New Service Recognition Plan Rewards Outstanding Chapman University Employees During COVID-19

Amid the challenges brought upon by the COVID-19 crisis, Chapman University employees continue to deliver exemplary service – in many cases, despite difficult circumstances. To highlight their extraordinary work, a new weekly recognition plan has been implemented. The plan will recognize and reward the invaluable work of Chapman staff and administration who are currently serving both on-campus and remotely.

Every Monday, department supervisors will be sent an email asking them to submit one or two names of individuals from their department to be recognized for their work the prior week. Supervisors may include a brief summary of why they choose a particular individual. Every Tuesday, a committee under the direction Harold Hewitt and consisting of Brenna Bell, Allison Kelley, Christina Marshall and Jill Zeiger will compile the list of names and present them to Senior Staff, who will, through a selection process, determine those to be recognized that week. EVP/COO Hewitt will present the final nominations to President Struppa for approval. On Wednesday a recognition card and e-gift card for $100 will be emailed from the President’s Office email address to the recipients. 

 Recognition will be done weekly, beginning the week of March 30 and last at least through the month of July. A list of those recognized, along with a brief sentence of their extraordinary efforts, will be published in the weekly Working@Chapman email.

Eligible Departments Include:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Services
  • Food Services (Sodexo)
  • Facilities, Mail Services, Groundskeeping Services, Custodial Services (Aramark)
  • Human Resources 
  • IS&T 
  • Public Safety
  • Research Office
  • Residence Life
  • Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Student Affairs
  • University Advancement 

“As we grapple with changes all around us, our employees have been paramount in helping ensure our University moves forward. Staff and administrators alike have put in long hours and made great sacrifices to safeguard the well-being of our Chapman community. It has been inspiring to witness such an astounding display of commitment and resiliency. We thank each of our employees for their compassion, integrity and resolve,” said Hewitt.


Michelle Anguka