Clyde’s Kudos: January 2024

Clyde’s Kudos are a Staff Association initiative celebrated each month on Communique. Nominations are also recognized through a variety of forums including the Staff Association website, the Staff Association newsletter, event shout-outs, handwritten cards and other methods of distribution.

Clyde’s Kudos: January 2024

Teams:

Academic Advising | Campus Recreation (Anna Bauer and Ryan Wong) | Dean of Students Team (Alex, Lisa, and Kristen) | Disability Services (Ida Dilwood and Rachel Gibson) | Events services and catering | Kraemer Family Library | Orientation (Stefanie Nava Rumbo and Olivia Santonastaso) | SFC (Lubna Al Sindy, Jenny Christen, Kira Davis, Jon DeWitt, Misty Evans, Alex Magallanes, Ashley San Miguel, Katrina Schwank, Julia Thompson) | Wellness Center (Trina DeYoung, Stephanie Hanenberg, Heather LaRoy, Meganne Warren)

Individuals:

Andy Johnston | Angie Dodson and Cindy Brown | Brad Bayer | Justine O’Neil | Kyle Bangert , Erika Barrios, Rebecca Roa | Rebecca Cherpak and Jasmine Cashin | Stephanie Trujillo | Xuan Truong (X2)

Teams

To: Academic Advising
From: The Student and Family Connections team

Thank you to the entire Academic Advising team for always being so willing to assist with our enrollment/retention/persistence outreach to our students. Your knowledge, expertise, and compassion goes a long way in helping our students to navigate their college experience. We appreciate you!

To: Campus Recreation (Anna Bauer and Ryan Wong)
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

We appreciate how the two of you jumped right in to help us reach out to students, checking in to see what questions they had as they prepared for the start of the semester and helping to connect them with the resources they needed, if needed. Thank you for volunteering your time to supporting our students.

To: Dean of Students Team (Alex, Lisa, and Kristen)
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

Thank you to Alex, Lisa, and Kristen for always being so excited and willing to jump in on almost any opportunity to text back and forth with students. Your enthusiasm and knowledge to support our students is always above and beyond. We appreciate you! We are so excited to roll out the Just Ask program with you all.

To: Disability Services (Ida Dilwood and Rachel Gibson)
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

Ida and Rachel – Thank you so much for all that you do to support our students. We very much appreciated you both helping with our outreach during a time when we know your office is so busy preparing for the semester as well. We appreciate you!

To: Events Services and Catering
From: Beckie Pyles Munoz

Thank you all for making the Teaching and Learning Conference a smooth event. We appreciate your hard work and dedication.

To: Kraemer Family Library
From: Anon.

Huge kudos to everyone on the Kraemer Family Library staff for receiving the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award! We are all incredibly lucky to have such an amazing library team on campus!

To: Orientation (Stefanie Nava Rumbo and Olivia Santonastaso)
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

Stefanie and Olivia – Thank you so much for helping to provide a student voice as we connected with students through our Spring 2024 Check-in campaign. It’s always amazing to have students supporting their peers. We appreciate you and your ability to connect with other students through texting in ways that professional staff aren’t always able to. Who else would have been able to answer SnapChat questions.

To: SFC (Lubna Al Sindy, Jenny Christen, Kira Davis, Jon DeWitt, Misty Evans, Alex Magallanes, Ashley San Miguel, Katrina Schwank, Julia Thompson)
From: Ellen Burkart

I am so blessed to have a team that will do nearly anything to support our students; helping to connect students to campus resources, answer their questions, and ensure they are feeling that they belong at UCCS. I appreciate that you all have worked around our various outreach campaigns and have been so involved with making sure our students get their questions answered in a timely manner. THANK YOU.

To: Wellness Center (Trina DeYoung, Stephanie Hanenberg, Heather LaRoy, Meganne Warren)
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

Thank you for helping us to support our students in so many ways including volunteering hours to help reach out to students to resolve immunization holds as well as to check in on them as they prepared for the Spring 2024 semester. We appreciate all the time and all the ways that you support our students, staff, and faculty.

Individuals

To: Andy Johnston
From: Mona Larsen

Always being a huge help and going above and beyond to assist us in all things HR.  Thank you, Andy, for your patience, understanding, advice and for all your help!

To: Angie Dodson and Cindy Brown
From: Beckie Pyles Munoz

Angie and Cindy were an integral part of the success of this year’s Teaching and Learning conference. Angie lead a team of GPS students in preparing all the name tags and other conference items, on top of all the technical needs for the conference.
Cindy is a jill of all trades and she is willing to do ANYTHING! She printed all the signage and had it hung up, she was even taking full trash cans out to the dumpster and emptying them.
Both of these ladies are servant leaders and are a gem to work with. Thank you, ladies!

To: Brad Bayer
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to help with our outreach to students. You sign up for every campaign and do such a good job of connecting with them, making sure they get the right answers, and that they are responded to in a caring and compassionate way. THANK YOU.

To: Justine O’Neil
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

Thank you so much for partnering with us as we reached out to students to see what questions they had prior to the start of the semester. Your ability to jump in and help with responding to the questions and helping our team to understand how to best support our students as they navigate the new TAAP program was so helpful. We appreciate you.

To: Kyle Bangert , Erika Barrios, Rebecca Roa
From: Laurie Martin

On January 17th there was a major flood in San Juan house .A huge thanks to the team for all the effort to get it cleaned up. Be proud of the fact that you have the power to rise above any situation and deliver the best results no matter the circumstances .Excellent work!!

To: Rebecca Cherpak and Jasmine Cashin
From: Cody Parish

Becca, Jasmine, and their teams successfully tackled the massive coordination challenge that is Spring Club Fair, creating an organization process that made for a seamless participant experience–no easy feat. Congratulations on hosting this successful event, which plays a critical role in showcasing the vibrancy of our campus community and simultaneously connecting students to it.  

To: Stephanie Trujillo
From: Sylvia Mendez

Stephanie goes above and beyond in every situation. She is a joy and pleasure to work with, not only is she knowledgeable, but she also is kind and generous with students and colleagues. The College of Education is lucky to count Stephanie among our own!!!

To: Xuan Truong
From: Ann Amicucci

I engaged in discussion with Xuan at a Faculty Resource Center workshop, and I’m so grateful to her for sharing her expertise. As a faculty member, I learned a great deal about student retention from Xuan and came away from our conversation with countless ideas for my own practice. Thank you for the many ways you educate others on campus!

To: Xuan Truong
From: The Student and Family Connections Team

Xuan, you have been such an amazing campus partner for our team. As a new employee to campus, we have been impressed with your ability and desire to support our students and partner with our office. From helping with events and supporting our First2Go efforts, to helping with our spring 2024 outreach, you always seem to go above and beyond to help others. Thank you!

Want to celebrate your staff colleagues? Submit kudos anytime through the Staff Association website. Communique publishes Clyde’s Kudos each month.