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Employee of the Year 2012

Todd Smith, Employee of the Year 2012

Todd Smith

Web Communications Manager

As announced at the Employee Appreciation Day event, we are pleased to communicate that Todd Smith, Web Communications Manager, has been selected as the Employee of the Year for FY 2012! Please join us in congratulating Todd on this impressive award.

Todd began his career with Salisbury University as a Web Communications Manager in December 2005. In April 2012, Todd was selected by the Employee of the Month Selection committee as the Employee of the Month for his creativity and team work. The nomination noted that in light of the extraordinary demands of his normal duties, Todd still finds the time and effort to provide quality service to SU’s faculty with respect to web-based surveys and scheduling tools. In addition to the nomination recognitions, it is worth highlighting Todd’s significant contributions in supporting the Staff Senate.

Also included in the EOM nomination form was Todd’s "behind the scenes" work supporting the Salisbury University Student Research Conference (SUSRC). His efforts were instrumental in improving the efficiency and increased verification of involvement and submissions which resulted in a more successful conference overall. In addition, it was mentioned that “much of this is beyond Todd’s job description, and certainly beyond a comfortable work load, but he somehow finds a way to help.” In a note of support, Sue Eagle, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, conveyed that Todd is a great team player, eager to help, creative in problem-solving using very limited resources and is a great listener with a genuine desire to meet or exceed the needs of the customer.

Please join us in congratulating Todd on this outstanding award.

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Employees of the Month - FY 2012

July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011
Carl Dise Lauren McDermott Tim Smith
Carl Dise Lauren McDermott Tim Smith Michelle Lambert
Post Office Services Supervisor  GIS Project Manager  Athletic Equipment Specialist, Athletics & Recreation Department Executive Administrative Assistant, Perdue School of Business
November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012
Jeanette Wolinski Dennis White Karen Greer Carmel Boger
Associate Director, Information Technology Department  Telecom Technician, Information Technology Program Management Specialist, Provost’s Office Administrative Assistant, Nursing
March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012
Tina Melczarek Gloria Mills
Mike Vienna Todd Smith Tina Melczarek Gloria Mills 
Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation Web Communications Manager  Formerly with the Education Department department and currently the Program Management Specialist in the Philosophy Department and Bellavance Honors Program Facility Services Housekeeper

June 2012

Gloria Mills
Facility Services Housekeeper

Gloria MillsGloria Mills was nominated by David Lake, Assistant Director for Facility Services, for her consistent commitment to excellence and teamwork. “She is ever mindful of the specific needs of Blackwell Library,” mentions David, “and she handles those needs with the same flawlessness on a day-to-day basis without fail.” Her professional manner and commitment to providing outstanding service ensuring a clean facility has been recognized by many students, evidenced by staff reporting the receipt of numerous notes from students thanking Gloria for her meticulous work. Gloria displays exemplary professionalism and teamwork, helping out wherever needed during staffing shortages always with a positive and supportive attitude. In a closing statement, David added, “Anyone who comes in contact with Gloria will love her spirit and the enthusiasm that she brings to the workplace; she is always upbeat and greets everyone with a smile.”

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May 2012

Tina Melczarek 
Formerly with the Education Department department and currently the Program Management Specialist in the Philosophy Department and Bellavance Honors Program

Tina MelczarekTina was nominated for her exceptional customer service and organizational skills. In the nomination letter, it was stated that “Tina’s work is consistently above and beyond the call of duty” and that her skill set enables the department to operate more efficiently and effectively. Three letters of support from faculty members included comments like, no matter how busy she is, Tina makes every person with whom she interacts believe “that they are the most important person in her day.” She “exceeds the expectations of our students on a daily basis” and takes extra steps to remember each person she assists so future encounters will be personal and productive. Not a day went by without hearing someone comment on Tina’s superior service and professionalism. Tina is also exceptional at organizing and streamlining processes so information is readily available in minutes and faculty can work more efficiently. She anticipates student and faculty needs, and teaches faculty how to incorporate new technology into daily routines. In summary, Tina is characterized as unfailingly pleasant, student centered, an exemplary employee, and a valued coworker.

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April 2012

Todd Smith
Web Communications Manager

Todd SmithTodd was nominated for his creativity and team work. The nomination form notes that in light of the extraordinary demands of his normal duties, Todd still finds the time and effort to provide quality service to SU’s faculty with respect to web-based surveys and scheduling tools. His “behind the scenes” work supporting the Salisbury University Student Research Conference (SUSRC) was instrumental in improving the efficiency and increased verification of involvement and submissions which resulted in a more successful conference overall. In addition, it was mentioned that “much of this is beyond Todd’s job description, and certainly beyond a comfortable work load, but he somehow finds a way to help.” In a note of support, Sue Eagle, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, conveyed that Todd is a great team player, eager to help, creative in problem-solving using very limited resources and is a great listener with a genuine desire to meet or exceed the needs of the customer.

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March 2012

Mike Vienna
Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation

Mike ViennaMike was nominated for his tireless commitment to excellence in customer service and support. He has made a positive impact on the attitudes and productivity of his staff by “chipping in” whenever needed as exemplified by the weekends he has taken time to cut grass and line fields, worked the front desk at UFC during a blizzard, and spent the night in Maggs PAC during both of the most recent hurricanes. In a letter of support from Dr. Dane Foust, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Mike is acknowledged for “not only administering one of the country’s most successful athletic programs, he sets the standard for citizenship and academic excellence off the court and off the field as well. Mike truly epitomizes and lives the NCAA division III philosophy.” In closing, Dane added, “It is a testament to Mike’s commitment, energy, and leadership that places SU athletics at a preeminent place among his colleagues.”

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February 2012

Carmel Boger
Administrative Assistant, Nursing

Carmel BogerDr. Lisa Seldomridge, Chair of the Nursing Department, and Dr. Molly Parsons, Director of Graduate and Second Degree Nursing Program, submitted a joint nomination for Carmel’s excellence, consideration, and customer service. In their nomination letter, Drs. Seldomridge and Parsons specifically noted Carmel’s handling of several hundred 2nd BS or Master’s program queries every year, each of which she handles with personalized attention to detail and courteous, friendly and personalized service. In addition, Carmel has been integral to the launch of SU’s first doctoral program and provides supportive assistance with several grants including the Medical Simulation Center, PRMC, and the Eastern Sore Faculty Academy and Mentoring initiative which collectively total approximately $2M, as well as two grant programs aimed at increasing the diversity of students and faculty in the nursing program and $240K in scholarship awards for students from diverse backgrounds. In closing it was stated, “with an eye on detail, keen intuition, and a sunny disposition, Carmel lives the University’s values every day.” 

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January 2012

Karen Greer
Program Management Specialist, Provost’s Office

Gloria MillsKaren Greer received a nomination from Lawanda Dockins-Gordy, Interim Associate Dean of Students, for her strong work ethic, excellent customer service, and “can-do” attitude. The nomination letter stated that Karen "consistently goes above and beyond her job requirements to meet not only the needs of her position, but also volunteers for duties and assignments outside of her immediate department.” In addition, Karen serves on multiple committees to include the Student Affairs Professional Development, New Student Reader, and the New Student Communication Committees. In a note of support, Karen is portrait as having a “sense of student centeredness that permeates throughout her work and an unrestrained commitment to committee initiatives which truly reflects her engagement in creating a better environment for both students and staff members alike.” In closing, Lawanda Dockins-Gordy’s summarizes, “Karen’s enthusiasm is contagious, and so is her commitment to upholding and promoting Salisbury University as a University of National Distinction.” 

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December 2011

Dennis White
Telecom Technician, Information Technology

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November 2011

Jeanette Wolinski
Associate Director, Information Technology Department

Jeanette WolinskiJeanette was nominated for the Employee of the Month award for her dedication to the success of a recent significant Administrative Systems Software Group upgrade project. Her dedication and collaborative approach to this initiative were evidenced by the late nights and weekend support that the project required as well as her ability to lead a team of external and internal technical support and user staff. The success of these kinds of projects, often without the assistance of outside consulting firms, have saved Salisbury University approximately $250,000 over the recent years. In closing, the nomination added, “Jeanette’s spirit of collaboration and enthusiasm makes these kinds of projects possible and her a truly exceptional member of this University.”

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October 2011

Michelle Lambert
Executive Administrative Assistant, Perdue School of Business

Michelle LambertMichelle received a nomination from Michele Nelson and Ellen Fykes, Program Management Specialists in the Perdue School of Business, for her professionalism and positive attitude. The nomination letter stated that Michelle "works tirelessly and flawlessly under pressure and is always willing to help others when needed.” In notes of support from various members of the SU community as well as external contacts, Michelle is portrait as being proactive, organized, and a positive influence on those around her in either the way she handles stressful situations or with her ever-present smile. In closing, Dean Wood’s letter of support summarizes “Michelle is an example to the other staff in the building and is a colleague in its truest sense.”

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September 2011

Tim Smith
Athletic Equipment Specialist, Athletics & Recreation Department

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August 2011

Lauren McDermott
GIS Project Manager

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July 2011

Carl Dise
Post Office Services Supervisor

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