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2/28/2014

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WELCOMING NEW FACES

Name

Title

Department

Charlene French-Bunch* Fiscal & Business Specialist Facilities Planning & Construction
John Poole* Groundskeeper Physical Plant

*Moved from a temporary to a regular position.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Due February 28
Spring Break March 10-15
Jazz & Lunch at The Park on Collins March 20, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m., The Park on Collins (south side of the USF Tampa Library)
Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony April 8, 2 - 4 p.m., School of Music Concert Hall
Faculty & Staff Campaign Challenge Event April 18, 10 - 11 a.m., MSC Amphitheater
Take our Daughters & Sons to Work Day April 24

 

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES*

Department Name Years
Administrative Services Karla Willman 8
Facilities Planning & Construction John Crosby 37
  Yvonne Edwards 29
  Louise Wilgus 29
  Tom Kaenrath 1
Physical Plant  Rosalyn Franklin 34
  Donald Jackson 20
  Lucy Troupe 13
  Tommie Giles 13
  Jose Cruz Rivera 12
  Sylvester Tellis 12
  Christopher Pille 11
  Theodore Williams 11
  Parum Maraj 9
  Evelyn Mendez Fernandez 8
  Joyce Batchelor 7
  Sheila Jackson 7
  Rosemary Hobley 7
  Barbara Houston 4
  Walter Bartley 2
  James Stone 2
  Juana Delgado-Miller 2
  Donta Edwards 2
  Christian Grubb 2
  David Dickman 2
  April Amorose 2
Parking & Transportation Belissa McLendon 14
University Police Dominick Marckese 10
  Frank Adams 9
  Gregory Givens 6

*February 8-28, 2014

RETIREMENT

Parking and Transportation Services is sad to announce the retirement of Debra Carter, as she will be truly missed by many people across campus. In Debra's 8 years with USF, she consistently provided hard work, dedication, and a willingness to help others. As a Head Cashier with Parking, Debra trained and supervised new employees, and worked with departments to help coordinate parking and logistics for visitors, events, and conferences.

 

Debra has been the office "green guru," making sure all recycle everything possible, cut down on paper use, and turn off any electric items not in use. Let's all wish Debra a happy retirement—we'll miss you!

 

PROMOTION

Mark Trujillo has been promoted to Sr. Custodial Worker, Physical Plant. He joined USF in May 2013 as a Custodial Worker. Please join us in congratulating Mark on his promotion and wishing him much success in his new position.

 

KUDOS KORNER

Professionalism, smiles, timeliness, and strong, helpful interactions with those requiring our assistance are customer service qualities we should all be striving for each day. The individuals listed below have been recognized by satisfied customers for the quality of service received and we are proud of the positive way in which they have represented their respective departments.

 

Linda Goolsby, Custodial Worker, Physical Plant, was recently recognized for her outstanding customer service at the USF Health Faculty Office Building. Laurie Ganter, Medical Education Program Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, USF Health, wrote:
"In my eighteen years of working for the university, I have never once seen anyone bother to clean as thoroughly as Linda. I have spotted her cleaning the tops of pictures, door handles, the elevator doors and most importantly the buttons. I have also seen her in the stairwells cleaning, and a list of other things besides just taking out the garbage and cleaning the bathrooms. She is amazing. Please, please don't ever assign her to another building."

 

 

Pooran Partap, Maintenance Technician, Physical Plant, has been recognized for his outstanding customer service at the C. W. Bill Young Hall (CWY). John Sarao, Building Manager and Acting Executive Director of the Joint Military Leadership Center wrote, "I and my office assistant, Lori Matthews, greatly appreciate Pooran's reliable customer service attitude and value his expertise. He not only ensures many building repair issues are resolved promptly, but keeps us informed of the status of repairs while looking for ways to make them economically sound to save our budget and the university's overall repair costs. From our view, Pooran routinely goes above and beyond in completing his daily tasks to ensure customers like us are taken care of. With his great customer service, we consider him part of our team in maintaining the CWY building as the premier ROTC Center of Excellence in the country."

 

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

 

KeyshaAdministrative Services' very own Keysha Williams, Fiscal and Business Specialist, had a chance encounter with a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer at the Marshall Student Center. She realized the very good looking tall man was former Bucs wide receiver, Michael Clayton. Keysha told herself to act casual, don't act like a fan. Being Keysha, she commented to Michael, "You look good." He stopped, said thanks and proceeded to introduce himself. They chatted and Keysha (as you might expect she is a HUGE Bucs fan) walked away.

 

Those of you who know Keysha will totally understand what happened next. Thinking "Why didn't I get a picture," she goes back, asks, and Michael says, "Of course, would you like to wear my ring." Not just any old ring – it was a Super Bowl ring. The rest is history as they say!

 

 

DEADLINE: OSA NOMINATIONS DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH!

The deadline for nominating deserving staff and administration employees for USF's 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards is Friday, February 28th! Candidates should be individuals who have demonstrated excellence and their ability to make a difference at the University! This is the top prestigious award that is granted to a limited number of staff each year and is a distinctive honor.

 

You will find detailed information about the Outstanding Staff Awards and the University's values and standards here. All nominations must be submitted to Human Resources, SVC 2172, no later than Friday, February 28th. A nomination form for the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards can be downloaded here. Prior to submittal to Human Resources, the nomination form with letters of endorsement should be submitted to the nominee's Dean/Director for signature.

 

For more information on the process, please contact Brooke Deen at bdeen@usf.edu or 974-2612. Additional information regarding the awards ceremony will be available in the weeks to come. Please do take this opportunity to help us celebrate EXCELLENCE by nominating a deserving colleague.

 

JAZZ & LUNCH AT THE PARK ON COLLINS

JazzIf you were unable to attend Jazz & Lunch on Thursday, February 20th, at The Park on Collins, please mark your calendar and plan on joining us for a relaxing lunch time experience at The Park on Collins – located on the south side of the USF Library – Thursday, March 20th.

 

Enjoy jazz performed by student musicians from the School of Music in the College of The Arts as they entertain us from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the park. To view photos from the event on February 20th, follow this link.

 

We hope you will join us for great company, music, food and environment. All are welcome!

 

ATTENTION GOLFERS

Discount tickets are available for USF faculty, staff and students to attend the Valspar Championship Golf Tournament (an official PGA Tour event), March 13-16 at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. For details, visit this website.

 

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