2007 Winter Excellence Awards Recipients
Soaring to Excellence Awards
"Angel" Cummings - Human Resources (Pictured right)
Angel Cummings has
been a critical asset to the Office of Human Resources (OHR) during a time of
change and transition. She reorganized OHR to make it more efficient and to
provide a higher level of customer service. Cummings leads by example and
manages her staff so they reach for their potential. Cummings' interpersonal
skills and leadership abilities have enabled her to earn the respect of her
staff and the campus community.
Harris - Physical Facilities (Not Pictured)
Wallace Harris was the
mainstay in the overall design, development, and implementation of the campus
energy-management monitoring system. This system has resulted in an
approximately a 7 percent decrease in the University's energy costs. Wallace
was an integral part of the transition to Physical Facilities' computerized
maintenance management system, FAMIS. Wallace shares his knowledge by presenting
and writing and also coordinates training opportunities for departmental staff.
Outstanding Achievement Awards
Oxford - Communication
(College of Arts and Science) (Pictured left)
Donna Oxford, with a
nearly two-decade long record of excellence in her role as office manager,
strengthens the quality of every facet of her department by the work she
performs. Oxford is pro-active, volunteering to do something or making a
suggestion that is spot-on in its timing and content. She has kept a complex
organization on track and prospering through years of rapid growth,
departmental restructuring and changes in leadership.
Hines - Child
Development Research Center (Pictured center)
Known to the children
of the Child Development Research Center (CDRC) as "Miss Amy," Hines
has cultivated relationships with children for more than 17 years as a teacher
at the CDRC. Along with teaching young children the essential curriculum to
prepare them for success in school, Hines helps them learn about the well-being
of one another and how to express themselves. Hines uses her expertise to
mentor student volunteers and is a valuable resource to her colleagues.
Quality Customer Service Award
Services - Division of Student and International Affairs
Service is the key to success for many offices on campus, a mindset and
expectation that stems from the top and permeates throughout the culture of the
office. Career Services expresses this mindset throughout its interactions with
students and colleagues.
To more effectively
meet the career development needs of all UNF students, Career Services
implemented its College Career Liaison program by assigning staff members to
each of the five colleges and for undeclared majors. This model established liaisons
to develop stronger working relationships with faculty, administrators and
employers. These relationships resulted in greater awareness and utilization of
career services, programs and resources.
During summer 2007,
Career Services staff members reviewed all evaluations and surveys received
from constituents regarding career services, programs and resources. In
response to the feedback received, Career Services implemented a series of key
initiatives that included the Comprehensive Outreach Program, "Career
Wings" software system, the STAR (Skills to Achieve Results) Program,
Career Discoveries Program and Peer Advisory Advisor Program.
Spot Award Recipients
Allen, Student Medical
Dorothy Brasher, Human Resources
Maris Brien, Institutional Advancement
Tracey Britton, Library
Wrenettia Devoe, Human Resources
Linda Howell, COAS, English
Charles (Chuck) Hubbuch, Physical Facilities
Angela Lee, Controller's Office
Carlos Monell, COAS, Advising
Jennifer Neidhardt, Human Resources
JoAnn Orren, Human Resources
Jason Ottie, ITS, Network & User Services
Cynthia Valentine, Library
These award recipients
have been spotted providing quality service, internal or external to their
departments, which will have a lasting positive affect on students, faculty,
staff or visitors.
Visit the Human
Resources web page to learn more about the Excellence Awards.
Congratulations to all of the honorees. They will receive additional
recognition at the Excellence Awards Ceremony and Luncheon held during the
Professional Development Forum Tuesday, April 1.
Congratulations to all of the honorees!