanie Sorensen (IST-Office of the CIO) - nominated 10/26/2016 "For the past two Consulting Summits (April and October 2016), Stephanie has shepherded me through the process of ordering lunch for the participants -- placing the order, confirming with the vendor, getting chart strings and approvals from within OCIO/IST, etc.  With all the many arrangements to be made for the event, having Stephanie's help with the food order has been a life-saver.  Even as I become more familiar with the process, Stephanie provides the "last-mile" support that would be a big burden to me.  So, on behalf of Quinn Dombrowski, David Greenbaum, the summit participants and myself, A BIG THANK YOU, STEPHANIE!!" (Rick Jaffe, IST-Research Information)

OLLI Staff - nominated 9/14/2016 "The OLLI @ Berkeley Staff Team, willingly and consistently work together to ensure support of each other, appropriate division of labor during peak times and never "pass the buck". The staff have become a cohesive unit and always work well together. This has resulted in improved morale and a confidence essential to achieving the successful completion of daily shared goals and objectives." (Lisa Hardy, Other Lifelong Learning Institute)

We focus on SERVICE

Jessica Jones - nominated 5/23/2017 "Jessica is an extraordinary colleague who always put our CalTeach students first and does her absolute best to make sure they have a positive experience while in CalTeach. " (Maritza Drotleff, CalTeach Program Coordinator/BSMI)

Jennifer McNulty - nominated 5/23/2017 "It usually takes Jenny one interaction to hear a student group's or department's concern(s) before she develops a workable plan to improve the quality of the experience. One example is with the need students expressed to better understand their funding opportunities. She utilized our partnerships with Bank of the West, the ASUC, the ASUC Business and Finance department, and additional collaborators to host an inaugural funding fair. Jenny constantly challenges our office to consider what a given process might be like from the student's perspective, and she strives to provide them transparency, clear communication, and thorough support. She's an incredible mentor and contribution to our office." (Lyone Conner, LEAD Center)

Susan Pospiech - nominated 5/22/2017 "Susan Pospiech is a team player, demonstrates a high level of integrity, and strong organizational skills providing superlative service for a variety of time sensitive projects.  For example, in April/May 2017 she managed multiple Plan Review requests working with project managers, in addition to working with our Business Manager  on our C&D staff relocation/office moves.  Susan somehow met all the complex deadlines and made it  seem effortless, managing to stay laser focused.  Susan is an exemplary employee." (Percy Fordyce, Construction and Design)

Emily Ufheil-Somers - nominated 5/4/2017 "Emily excels in event planning and execution and specifically helped me greatly to ensure the highest quality and effectiveness of the Women in Leadership Reception." (Elizabeth Friedman Branoff, Major Gifts, Development and Alumni Relations)

Andrew "Drew" Ollero  - nominated 5/3/2017 "Drew hit the ground running with our student campaigns and has been an amazing addition to the team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of working with degree programs. I am thankful to work alongside him and soak in his knowledge. His dedication to servicing each degree program is outstanding and helping them strategically fund-raise for their class. " (Tony Shavers III , DAR-HAAS)

Blaine Isbelle (IST- Infrastructure Services) - nominated 4/16/2017 "Thank you Blaine for quickly taking care of the UHS's urgent request on Saturday 4/16.  Your prompt response helped in securing customer's environment and providing excellent service." (Amit Singh, IST – Infrastructure Services)

Lexie Patten (IST-API) - nominated 4/13/2017 "Lexie gave a very fast and super clear response to my time-sensitive (but minor) issue with the CSAC website." (Devin Jones, Berkeley Law)

Michella Arechiga - nominated 4/13/2017 "Michelle always goes above and beyond by looking at every situation and process from the perspective of our clients. She is always willing to take extra steps to make sure that her clients and teammates receive top level service." (Darryl San Pedro, CSS HR Service Delivery)

Stefanie Kalem - nominated 3/22/2017 "Stefanie is a superhuman project manager She juggles tasks and people in a way that makes everyone feel included and confident that everything is getting done, and getting done right. I wish I could work with her on all my MarComm projects. STEFANIE!!!" (Rachel Humphrey, UDAR - Donor and Gift Services)

Inette Dishler (Central HR - Incentive Award Programs) - nominated 3/20/2017 "Inette taught a class on communications for SAIT staff that was very well received by all. She went out of her way to help design a curriculum that would work for an IT group. Thanks Inette for taking the time to support our staff in their professional development!" (James Dudek, SAIT)

Dana Lund (HAAS Core Programs) - nominated 3/20/2017 "Dana exemplifies excellent customer service. I was recently at the Re-Imagining IT event he was helping coordinate and realized I need more materials for a work session. Dana went out of his way to make sure our needs were met." (James Dudek, SAIT)

Jeff McCullough (IST - Info Svcs & Tech Imm Office) - nominated 3/13/2017 "A big shout out to Jeff for his help with updating several CalNet SPAs that we had exceeded the character limit. Without Jeff's help, I would have lost several hours' worth of work on the Email Simplification Program. Thanks to Jeff's quick turnaround we were able to launch our new interface on time." (Jennifer Bellenger, IST-API)

Ben Kaaya (CSS-IT) - nominated 3/13/2017 "Ben works patiently with us whenever we need something. He always tries to look for resolutions and provides great IT service. Our department is very happy to receive great IT service from him." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Ilona Ozmon (IST – Infrastructure Services) – nominated 3/10/2017 "I would like to Thank You Ilona Ozmon for taking care of ETS Junction project. While we are running low on resources, she was still able to finish this project well before the deadline. We appreciate her dedication and commitment to work." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Communications Team - Central HR - nominated 3/9/2017 "The Central Human Resources Communications Team led by Douglas and with support from student assistant, Sudarshan, has redesigned the CHR website into a visually attractive and significantly more accessible resource for everything related to HR. In particular, I am grateful that they developed the Encore Bears website for retiree rehires and made it easy to navigate and light years better than before. With appreciation to both of them." (Marilyn Byrne, Central Human Resources)

Kellsie Adams (IST-Telecom) - nominated 2/27/2017 "This nomination is long overdue... I'm extremely grateful to Kellsie for her continuous support on multiple occasions. She's very knowledgeable, resourceful, and always willing to help. In addition, Kellsie has great customer service, always giving more than 100% and great job on keeping her clients updated!" (Charles Lam, Haas Technology Solutions)

Kathy Mendonca (Central HR) - nominated 2/27/2017 "Kathy adapted a KEYS course and taught it to SAIT staff.  Because of her work we now have a common language around meeting facilitation in our department. She is a great teacher as well!" (James Dudek, SAIT Information Tech)

Suzy Thorman (Central HR) - nominated 2/27/2017 "Kathy adapted a KEYS course and taught it to SAIT staff.  Because of her work we now have a common language around meeting facilitation in our department. She is a great teacher as well!" (James Dudek, SAIT Information Tech)

Clarissa Fermin (IST-Info Svcs & Tech Imm Office) - nominated 2/27/2017 "Clarissa is my go to girl.  She is always there to share her technical knowledge and shortcuts." (Diane Perez, IST-Info Svcs & Tech Imm Office)

Diane Perez (IST-Info Svcs & Tech Imm Office) - nominated 2/16/2017 "Whenever I need assistance, Diane always helps me immediately, even if it is something that is not within her immediate scope of work.  She is patient and very approachable whether I have a request or have a question about a process. (Margarita Zeglin, (IST-Info Svcs & Tech Imm Office)

Adam Germek (IST – Infrastructure Services) - nominated 2/13/2017 "Thank You Adam Germek for the Sunday 2/12 work and restarting production servers.  Your prompt action ensured the security of those servers with minimal impact to our customers." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Gladys Oddoye, CSS-IT Wireless Dept. - nominated 2/8/2017 "Gladys demonstrated an strong focus on service when I called with an unexpected and urgent request for help with a critical issue. She made sure she understood the scope of the request, then proceeded to act directly as well as organize her team to provide what I needed within the necessary timeframe to resolve and issue effectively. Her response was impressive and I greatly appreciate her professionalism." (Laurel Halsey, University Health Services)

JC White (SAIT) - nominated 2/7/2017 "JC is a student computing consultant in SAIT's Residential Computing program, providing tech support to students in campus housing. Recently one of his customers reached out to SAIT specifically to let us know what a great technical resource JC had been, and wanted to recognize him for his excellent service. Thanks, JC!" (Anne Marie Richard, SAIT)

Marina Bennett (IST-Info Svcs & Tech Imm Office) - nominated 2/7/2017 "Thank you Marina for negotiating with vendors and processing last minute purchasing requests.  Your efforts ensure money savings and time for our department." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Alan Willcuts (IST- Infrastructure Services) - nominated 2/7/2017 "Thanks Alan for working after hours, weekend, off hours, to apply an emergency Oracle patches in Jan/Feb.  Your prompt action ensured the integrity of the PeopleSoft environment with minimal impact to our customers." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Zoey Lin (IST- Infrastructure Services) - nominated 2/7/2017 "Thanks Zoey for working after hours, weekend, off hours, to apply an emergency Oracle patches.   Your prompt action ensured the integrity of the PeopleSoft environment with minimal impact to our customers." (Amit Singh, IST- Infrastructure Services)

Kellsie Adams (IST–Telecom) - nominated 1/12/2017 "On many occasions, Kellsie has come through for me, delivering fast, accurate, and very friendly service. Today I had a simple but highly urgent request, and Kellsie took care of it immediately. It would have caused a lot of difficulty for a major international human rights project (including international travel) if Kellsie had not been able to expedite this. But I didn't even have to make a case to her as to why it was important, she had the work done immediately after I submitted the initial request. Thank you!" (John MacDonald, Law)

Hayley Bower (SAIT) - nominated 1/9/2017 "Thank you, Hayley, for delivering ServiceNow training to our student helpdesk consultants! Just weeks before you were not even a user of ServiceNow, yet by immersing yourself you became a quick study and helped get our student helpdesk staff ready to go!" (Anne Marie Richard, SAIT)

Mary Thompson, Adult Volunteer - nominated 1/5/2017 "For supporting the Hall and our mission, volunteering 981 hours of service, bringing her energy and services to enhance our programs and visitos' experience." (Verónica Urdaneta, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Programs, Public Science Center)

Monica Buccellato nominated 12/7/2016 "Monica is always ready to help and is very resourceful. She is committed to provide her clients with excellent service and she keeps the team going. She goes above and beyond daily and is a major asset to CHR." (Katrina Hollins, Central Human Resources)

Shubha Narasimhan (IST-Enterprise Data) - nominated 12/3/2016 "Shubha put in an enormous effort over a six-week period (including nights and weekends) to fix a production issue with BAIRS Permbudg data. This issue required her to come up to speed on an old and seldom-touched set of jobs, and make needed modifications to correct the data. She did all of this with a smile on her face and a great attitude. Thanks Shubha for your outstanding support of our BAIRS customers across campus!" (Max Michel, IST-Enterprise Data)

John Shioshita (IST- Infrastructure Services) - nominated 12/1/2016 "I feel very proud working with John Shioshita. He has been very informative, genuine, always take time to train others and recently volunteer on Peoplesoft and Commvault documentation. We all appreciate his help." (Amit Singh, IST-Infrastructure Services)

Nathan Clark (SAIT) - nominated 12/1/2016 "Nathan has been immensely helpful and generous in supporting the Imagine upgrade UAT with the RSSP training lab that he runs. Thank you, Nathan!" (Marlita Kahn, IST-API)

Belinda Michelle-Rice (ETS) - nominated 11/28/2016 "Belinda is a very positive member in the workforce, and she cares a lot about the cleanliness of the workforce at Moffit. She makes sure the staff station as well as the facility in general is organized every single time she is shifted." (Kenneth Kao, ETS)

Jackson Leisure (ETS) - nominated 11/28/2016 "He's really fun to talk to. Also he roams consistently unlike many of the consultants I've interacted with/observed. His cleaning during closing shift is quite meticulous and careful. He also showed good customer service to clients when they asked for help." (Kenneth Kao, ETS)

Karl Aquino (SIS) - nominated 11/23/2016 "Karl works tirelessly to make sure that the SIS team has functioning laptops, applications, and other technology needs. He is often going around from floor to floor to help fix any laptop issues. When we have UAT session or trainings, Karl would have the laptops ready on time and check in with the participants. I also appreciate his frequent check-ins to individual offices to make sure that 'everything is okay.'" (Tran Ha, SIS)

Alan Willcuts (IST Platform Infrastructure) - nominated 11/21/2016 "Thanks Alan for working after hours, weekend, off hours, and with very short notice, to apply an emergency Oracle patches. Your prompt action ensured the integrity of the PeopleSoft environment with minimal impact to our customers." (Amit Singh, IST)

Zoey Lin (IST Platform Infrastructure) - nominated 11/21/2016 "Thanks Zoey for working after hours, weekend, off hours, and with very short notice, to apply an emergency Oracle patches. Your prompt action ensured the integrity of the BFS/PeopleSoft environment with minimal impact to our customers." (Amit Singh, IST)

Jennifer Bellenger (IST-API) - nominated 11/18/2016 "Jennifer provided me with excellent, patient service in helping me migrate my Calmail list to Google Groups. She went above and beyond by also offering me advice about using MailChimp to publish my office online newsletter. She is highly knowledgeable, friendly and sincerely interested in helping. Thank you Jennifer!" (Kate Spohr, OAVCR - Research Immediate Office)

Rob Silva (IST-API) - nominated 11/18/2016 "Rob Silva provided me with outstanding service yesterday, and I am extremely grateful. He came to my office and guided me through the process of migrating my Calmail list to Google Groups. I had been dreading the migration for months and at the time I was pressed for time working on a large deadline. By coming to my office and walking me through each step of the process and then helping me set the settings in the new system, Rob saved me a great deal of anxiety and time. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and service-oriented. Thank you, Rob!" (Kate Spohr, OAVCR - Research Immediate Office)

Loretta Willis (SAIT) - nominated 11/14/2016 "Thanks for all your work on RHEL5 to RHEL6 upgrade. Thanks to your hard work we removed the need for DB2Uploader and saved us a ton of work!" (Andy Cho, SAIT)

Stephanie Sorensen (IST-OCIO) - nominated 11/7/2016 "When I was trying to figure out how to order things for the IT Summit in Bear Buy, Stephanie was beyond helpful, even working outside office hours to ensure my order was placed.  I've never had that kind of service before (typically others have told me to figure it out myself, but it's not an intuitive process, which Stephanie recognized).  I really appreciated her extra effort, I'm sure in that role she gets the same questions over and over, but she was helpful and kind. Thanks so much! (sorry it took me so long to submit this! - Been meaning to for a while!) ;)" (Christina Voyles, IST-OCIO)

Harold Lee (University Relations) - nominated 10/31/2016 "Harold always tries to respond as soon as he can when I have an issue with my desktop." (Jinyi Wang, University Relations)

Johnny Dunn (IST-Office of the CIO) - nominated 10/27/2016 "Anytime I have a question or need something, Johnny is immediately responsive and courteous, despite getting interrupted multiple times a day (I can only imagine, considering his position and physical location of his workspace).  He's on the ball, and incredibly fast in getting results.  I just want him to know that not only is it noticed, but it's greatly appreciated!!!" (Christina Voyles, IST-Office of the CIO)

Michael Leung (IST-Enterprise Data) - nominated 10/26/2016 "Thanks Michael for working after hours (on a vacation day!) to apply an emergency Weblogic security patch to our BAIRS production servers.  Your prompt action ensured the integrity of the BAIRS reporting environment with minimal impact to our customers." (Max Michel, IST-Enterprise Data)

Radha Karichedu (IST-Enterprise Data) - nominated 10/26/2016 "Thanks Radha for holding down the fort last month while the rest of the team was at Oracle Open World.  During this time, you managed multiple production issues, including the completion of a critical student degree refresh in the evening in order to get data into Cal Answers Student reports as soon as possible. You took on all challenges with poise and good humor - thanks again!" (Max Michel, IST-Enterprise Data)

Fadi Haddad (SIS) - nominated 10/24/2016 "A long overdue thank you for all your hard work on the summer 2016 work.  That was a very tedious task entering/creating all those IDs, and we couldn't have done it without you - and thankfully we don't have to do it again this year!  Thank you for always being willing to help everyone out, you are a lifesaver!" (Michelle Caruso, SIS)

Joseph Laux (ETS) - nominated 10/15/2016 "He is shifted after me on Friday's in Tolman and always/consistently arrives early to his shift." (Kenneth Kao, ETS)

Karina Polanco-Jiminez (ETS) - nominated 10/15/2016 "When I got to Moffitt, Karina was cleaning every single computer on MMF gold side and making sure every single computer/headphone looked neat. She then came to the staff station and made sure all the tapes, staplers, signs, paper cutters, and pencil sharpers and hole punchers were straight for the clients." (Kenneth Kao, ETS)

Tran Lam (ETS) - nominated 10/15/2016 "Directly messaged me (shift supervisor) when printer at mobile print station was offline at TMF and clients were trying to print.  Also asked where she could find replacement toner for the printer.  Thank you Tran for being quick to ask questions and wanting to make things better in our facilities!  I appreciate Tam for being a great student consultant!  Not only is she friendly to her fellow co-workers at ETS but her sincerity and willingness to help clients really shows.  I see her on multiple occasions roaming and tidying up the labs and helping clients as much as she can." (Submitted from multiple sources, ETS)

Joe Mitola - nominated 9/29/2016 "Thanks Joe!! You saved the day by helping the BusOps/Imaging team many hours of re-processing of nearly 1,000 ImageNow documents. Your quick work and effective automated solution really made a huge positive difference in our work :) Always great working with you!" (Lisa Chang, SIS)

Morgan Lee - nominated 9/27/2016 "Morgan is amazing! I work the ETS student help desk, and have been dispatching runners all summer from mmf. I must say that Morgan is among the most pleasurable people to work with. She always has a sincere, outgoing, and energetic attitude. She also asks great follow-up questions. And lastly, she is always maintains a happy, positive demeanor when given tasks to complete. She's great!" (Anonymous, ETS)

Natalie Montanez - nominated 9/27/2016 "It has been an incredibly hard semester start up for CTS and she has done an exemplary job handling all the professors and issues." (Kenneth Kao, ETS)