CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/newsen-usEmployee of the Month - Septemberhttps://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2561Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:32:16<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Our first Employee of the Month for the school year is ..... Missy Davis!</strong></p><p>Here are some of the things that were said about the great job she does: She simply says "No problem...I'll take care of it" and she does.&nbsp; Her attitude is always positive and she is always supportive and helpful. She is one of those people who you want to be around. She does her job well and she does it with a perpetual smile on her face.&nbsp; She is not easily rattled.&nbsp; Missy exemplifies the "Wildcat Way."&nbsp; She is Welcoming, Inclusive, Knowledgeable, Responsive and Proud. Adaptability has to be her middle name! She has tackled just a few projects...and her willingness to learn new processes is to be noted.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Congratulations, Missy!</strong></p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to Kerry Slaughter, June 2018 Employee of the Month!https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2556Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:14:54<p><strong>Kerry Slaughter, Library &amp; Archives Parapro</strong></p><p>Kerry has been with the Brooks Library at CWU for over twenty years. She is a joy to work with because of her positive attitude and her commitment to both the library and to the unit she supervises.</p><p>She shines with honor, integrity and fairness to all. You want to do your best because she is the best and shows she cares about you.</p><p>Kerry is very conscientious about the quality of our work as a unit and our adherence to the rules. While she is meticulous and rule conscious, she also understands human error and individual perspectives.</p><p>She maintains a balance that keeps the unit moving nearly flawlessly. Kerry always has a smile and takes the time to listen to you. Kerry is by far the kindest, most fair, most honest, most thoughtful, and most respectable supervisor anyone could ask for.</p><p>Kerry makes you feel good about yourself and your work. She shows trust and value in the work of those she works with.</p><p>Kerry represents this quote from Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Congratulations Kerry!</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/June%20Kerry%20Slaughter%20%281%29.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;"></strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/June%20Kerry%20Slaughter%20%282%29.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;"></strong></p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to Sharleen Woods, May 2018 Employee of the Month!https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2555Tue, 29 May 2018 13:49:57<p><strong>Sharleen Woods, Payroll Coordinator, Payroll</strong></p><p>Sharleen has been called the Matriach of Payroll, she is described as a person who looks after her team and delivers top quality customer service. Her attitude and commitment is displayed every day while assisting customer needs.</p><p>She handles everyone the way she would expect to be treated and always goes the extra mile to make things work for the customer. She is compassionate,and professional and extremely funny!&nbsp;</p><p>She is always early to work, volunteers on any project to help or stays late when needed without any reservation.&nbsp;</p><p>Shareleen takes on more work when needed with no prompting. She is truly the payroll watch guard over processes that can impact an individual getting paid properly.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Her personal knowledge of staff, departments and policies is vast. Sharleen has exhibited the wildcat way long before the wildcat way was introduced. She will be greatly missed upon her retirement this year from CWU</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Congratulations, Sharleen!</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/May%20Sharleen%20Woods.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;"></strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/May%20Sharleen%20Woods%202.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;"></strong></p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to Brian Melton, April 2018 Employee of the Month!https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2554Mon, 21 May 2018 16:05:18<p><strong>Brian Melton, Corporal, University Police &amp; Parking Services&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Brian is a great example of being a team player. He comes to work early and wants to know if there is anything he can do to help others.&nbsp; He is the person you have to tell to go home at the end of his shift and donates his own free time to make sure everything is handled in a professional and timely manner.</p><p>Brian treats everyone he encounters with the dignity and respect they deserve while providing the utmost care.&nbsp; He goes out of his way to make sure the people he encounters feel they are treated professionally and know they are in the best care when he arrives on scene.&nbsp;</p><p>No matter the situation Brain seems to be unflappable and always has a great “can-do” attitude with a calming smile.</p><p>Recently a student had an asthma attack, the attack was serious and faculty had to call 9-1-1.&nbsp; Brian was the FIRST responder and he was professional, compassionate, and calming for everyone.</p><p>Brian has consistent work ethic, going above and beyond on a daily basis, he truly cares about our community. He is certianly a valued member of the university with his can-do attitude and commitment to making the university a safer place.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><strong>Congratulations Brian!</strong></p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/April%20Brian%20Melton%20%284%29.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;"></p><p align="center"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/April%20Brian%20Melton%20%282%29.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;"></strong></p><p align="center"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/April%20Brian%20Melton%20%281%29.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;"></strong></p></p align="center"></p align="center"></p align="center"></p align="center">Congratulations to Tricia Carlson, March 2018 Employee of the Month! https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2553Wed, 16 May 2018 11:53:09<p><strong>Tricia Carlson, Secretary Senior, University Centers, Lynnwood</strong></p><p>Tricia has been a valuable, solid and constant primary point of contact at CWU-Lynnwood over the past couple of years. She is always willing to assist in any way possible in helping students, faculty or staff.</p><p>Tricia is someone you can count on to get things done. We rely on her input regarding Lynnwood Center day-to-day operations and she provides excellent technical support with the two computer labs at our center.</p><p>She has been very gracious with her time, letting us know when she is available to assist.&nbsp; She is our go-to person at the center for those who work in Computer Support Services.&nbsp; We appreciate her knowledge and positive attitude regarding all things technical.&nbsp; She is a great example of the Wildcat Way.</p><p>Tricia has been invaluable in supporting the needs of the CWU Lynnwood center, our office, and Computer Support Services. When called upon, Tricia is more than willing to take on tasks outside her job duties and skill set to insure our students can receive instruction in classrooms and computer labs as expected.</p><p>Tricia is always more than willing to drop what she is doing and assist any CSS technician with tasks we cannot perform remotely and requires a hands on person.&nbsp; It is this kind of dedication to the University that puts Tricia beyond what is expected of her.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><strong>Congratulations Tricia!</strong></p><p align="center"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/March%20Tricia%20Carlson%20%284%29.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;"></strong></p><p align="center"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/March%20Tricia%20Carlson%20%281%29.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;"></strong></p></p align="center"></p align="center"></p align="center">Congratulations to Alice Fulleton, February 2018 Employee of the Month!https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2552Thu, 10 May 2018 16:06:44<p><strong>Alice Fulleton - Office Manager, Financial Aid</strong></p><p>Alice has been a CWU employee for 30 years and has worked in Student Financial Services for many of those years as an Office Manager assisting with the function of the department in many different ways.&nbsp; While Alice has made many significant contributions to Student Financial Services over the years, her most recent herculean effort has been to prepare for the department’s move to Bouillon the week of August 14th.</p><p>Alice greatly enjoys her many responsibilities in Student Financial Services but I do believe her most favorite task is space planning.&nbsp; In the months leading up to this move, Alice has supported our Director and VP in advocating for the needs of Student Financial Services and the students we serve by providing detailed information of the functional needs for the department.&nbsp; Alice has also been flexible, as the plans have changed along the way.&nbsp; Alice has taken floor plans of our current and new space to measure, inventory furniture, note locations of network/phone connections, organized spaces for their best use, and strategically planned the order in which the staff will move.&nbsp; Alice has also created space plans for all of our individual offices to assist facilities management staff in placing the furniture as planned to avoid any secondary moving.&nbsp; I wish I could show you all of the documents and floor plans that Alice has painstakingly created to ensure this move is a success for our department – her attention to detail is quite impressive.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Congratulations, Alice!</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/EOM%20-%20February%202018.png" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;"></p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to Teresa Vadnais, January 2018 Employee of the Month!https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2551Thu, 10 May 2018 15:39:51<p><strong>Teresa Vadnais - Fiscal Specialist, Grant/Contract Accounting</strong></p><p>Teresa Vadnais has worked in a number of key positions throughout CWU in BFA, CAH, CEPS and the Registrar’s Office.&nbsp; Currently, she is employed as the Fiscal Specialist 1 in the Grant/Contract Accounting office and is a key support position for the entire COTS division in regards to their sponsored research efforts and activity.</p><p>In her current position, she has shown substantial evidence to be a very responsible and dedicated employee, going above and beyond others in the Fiscal Specialist 1 position category.&nbsp; I am consistently impressed by both Teresa’s attitude and her work performance as they always exceed mine as well as the positions expectations.</p><p>Teresa’s interpersonal and communication skills have allowed her to develop productive working relationships with both the BFA staff as well as CWU’s faculty. Even during challenging interactions, she conducts herself with the utmost professionalism and respect.&nbsp; She listens and follows direction well, tapping into her analytical skills to diagnose problems and devise viable solutions.&nbsp; Above all, she is always thinking ahead, a trait that is rare to find.&nbsp; Because of this, she has earned the right to work autonomously on her core work assignments and the respect of her colleagues.</p><p>She works well under pressure, remaining calm during busy fiscal periods such as CWU’s year-end close and times when there is substantial grant activity.</p><p>Teresa has been a very quick study in regards to learning and interpreting federal regulations (not an easy task), is an ambitious employee and a solid team player.&nbsp; Every day she leads our department and sets an example of how to provide a high level of customer service to everyone, regardless of their title (student, staff, faculty or administrator).</p><p>I highly recommend, without reservation, Teresa for the CWU civil servant Employee of the Month.</p><p>She sets a high bar for all employees to follow and CWU is fortunate to have her.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Congratulations, Teresa!</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/January%20Teresa%20Vadnais%202.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 480px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/January%20Teresa%20Vadnais%203.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 480px;"></p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to Todd Ames, December 2017 Employee of the Month!https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2550Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:25:29<p><strong>Todd Ames - University Police</strong></p><p>Todd has been a valued member of the University Police since 2006.&nbsp; He gives 110% every day for Central Washington University with a can-do attitude and commitment to making the university a safer place.&nbsp;</p><p>He has always been professional and polite with the public and fosters incredible bonds between the police department and anyone he may come across.&nbsp;</p><p>Todd has the drive and internal motivation to try to make sure that he knows just about everyone on campus and has a wonderful working relationship will all. He is constantly passing through the various departments across our community to check in with staff, students, and visitors.</p><p>Todd has worked tirelessly to provide a Women’s Self Defense class to our students which instills in them a confidence and awareness that they may not have otherwise realized.&nbsp;<br><br>Todd also plays an vital role in training the new officers for the University Police department.&nbsp; He is dedicated to making sure our new officers have all the skills and abilities to provide the high level of service this university deserves for years to come.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><strong>Congratulations, Todd!</strong></p><p align="center"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/IMG_2689.JPG" style="width: 550px; height: 366px;"></strong></p><p align="center"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/IMG_2691.JPG" style="width: 550px; height: 366px;"></strong></p></br></br></p align="center"></p align="center"></p align="center">Congratulations to Chanelle Giesy, November 2017 Employee of the Month!https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2549Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:01:35<p><strong>Chanelle Giesy - Student Medical &amp; Counseling Clinic</strong></p><p>Chanelle exemplifies the "best in Attitude" as she is a wonderful team player.&nbsp; Her willingness to help the medical team goes above and beyond her normal work duties.&nbsp;</p><p>Her job as a billing specialist provides a vital service to the clinic and our students. With her broad and detailed knowledge of the medical billing world she has been crucial in instituting the billing system at the clinic and helped train others who were involved with the project.</p><p>Her willingness to help the medical team goes above and beyond her normal work duties.&nbsp; She has expert computer skill and is always willing to assist her coworkers.</p><p>She is appreciated for her positive attitude and willingness to help out in many areas of the clinic when requested. She is always willing to assist her coworkers and always personifies patience and understanding with others, helping them problem solve, and improve their computer skills.</p><p>Chanelle has a great personality, she is always approachable and professional. She is consistently patient, kind and helpful.</p><p align="center"><strong>Congratulations Chanelle!</strong></p><p align="center"><strong><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/November%20Chanelle%20Giesy.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;"></strong></p></p align="center"></p align="center">Congratulations to Amy Bolstad, September 2017 Employee of the Month! https://www.cwu.edu/employee-council/node/2548Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:36:56<p><strong>Amy Bolstad - Learning Commons</strong></p><p>Amy has been instrumental in keeping our department functioning during a time of significant transition. Although she had recruiters offering her higher salary elsewhere, Amy has shown commitment to her position because she truly loves the work.</p><p>She is the glue that holds us together. Her sense of humor and her genuine interest in what she does always spills over to motivate others. She is hard-working, and I never have to worry about her doing quality work. In fact, last year, our team recognized Amy with the "Fairy Godmother" award at the Student Development and Achievement end-of-year meeting. It speaks to how much she is loved by students and staff alike.</p><p>Amy is always working to better the environment of Learning Support Services. Amy's demeanor helps to create an efficient department which serves the greater CWU community through providing academic assistance to students in a comfortable environment. Amy's support is critical in the mission of Learning Support Services.</p><p>Amy comes into work each and every day with a positive, approachable attitude towards all of her employees and her boss. She is always here when she needs to be and is on top of her commitments. She makes her employees feel as though they can come to her whenever they need to. She makes us feel like we belong to something and that we are in a place with a lack of harsh judgement and criticism. Her responsibility, dedication, and enthusiasm towards her job is unparalleled by others and is deserving of an award to fully recognize that.</p><p align="center"><strong>Congratulations Amy!</strong></p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/September%20Amy%20B.%202b.JPG" style="width: 339px; height: 600px;"></p><p align="center"><img alt="" src="/employee-council/sites/cts.cwu.edu.employee-council/files/images/September%20Amy%20B.%201.JPG" style="width: 650px; height: 378px;"></p></p align="center"></p align="center"></p align="center">