Employee of the Month

June – Christine Suleski

Please join UCF Human Resources in congratulating the newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for June 2018: Christine Suleski. Christine joined UCF in August 1992. We would like to recognize her nominators, Nancy Brasel and Katherine Seeley, who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues. They had this to say about her:

“Christine works diligently to provide a welcoming experience for students and faculty on the Cocoa campus. She is an integral part of the faculty and staff team and demonstrates the utmost professionalism in her work.
Her mission and passion is to assist students to allow them the opportunity to grow, learn, succeed and be successful at UCF! She spends many months of the year working with faculty and the local school district to coordinate internship placements for our students.”

As USPS Employee of the Month, Christine receives a $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the UCF Annual Awards Program.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Awards recognize exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff. We welcome your nomination and assistance in recognizing exceptional university employees. To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit USPS Employee of the Month Nomination Process 2018 19

 

 

May  – Sheryl Rowell

Please join UCF Human Resources in congratulating the newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for May 2018: Sheryl Rowell. Sheryl joined UCF in September 1991 and has been the Senior Training Specialist in SDES Health Center Operations since 2001. We would like to recognize her nominators, Ms. Joanne McCully and Dr. Tom Hall, who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues. They had this to say about her:

Sheryl is the Employee of the Month for May

“Sheryl has worked in UCF Health Services for 26 years and is a great example for our staff of young behavioral health professionals. Sheryl demonstrates loyalty to UCF and the department, professionalism, and a great attitude doing her job and being a team player. Sheryl is responsible for helping students navigate AlcoholEdu, a required online alcohol prevention education to all first year and transfer students. Her customer service exceeds our expectation as she responds to hundreds of calls and emails from students to be sure the program is completed by the deadline. Her customer service with students is exceptional, and I am proud she is part of our team!”

As USPS Employee of the Month, Sheryl received a $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, her name in lights on the UCF campus marquee, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the UCF Annual Awards Program.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Awards recognize exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff. We welcome your nomination and assistance in recognizing exceptional university employees. To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit USPS Employee of the Month Nomination Process 2018 19

 

 

April – Dawn Tripp

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for April 2018 – Dawn Tripp.

Dawn has been the Senior Library Technical Assistant in the Research & Information Services/Ask US at the John Hitt Library since July 2013. Her nominators had this to say about her:

“UCF Ask Us is in partnership with Florida Ask a Librarian collaborative Chat. Dawn participates in collaborative chat by answering questions from students and faculty from over forty Florida colleges and universities. She has recently been selected to serve on a statewide steering committee to help determine the future direction of Florida Ask A Librarian.

Dawn provided over 1,000 hours of coverage for UCF Libraries’ Ask A Librarian virtual reference service by answering chat, telephone, and email inquiries. She models the exemplary customer service ethics every supervisor would envy. She is knowledgeable, professional, personable, kind, and patient with students and faculty.

Each summer Dawn volunteers to assist with new student orientation sessions and welcomes new students at the Library Information Kiosk during the first week of Fall classes. Dawn is truly an exemplary employee!”

At this time, we would like to present Ms. Tripp with a certificate, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and this goody bag. Ms. Tripp will also receive a one-time $200 cash award, a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

We’d would like to recognize her nominators, Ms. Meredith Semones and Ms. Barbara Tierney who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff. We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees. To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPS-Employee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

Ms. Tripp is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

Congratulations again to Dawn.

 

 

March – Elizabeth Nemec

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for March 2018 – Elizabeth Nemec.

Elizabeth is the Office Manager in Student Accessibility Services in the Office of Student Development and Enrollment Services. Her nominators had this to say about her:

“Here are a few of the reasons I am nominating Elizabeth. She is the most dependable employee I have ever worked with; unbelievably organized; learns what she does not know; able to take on additional tasks; gets the work done and fantastic insight about our office operations and processes.

She is dedicated beyond measure cares very deeply for a job well done and sets a great example for us all. She greets each day with a smile and never says no to any task or challenge, no matter how busy she truly is. It is without hesitation that we recommend Elizabeth for this award and thank her for a job very well done.”

We would like to thank this outstanding employee for her dedication and hard work. Ms. Nemec receives a certificate, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and a goody bag. Ms. Nemec will also receive a one-time $200 cash award, a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

We’d would like to recognize her nominators, Mr. Adam Meyer, Kim Foy and Missy Lesnewski who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff. We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees. To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPS-Employee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

Ms. Nemec is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

Congratulations again to Elizabeth.

 

February – Aracelis Nieves

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for February 2018 – Aracelis Nieves.

Aracelis is the Administrative Assistant in First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) in the Office of Student Development and Enrollment Services. Her nominators had this to say about her:

“Aracelis strives for perfection and does not allow obstacles to stand in her way to make sure tasks are completed with the highest of standards. She is a reflection of her work, and always puts others before herself when undertaking and completing obligations for our office. We could not ask for a more confident and professional individual.

Beyond consistently exceling in the work that she does, Aracelis truly embodies the core values of a genuine individual. She approaches everyday with the same positive attitude and desire to build successful relationships. She is an employee who puts the mission of the university first, and does so with sincerity.”

We would like to thank this outstanding employee for her dedication and hard work. Ms. Nieves receives a certificate, one-time $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and a goody bag. She will also receive a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

We’d would like to recognize her nominators, Mr. Stephen O’Connell and Traci Milbuta who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff. We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees. To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPS-Employee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

Ms. Nieves is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

Congratulations again to Aracelis.

 

January – Iris Rios

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for January 2018 – Iris Rios.
Ms.  Rios is the Administrative Assistant in the College of Undergraduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies.  Iris has been a UCF employee since 2008.  Her nominators had this to say about her:

”Ms. Rios exemplifies the best in professionalism, efficiency, and collegiality. She is thorough, knowledgeable, self-motivated, and reliable employee. She collaborates well with others, anticipates needs, and devises plans to coordinate complex tasks.

Iris understands the growth potential in Interdisciplinary Studies and worked diligently to ensure the search for the permanent Director was successful.  While serving current students in her daily responsibilities, Iris’ support throughout the search process displayed her dedication to the next generation of IDS majors and her commitment to our student’s success.”

We’d would like to recognize her nominators, Dr. Claudia Schippert and Dr. Keisha Hoerrner who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff.  We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees.  To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPS-Employee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

Ms. Rios is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

 

December – Sgt. Matthew Fazi

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for December 2017 – Sgt. Matthew Fazi.
Sergeant Fazi is the Law Enforcement Sergeant in the UCF Police Department. He has worked for UCF since May 2004.   His nominators had this to say about him:

“Sgt. Fazi always approaches his job as a Police Department Sergeant and shift supervisor over a group of officers with a focus on the protection of UCF students, employees, visitors and property being his priority.  He consistently goes above and beyond to fulfill his duties to help people.

The UCF Police Department provides assistance and serves not only students, faculty and staff, but to visitors as well.  In October 2017, Sgt. Fazi exceeded his duties to help out a homeless mother and daughter in need without hesitation.  He did whatever it took to make sure they were safe and were provided with food and a safe place to stay.  Sgt. Fazi is an outstanding role mode and UCF Employee.”

We would like to thank this outstanding employee for his dedication and hard work.  Sgt. Fazi receives a certification, one-time $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and a goody bag.  He will also receive a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.
We’d would like to recognize his nominators, Steven Keith and Christine Gigicos who took the time to acknowledge his excellent efforts among their colleagues.
The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff.  We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees.  To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPS-Employee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

 

November  – Debra Urban

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for November 2017 – Debra Urban.
Debra is the Senior Administrative Assistant in the College of Nursing. She has worked for UCF since 2002.  Her nominators had this to say about her:

 

“Debra is resourceful, creative, and a solution –oriented person who frequently develops new and efficient business processes.  Her pro-active approach to the role prevents chaos and crisis at the last minute. She does all this, with a smile and positive attitude. Key words from UCF’s “Our Impact” statement personify what Debra does for the College of Nursing on a daily basis.  She provides an example of excellence amidst the ‘scale’ of the CON. With thousands of nursing students and almost as many community partners, Debra has created an environment of excellence that allows lives and livelihoods to be transformed.”

We would like to thank this outstanding employee for her dedication and hard work.  Debra receives a certificate, onetime $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and a goody bag.  She will also receive a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

We’d would like to recognize her nominators, Dr. Mary Lou Sole and Norma Conner who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff.  We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees.  To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPSEmployee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

 

October – James McCully

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for October 2017 – James McCully.

James is the Senior Broadcast Technologist in the Nicholson School of Communication in the College of Sciences.  His nominators had this to say about him:

 

“There are many, many reasons to nominate Jim, but chief among them is his willingness to do whatever is asked of him.  He is consistently willing to assume any task/function that needs to be completed.  Jim stands apart from others by his consistent demonstration of exemplary performance that is above and beyond the scope of assigned responsibilities.  He has led or played a part in securing over $1.6 million dollars to support the maintenance of top-level equipment and is always looking for ways to provide educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
Jim understands that his role is purposed to support the school’s faculty and students and to ensure our students get the best education.  He lives and breathes this every day and has done so for more than 25 years. “

We would like to thank this outstanding employee for his dedication and hard work.  Jim receives onetime $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and this goody bag.  Jim will also receive a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

We’d would like to recognize his nominators, Dr. Boyd Lindsley and Dr. Robert Littlefield who took the time to acknowledge his excellent efforts among their colleagues.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff.  We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees.  To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPS-Employee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

 

September – Damien Chaffin

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for September 2017 – Damien Chaffin.

Damien is the Administrative Assistant in the School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership in the College of Education and Human Performance.  His nominators had this to say about him:

“Mr. Chaffin’s superior ability centers on how he builds and manages personal relationships and strengthens partnerships.  He is a bridge builder and equally important, he is not a bridge burner.  He creates alliances and drives consensus.  This combination of abilities and talents has enabled him to become a person that others look to for guidance when problems arise.  He is consistent problem-solver and is known as the go-to person in the department.   I cannot in the space allotted, describe all that Damien has done.  He is a friendly person and a joy to be around.  He is able to maintain a professional demeanor while making faculty, staff and students feel valued and appreciated. “

We would like to thank this outstanding employee for his dedication and hard work.  Damien receives a certificate, onetime $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and this goody bag.  Damien will also receive a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.

We’d would like to recognize his nominators, Eric Brewington and Linda Alexander, who took the time to acknowledge his excellent efforts among their colleagues.

The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff.  We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees.  To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit https://hr.ucf.edu/files/USPSEmployee-of-the-Month-Nomination-Process.pdf

 

August – April Torres

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for August 2017 – April Torres.

April Torre is the Senior Grants Specialist in the Office of Research and Commercialization. She is described by her nominators as:

“April always demonstrates exemplary job performance and commitment to the ORC team. I have always found her dependable, efficient, and consistently punctual. She cultivates a culture of excellence in the workplace. Her overall positive working relationship with management and peers inspire us all. April is an example of the University’s goal to become more inclusive and diverse by her dedication to the ORC Diversity Program.”

We would like to thank this outstanding employee for her dedication and hard work. April receives a certification, one-time $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, and a goody bag. April will also receive a marquee announcement, an introduction to the UCF Board of Trustees, and is eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards Program.
We’d would like to recognize her nominators, Marisol Ortega-Perez and Doshie Walker, who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues.
The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff. We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees. To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit here.

 

July – Julie Driskel

Please help us congratulate our newest USPS Employee of the Month (EOM) for July 2017 – Julie Driskel.

Julie Driskel is the Office Manager in the Office of Research and Commercialization. She is described by her nominators as:

 

“Affectionately nicknamed the ORC “Mom-ager”, Julie Driskel truly loves her position in ORC and feeds off the responsibility of caring for the needs of over 250 staff members. Julie is a gifted, multi-tasking, problem solving, organized, professional.
Her work ethic and outstanding customer service is directly in line with ORC’s Vision Statement to foster a culture where employees thrive in pursuit of their personal and professional goals, leading to organizational success. Julie is proud to be a Knight.”

We’d like to thank her outstanding employee for her dedication and hard work. Julie receives a one-time $200 cash award, $25 from UCF Business Services and UCF Bookstore, an introduction at the UCF Board of Trustees, a marquee announcement, goody bag, certificate, and surprise presentation.
We would like to recognize her nominators, Ami Zuclich and Lynn Aitken, who took the time to acknowledge her excellent efforts among their colleagues.
The University of Central Florida USPS Employee of the Month and Year Award recognizes exceptional performance of currently employed USPS staff. We welcome your nomination and thank you for helping to identify and recognize exceptional university employees. To see eligibility criteria or to nominate someone, visit Employee of the Month form.
Julie is now eligible for the USPS Employee of the Year $2,500 award, announced at the Annual Awards

 

EOM Deadlines 2018-2019

Who is eligible for Employee of the Month?

What does an Employee of the Month receive?

Who can nominate an employee for Employee of the Month?

How long will the nominated employee remain in the pool?

Who selects the Employee of the Month?

How can I market for USPS EOM nominations in my department?

2009-2017 Winners

How do I nominate an employee?

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
    service.
  • Employees can only receive this award a maximum of one time
    every 3 years.**Human Resources will verify eligibility

What does an Employee of the Month receive?

  • 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 Human Resources
  • 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 (before taxes) check
  • One time $200 cash award (via paycheck)
  • Preloaded $25.00 Fairwinds Credit Union gift card that can be used at any retail business on campus
  • $25 in UCF Bookstore products

Thanks to Business Services for supporting our EOM program!

Who can nominate an employee for Employee of the Month?
  • Anyone with UCF affiliation can nominate a deserving candidate.  UCF affiliation refers to a fellow employee, student, parent of a student, or someone who conducts business with the university. For additional information please go to HR’s General Information and Process page found here.

How long will the nominated employee remain in the pool?

  • 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

Who selects the Employee of the Month?

  • The Employee Recognition Committee selects the Employee of the Month. The  committee reviews the completed Nomination Packets and votes on the winner each month. The committee is comprised of USPS, A&P and Faculty employees.

2009-2017 Winners

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 .
  • If you have questions, please contact Deborah.frankenbach@ucf.edu or 407-823-2777.