Congratulations to this Week’s Service Plan of Recognition Recipients

We are proud to name this week’s Service Plan of Recognition awardees for their extraordinary work as Chapman responds to COVID-19. Each staff and administrator selected embodies the dedication and integrity that continues to drive and strengthen Chapman University. 

For information on how to nominate employees, read this article about the New Service Recognition Plan.

This week’s recipients are: 

Diane Eisenberg, associate director, Tutoring and Learning Center

Diane enabled students to obtain online tutoring after spring break. Using a new online platform, as of April 24, 269 students have virtually attended one or more online sessions with peer student tutors or supplemental instructors. Nina LeNoir

Annette Casas, associate registrarScheduling and Registration, University Registrar

With student registration just a few weeks away, Annette contacted academic departments to ensure students could obtain permission numbers for classes requiring approval signatures and also provided four additional training sessions. Jan McCuen

Ebriana Oyenuga, accounting assistant, and Alicia De La Cruz, department assistant, Financial Services

Ebriana and Alicia have distributed all checks, responded to all voicemails and distributed mail to all Financial Services staff in a timely manner during the COVID-19 pandemic. Behzad Binesh

Teresita Huerta, campus office administrator, Sodexo

In addition to her regular duties, Teresita has proven to be a great team player while she’s now working in the dining hall serving all the front-line guests along with coordinating projects for different meals on campus. Eric Cameron

Nancy Lopez, department business Coordinator, Facilities

Nancy has been instrumental with keeping the Facilities financial programs consistently up-to-date and on-track. Her actions have kept the flow of invoices and accounting protocols seamless. Rick Turner

Patrick Cabrera, mail clerk II, Mailing Services

Patrick was able to adjust Mailing Service software to automatically email students and staff about package arrivals. This saved a substantial amount of time with processing these deliveries under the reduced staffing levels. Rick Turner

Hoha Kim, mail clerk II, Mailing Services

Hoha, one of our newest employees, has embraced the continuous schedule changes for his department. This type of flexibility & approach in managing one’s attitude towards constant change helps support a positive workplace environment. Rick Turner

Sarah Blake, instructional analyst, IS&T

Sarah’s deep knowledge of Blackboard and Canvas, strong organizational skills, detailed step-by-step instructions, and her “can-do” attitude have been critical helping Rinker and Orange faculty move to remote teaching. Helen Norris

Dario Baraggiotta, IT/media services support specialist, IS&T

Dario has been helpful, always available & patient with faculty issues. Thanks to his guidance and assistance, faculty members have told me that classes have run seamlessly and students have benefitted from his professionalism & good work. Helen Norris

Jessie Rivera, training specialist, IS&T

Jessie Rivera is so personable and knowledgeable. He makes every support interaction feel important and thoroughly resolved. Helen Norris

Elena Marusak, instructional technologist, IS&T

Elena is quick to assist faculty with their questions in Canvas & Blackboard and does so with a smile. She always maintains a positive attitude and exudes professionalism. She is an essential part of the team, and we are lucky to have her! Helen Norris

Carly Williams, dispatcher, Public Safety

Carly is one of the first lines of assistance, information and guidance. She facilitates requests, coordinate access, keep patrol officers informed and has prevented crimes through her observations and quick dispatching of officers. Randy Burba

Chris Wargo, patrol officer, Public Safety, Douglas Banowetz, patrol officer, Public Safety, Gary Bruton, patrol officer, Public Safety, Tammy South, dispatch supervisor, Public Safety, and Phil Hidalgo, dispatcher, Public Safety

These officers and dispatchers were instrumental in identifying and removing a person from campus who was engaged in criminal activity, including trespassing, possession of drugs, having a BB gun on campus as a simulated weapon and probation violation. Randy Burba

Cliff Williams, lieutenant, Public Safety, Sean Porter, patrol officer, Public Safety, Steven Johnson, patrol officer, Public Safety, and Kevin Shieh, patrol officer, Public Safety

These officers stopped a theft in progress from a commercial property adjacent to Chapman. Randy Burba

LaurenZlotecki, facilities and off-campus coordinator, Residence Life and First Year Experience

Lauren has created a multi-user spreadsheet to track the housing status at Panther Village for first responders. This system can be used by multiple campus departments & contracted partners for efficient support of housing requests.Dave Sundby

Sam Martinez, outreach coordinator wellness promotion, Residence Life and First Year Experience

Sam created multiple phases of wellness content for our PS officers including physical activity, nutrition and mindfulness and breathing. This content was well-received and officers have begun internal changes to support healthy living.Dave Sundby

Gerald Carter, sr. production coordinator, Strategic Marketing and Communications

Gerald’s knowledge of technology supports the team as they continue to work remotely. His skill set supports creativity in our work and he’s provided strategic input resulting in original ideas to promote the mission of Chapman virtually. Jamie Ceman

Nicole Schmidt, strategist, Strategic Marketing and Communications

During this time of quick change, Nicole has shown a great ability to pivot, adapt and take action on the many strategic plans she has in the works. Her leadership to help others pivot as well has been invaluable. Jamie Ceman

Nathaly Del Real, internship coordinator, Career and Professional Development

Nathaly has played a critical role working with the provost office, creating an internship registration process for 456 students to receive academic credit this spring. She brings a positive attitude and work ethic to all she serves! Franciska Morlet

Kayla Wiechert, program specialist , Department of Student Engagement

Kayla has been instrumental in helping the student organization community maintain their connections from afar, using Zoom as a resource and tool for club meetings, online workshops and continued member engagement. Jerry Price

Mike Keyser, associate director, Department of Student Engagement

Mike brought popular fitness resources into students’ homes such as Fitness on Demand and Chapman’s student-led fitness sessions. Through the Fitness & Recreation Portal, students can access these resources anywhere in the world. Jerry Price

Jaclyn Dreschler, assistant director, Department of Student Engagement

Jaclyn has facilitated the continued productivity, creativity and energy of Chapman’s vibrant fraternity and sorority community through weekly chapter presidents and council meetings, a virtual sorority extension process and moving Skit online. Jerry Price

Evan Burkin, development writer, Donor Relations

Evan quickly adapted to updating donor relations messaging and thoughtfully addressed COVID-19. He has been positive and instrumental in rewriting and updating letters, proposals, website, reports and emails to the Chapman Family. Michele Wanner

Elizabeth Sproule, manager of the Chapman Fund, Strategic Engagement and Development

Elizabeth consistently goes beyond the scope of her job and is quick to contribute whenever asked. She has supported Giving Day in several ways and exceeded her fundraising goal. She continually steps up and is a true team player. Kim Greenhall

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