Awards for Excellence Event
will be held April 10th at 3 p.m.
Student Union Grand Ballroom
Awards for Excellence
are designed to recognize outstanding achievement.
The Awards for Excellence Employee Recognition Committee enjoys making these surprise visits
to announce the winners of the 2012 awards and being part
of the surprise patrol is always gratifying.
Congratulations to all this year's Awards for
CALA School of Architecture
Nominated by Robert Miller
The surprise patrol got off to a
good start with past president Kathi Hart making the announcement to her own
sister. Sheila was in a meeting when asked to step out for an emergency
only to find the boisterous group of nominators and us in the lobby.
Associate Staff Scientist
Nominated by Kenneth Nebesny
Paul and his nominators were in a
meeting when the surprise patrol interrupted to make his announcement.
Kenneth said they were running out of reasons to keep Paul there and he was
relieved when the patrol arrived.
Academic Advisor Senior
Nominated by Dr Elizabeth Glisky
Christy had a group of students in
her office and was surprised when she was told she had some people to see her.
We all filed into her office and she was even more surprised when her big check
Second Language Acquisition & Teaching GIDP
Department of French & Italian
Nominated by Robert Ariew
Robin answered the door when the surprise patrol interrupted and was even mildly
reluctant to let this strange group with cameras invade the meeting. Once
she realized her nominator was in on the surprise she was embarrassed, but happy
to hear she was nominated, and had won!
Monica de Soto Vega
English - Writing Program
Nominated by Anne-Marie Hall
Monica was surprised during a regular
weekly meeting when the surprise patrol and several friends and coworkers barged
in. She was honored to hear how much happy everyone was that she is receiving
this prestigious award.
Business Manager Sr
Spanish & Portuguese
Nominated by Ana Carvalho
Mary was in a large
conference room filled with people and her co-workers who went in with the
surprise patrol couldn’t wait to be part of it. Everyone said how much she
deserved the recognition and after our visit they treated her to dessert.
Office of Medical Student Education
Nominated by Amy Waer
Sonya was in a meeting when the surprise
patrol interrupted and was unsure what was going on until she was asked to step
up during the announcement. Her committee was happy to hear she had won...BIngo!
The Team Award
ATP's CAB III Organizing Committee
Arizona Telemedicine Program
Nominated by Dr Ronald Weinstein
The Committee was in the midst of a videoconference with its members in Phoenix
and Hawaii when the surprise patrol showed up to make the announcement.
Trying to get everyone into the group photo was interesting, but not difficult
for this group that organizes these things all the time. Keep up the
great work team!
Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Nominated by Chris Tisch
The surprise patrol interrupted lunch during a conference to make the
announcement to this team. Their nominator said she had a devil of a time
getting everyone together for the big event but it was well worth it.
The Billy Joe Varney Award
Joseph "Ike" Dent
Broadcast Engineer Chief
Nominated by Carolyn Eaton
The surprise patrol rolled into Sierra Vista a little early
and hung out with Ike's wife Natalene in the Admin building while Ike set things
up for the announcement of one of the committee members who was going to be
announced. Little did he know it was all a ruse to get him there to
announce his award. He was modestly surprised when everyone present, and
those being teleconferenced in, congratulated him on his much deserved award.
to all our 2012 winners!