Mike Conte, associate director in Physical Plant, recently was presented with a Cardinal Achievement Award for his expert handling of serious building emergencies during the winter holiday break, which occurred at all hours.
“We are grateful to Mike for going above and beyond the call of duty by responding to an unusual number of late night and weekend emergencies during the especially cold winter break this year,” said Joyce Topshe, associate vice president for facilities.
Stacy Baldwin, project coordinator in Physical Plant received a Cardinal Achievement Award for her work in advance planning for the winter adverse weather conditions. In November, 2013 Stacy proposed that the university purchase 180 shovels, one for each house on campus, and 60 canisters of ice melt (12 pound containers). She researched the pricing, purchased both items and hand delivered them to every faculty, staff and graduate house on campus during the first two weeks in December. Students helped with distribution of shovels to undergraduate houses.
“Kudos to Stacy for thinking about safety and for planning well in advance of the first storm. We are now facing a national shortage of ice melt in the country but thanks to Stacy, our Wesleyan community is better equipped to weather the storms,” Topshe said.
Evelyn Bozeman, payroll administrator in Human Resources, received a Cardinal Achievement Award for providing support to the benefits area during a transition to a new employee benefits website.
“This was a time-consuming project and Evelyn offered to help – even though she does not have a benefits background. She was able to learn quickly and provide great suggestions for enhancements to the website,” said Pat Melley, director of Human Resources. “Evelyn’s positive attitude and ability to make herself available at every possible opportunity made the transition to the new website a success.”
This special honor comes with a $150 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts. The award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year.
For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Human Resources website and scroll down to Cardinal Achievement Award under “Forms.”
Recipients will continue to be recognized in The Wesleyan Connection.