Congratulations to the Recipients of This Week’s Service Plan of Recognition

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: 

Justin Ringor, manager, Faculty Affairs, Faculty Affairs

Thank you to Justin Ringor for his work on setting up remote processes for faculty hires, contract processing and faculty pay – including a new timekeeping process –  since we moved to remote in mid-March.  We greatly appreciate his attention to detail! – Eileen Besner

Ashley Buckley, department assistant, Timekeeping, Faculty Affairs

Ashley Buckley started in January in a new role of timekeeping assistant for all PTL.  She has been invaluable in assuring faculty are completing timesheets to be paid timely.  This includes training, reminders and report creation all done remotely. – Eileen Besner

Jessica Houston, admissions coordinator, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Jessica has gone above and beyond her role of coordinator at Dodge. She has hosted more than 20 virtual events for admitted and prospective students since March and also manages our student staff of 17. – Ciara Jones

Marita Tyler, stage manager, Student Productions, Dodge College

Marita was quick to offer assistance running the Goldroom after we lost both full-time staff in that area.  She has been balancing tasks from both jobs in order to allow us to continue serving student productions. – Ciara Jones

Taylor Braun, film festival specialist, Dodge College

Taylor has exemplified team spirit and collegiality during this pandemic. As well as continuing his own job responsibilities, he has jumped in to ensure our students feel connected to and supported by Dodge College as a whole, by strategic engagement via social media and mass communications. – Ciara Jones

McKenna Hughes, global education advisor, Center for Global Education

McKenna helped create and lead a workshop for early-returned study abroad students last spring. She also led the creation of a CGE virtual office to continue interaction and support for students and taught CU staff how to create their own. – Jodi Hicks

Teresita Huerta, campus controller, Sodexo

Teresita has been a big part of keeping the food service operations continuing from that controller standpoint, taking on new responsibilities all over campus. – Eric Cameron

Heriberto Maquitico, manager, Brightview

Juan Carmona, ground’s crew, Brightview

Sergio Torres, ground’s crew, Brightview

Mario Agraz, ground’s crew, Brightview

Armando Nunez, ground’s crew, Brightview

Jose Vargas, ground’s crew, Brightview

Guillermo Silverio, ground’s crew, Brightview

The landscape crew has been fantastic at helping out where needed during this pandemic period and being conscious towards getting the job done with budget restrictions. They are the best in the industry as is apparent to anyone that looks around the Chapman landscape. – Rick Turner

Greg Desario, project manager, Facilities Management

Greg was extremely collaborative with IS&T during the outdoor Wi-Fi project.  He helped guide our vendor, Brico, in accomplishing what we needed to expand our outdoor Wi-Fi across campus.  This provides an excellent service to students. – Helen Norris

Sonny Phan, application specialist, IS&T

With the transition to return to campus, Sonny Phan has been extra responsive in activating building access. Even in the most challenging request, he can come up with a way to program the exterior doors to meet the departments’ needs. – Helen Norris

Phil Oliva, client services tech III, IS&T

During the busiest time with returning to campus, Phil has been supporting students, faculty, and staff keycard requests with professionalism, responsiveness, and outstanding service. – Helen Norris