Employee of the Month
Please join us in congratulating our newest USPS Employee of the Month for May 2015, Monica Friedman.
Monica is a Financial Assistance Coordinator at Health Services for SDES. Monica’s nominators describe her as “quick thinking and empathic”, and Monica’s “caring personality” is a perfect fit for the work she does. Monica offers her help to students who need it “by ensuring students receive the necessary services”. For example her nominators said, “she has really gone above and beyond to help schedule patients with specialists”. In addition, Monica is completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work which will give her a chance to help more individuals. Lastly, Monica has a “commitment and love for humanity [which] are just some of the values she exudes as she interacts with patients, physicians and specialists”.
We’d like to thank this outstanding employee for her dedication and hard work. We’d also like to recognize their nominators who took the time to recognize outstanding efforts among their colleagues.
In addition to a one-time $200 cash award, a UCF Business Services (on campus vendor) $25 gift certificate, introduction to UCF’s Board of Trustees, marquee announcement, goody bag, certificate and surprise presentation, Monica is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year award, which is announced annually at the Employee Awards Program. One of the 12 USPS Employees of Month will be named Employee of the Year and will receive a $2,500 check. If you would like to nominate a USPS employee, the EOM nomination packet is available in hard copy nominator form here and supporter form here or via electronic submission visit here . For instructions and a sample nomination packet click here. On this same webpage, you will also find a complete list of prizes the USPS Employee of the Month receives. The USPS Employee of the Month is selected by a committee comprised of Staff, Administrative & Professional and Faculty employees. If you have questions about the USPS Employee of the Month process, please call 407-823-0440.
Congratulations again to Monica Friedman!
If I have questions, who can I contact?
Who is eligible for Employee of the Month?
- USPS employees in good standing with a minimum of 2 years USPS
- Employees can only receive this award a maximum of one time
every 3 years.**Human Resources will verify eligibility
- Introduction by President Hitt to UCF’s Board of Trustees
- Marquee announcement on the sign in front of UCF (once it is fixed)
- Certificate and letter of recognition from the Human Resources Director
- Special gift from Theatre UCF
- Goody” bag from OD & Training
- Surprise delivery from the prize patrol
- Recognition at the Annual Employee Awards Program
- One of the 12 Employees of Month will be named Employee of the Year and will receive a $2,500 check
- One time $200 cash award
- Preloaded $25.00 Fairwinds Credit Union gift card that can be used at any retail business on campus
- $25 in UCF Bookstore products
- Anyone can nominate a USPS employee. However, the Nominator is responsible for initiating the process via Electronic Submission or submitting a completed hard copy of the Nomination Packet , (instructions followed by a sample nomination are provided within the packet).
- NOTE: Incomplete nomination packets will not be considered. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure complete packet is turned in.
- Each complete nomination packet will remain in the Employee of the Month pool for one year. After one year if the nominee is not chosen for Employee of the Month, the Nominator may resubmit the Nomination Packet in hard copy format or via the electronic process
- The Employee of the Month Committee selects the Employee of the Month. The EOM Committee reviews the completed Nomination Packets and votes on the winner each month. The committee is comprised of USPS, A&P and Faculty employees.
- April 2015, Kristell Padel, Admissions Specialist within the College of Nursing
- March 2015, Pete Alfieris, Senior Property Manager and Assistant Building Manager Engineering and Computer Science
- February 2015, Christine Tangel, Senior Purchasing Agent within UCF’s Division of Purchasing
- January 2015, Barbara Sherwood, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
- December 2014, Coral Rojas, Program Assistant for Academic Affairs
- November 2014, Fran Ragsdale, UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty
- October 2014, Michael McCombes, Regional Campuses
- September 2014, Jorge Olmedo, Health Services
- August 2014, Carmen Brache, Environmental Health & Safety
- July 2014, Eric Nielsen, Senior Computer Technician at the Regional Campus
- June 2014, Cynthia Almanzar, Senior Financial Aid Specialist at the Office of Student Financial Assistance
- May 2014, Jim Sullivan, Maintenance Specialist / Recreation and Wellness
- April 2014, Don LaChance, Senior Maintenance Worker/ Dispatcher at UCF Work Control Center
- March 2014, Chris Dann, Instructional Technology, Regional Campuses
- February 2014, Joseph Bizon, Serials Unit in the Acquisitions & Collection Services Department
- January 2014, Alan Holtz, Program Assistant, First Year Experience
- December 2013, Cathy Hill, Accountant Resource Management/ Facilities & Safety Business Office
- November 2013, Melissa Anderson, Program Assistant with Undergraduate Admissions
- October 2013, Tashina Walters, Office Manager with Center for Distributed Learning
- September 2013, Debra Romero, Office Assistant with Facilities Operations
- August 2013, Idella Pau, Superintendent of Housekeeping Services within Facilities Operations
- July 2013, Donna Lucas, Administrative Assistant, Department of Psychology
- June 2013, Katrina Cesaire,Senior Executive Secretary,Provost’s Office – Academic Affairs
- May 2013,Janki Maraj,Administrative Assistant, College of Arts and Humanities
- April 2013, Richard Berwanger, Housing and Residence Life
- March 2013, Ami Zuclich, Office of Research & Commercialization
- February 2013, Suzanne Stavley, College of Medicine
- January 2013, Mike Blondeau, Health Services
- December 2012, Desiree Freeland, Regional Campuses, Daytona Beach
- November 2012, Dorothy Straight, UCF Purchasing
- October 2012, Barbara Kelly-Hursey, College of Arts & Humanities
- September 2012, Kady Tran, College of Arts & Humanities
- August 2012, Nola Pettit, University Libraries
- July 2012, Jessica Brooks, College of Sciences
- June 2012, Vanessa Hernandez, Academic Services for Student-Athletes in Student Development and Enrollment Service
- May 2012, Ruth Banks, Academic Affairs
- April 2012, Al Davis, Business Services
- March 2012, John Santiago, Print Shop
- February 2012, Josefina Aleman, Recreation and Wellness Center
- January 2012, Matthew Petrone, College of Optics and Photonics
- December 2011,Barbara Offineer, College of Sciences
- November 2011, Barbara Woodford, President’s Office
- October 2011, Nancy Lynch Undergraduate Research Department of Undergraduate Studies
- September 2011, Nicole Lamoureux, Registrar’s Office – Orlando Campus
- August 2011, Joanne Megeath, South Lake Campus
- July 2011, Deedee Demetry, Scholars/Student Leadership Development
- June 2011, Cindy Dancel, Research and Information Services
- May 2011, Lacey Carter, Recreation & Wellness
- April 2011, Adriana Martinez, Biomedical Sciences
- March 2011, Anjella Warnshuis, Women’s Studies
- February 2011: Diane Maldonado, Nano Science Technology Center
- January 2011: Deodat Jaggernauth, Business Services
- Diane Hidalgo (College of Nursing), Alex Nagy (UCF Foundation), & Norma Robles (Department of
- October 2010: Diane Hidalgo, College of Nursing
- September 2010: Jenny Hartman, Student Union- Event Planning
- August 2010: Rhodney Browdy, Facilities Operations
- July 2010: Marybeth Thompson, Institute for Simulation & Training
- June 2010: Linda Matthews, Computer Services & Telecommunications
- May 2010: Andrew Hosler, College of Sciences
- April 2010: Georgia Culp, Student Academic Resource Center
- March 2010: Angela Young, Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Conduct
- February 2010: Betty Calton, Administrative Assistant, UCF Health Services
- January 2010: Jim McCully, Senior Broadcast Engineer, Nicholson School of Communication
- December 2009: Kay Clapham, Sr. Secretary, College of Nursing
- November 2009: Tamara Kidder, Manager, UCF Card Office
- October 2009: Rita Simpson, Sophomore & Second Year Center
- September 2009: Lillian Ramos, ERTL
- August 2009: Manuela Santiago, Physical Plant
- July 2009: Darlene Bouley, Center for Distributed Learning
- June 2009: Katie Pomp, Diversity Initiatives
How do I nominate an employee?
- If you would like to nominate a USPS employee, the EOM nomination packet is available in hard copy nominator form here and supporter form here or via electronic submission visit here . For instructions and a sample nomination packet click here. For further details on completing this packet see Employee of the Month Nomination Process.