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: 

Allison DeVries, manager of grant development and administration, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office           

Even though so many agencies are cutting their funding because of COVID-19, Allison has been working especially hard to find grants for faculty to apply for. – Dr. Shira Klein

Shannon McCance, graduate admission counselor, Office of Admission

Shannon’s set up many COVID-19 update emails and coordinated comms for nearly 300 virtual graduate program events since March 2019. Sometimes comm requests come at the last minute or are no longer relevant once the emails are ready, which can be frustrating, but Shannon doesn’t let it get to her. – Eva Yen and Jim Whitaker

Stephanie Takemoto, academic software applications analyst, Office of the Provost

Lonnise Magallanez, Administrative Assistant, Office of Graduate Education     

With sincere thanks for your efforts to remotely onboard our GTA students for Spring 2021, which has been challenging during the COVID pandemic. – Brian Powell

Jamie Wisdom, client services lead, IS&T

Barron Williams, associate director of client services, IS&T

With sincere thanks for your ongoing support for – and responsiveness to – HR tech needs, which have been more challenging during the COVID pandemic. – Brian Powell

Frank Warren, classroom technology project manager, IS&T

Erik Gomez, classroom technology engineer, IS&T

Frank and Erik installed new classroom technology in Wilkinson before the start of the spring semester, enabling faculty to teach remotely. Through their dedication, the oldest building on campus has very advanced technology in classroom spaces. – Helen Norris

Rachel Karas, events and external relations assistant, Leatherby Libraries

Rachel promoted library services and resources virtually throughout the pandemic in social media and blogs, in addition to coming to campus to retake photos for our first ever virtual exhibit that emphasizes diversity within our library story rooms. – Helen Norris

Anton Bartolic, operations coordinator, SMC         

Anton is the only SMC staff member going to the office weekly to ensure operations continue while the full department is remote. He facilitates the delivery of marketing projects, manages invoices and budget work, and is keeping the office going. – Jamie Ceman

Joey Anderson, client/media services specialist III, IS&T  

Christina Marshall, associate to the president, Office of the President                  

Erika Curiel, executive assistant to the president, Office of the President             

Denise Vejar, executive assistant to the executive vice president, EVP/CAO Office         

Kristi Deschenes, department coordinator, EVP/CAO Office

For recognition in helping to create a fantastic Board Enrichment event, despite the limitations and challenges of COVID-19 restrictions. – Sheryl Bourgeois

Brian White, database manager, Ticketing Services

Due to COVID-19, Brian has very quickly become an expert with our new virtual event tool, Accelevents, and has been incredibly helpful getting many events built and expertly executed, including the Economic Forecast and the recent State of the University address, with many more in the pipeline. – Tessa Jones