Monthly YES Winners
New York City - May
Margaret Jones, Office of Student Assistance, New York City
Recognized by Sandrina Glanz, Student
I was referred to Margaret Jones to help me with transfer credit questions/problems. I have been trying to get help with this problem for months and no one was able to or tried to help me. Margaret helped me in a very professional, respectful, and most friendly manner. Within 20 minutes, I was all set and all my questions were answered. I especially appreciated how proactive Margaret assisted me - she pulled every register to help me.
Westchester - May
Noel Whearty, Financial Aid, Westchester
Recognized by Cassandra Carney, Financial Aid, Westchester
Financial Aid would never manage without teamwork! Noel Whearty was able walk the talk. While I was struggling with a very pressing student, an issue related to an alternative loan, Noel stepped up and offered her help even though she had a full workload herself. There were so many challenges that I faced with this students account and could not have handled on my own and without Noel's assistance, the situation could have been escalated, etc. Noel could of easily have said no as this wasn’t her job, she spent hours which turned into days trying to make a situation work out for me and in the end it was a positive outcome for the student! Noel made it happen! She saw a need and stepped up to the plate, for that, I am very thankful for her stellar work!
Previous University-Wide Monthly YES Winners
New York City: Victor Panaligan, Telecommunications Services, New York City
Recognized by Maisem Jaloudi, Counseling, New York City: It is always a pleasure to work with Victor. He has helped our department with our phone switch and the issues that were occurring on the private line quickly and efficiently. Thank you Victor!
Westchester: Sue Maxam, Center for Academic Excellence, Pleasantville/New York City
Recognized by Allyson King, Center for Academic Excellence, Pleasantville: Sue has an innate ability to bring out the best in everyone she works with, and those who have the privilege of working with her closely are empowered to shine under her powerful and strategic leadership and vision. Thank you, Sue, for all you do for your colleagues and for Pace ~ we truly would be lost without you!
New York City: Oneil Morgan*, Ed Media, New York City
Recognized by Martina Blackwood, Dean’s Office, Dyson College, New York City: I would like to nominate the members of Ed Media and IT who were instrumental in facilitating the quick renovation of a classroom during spring break. They not only prepared the computer for installation, but also worked with the outside vendor to ensure that the installation was completed on time. Ed Media specialists are also on hand to provide the appropriate training to all faculty who will use that classroom. IT techs rushed to the scene when there appeared to be technical troubles with the computer, and they resolved the matter quickly. Without their hard work, this renovation may not have come to fruition. Thanks to the entire team!
*Joseph DeLeo, Sasenarayan Ramkumar, Alfred Samala and Fallon Saratovsky were also recognized. Oneil Morgan was the random movie ticket winner.
Westchester: James Davis, Career Services, Pleasantville
Recognized by Kimberly Porter, Cooperative Education, Pleasantville: Jim Davis has done a wonderful job or putting together a Career Closet for students who do not have business attire for the upcoming Career Fair and job interviews. He traveled all the way to Bridgeport, CT to work with an organization called "Dress for Success". He created a fabulous "storefront" in our office and students have been overjoyed. Jim also provided training via workshops on how to dress professionally working with a variety of organizations on campus. His efforts were inspiring. Many thanks to him.
New York City: Naomi Naiztat*, Career Services, New York City
Recognized by Diane Coleman, Career Service, New York City: I am nominating Naomi for "going the extra mile" in her work for the Employer Relations Team. She stayed beyond her normal workday to provide key logistical support in hosting a new recruitment event for our Pace students, the NYTech Talent Fair on 2.8.18. We had a huge crowd of both students & guests from outside the University. So delivering excellent customer service was essential to the evening.
*Svetlana Kotlyarenko, Barry Miller and Maria Pesantz were also recognized. Naomi Naiztat was the random movie ticket winner.
Westchester: Carlo Clarke*, ITS, Pleasantville
Recognized by Richard Miller, Dean’s Office, Dyson College, Pleasantville: The Client Support Office is always very helpful. In this case four staff members worked together to fix an issue on a fellow staff member’s PC that just wouldn't go away. We appreciate their hard work and professionalism.
*Michael DiMattia, Louis Guglielmo and Kyle Hanson were also recognized. Carlo Clarke was the random movie ticket winner.
New York City: Nancy Campoverde*, School of Education, New York City
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Division of Student Success, New York City & Pleasantville: On behalf of the entire Advising Institute Planning Committee as well as all those in attendance at this year’s Institute, I’d like to thank you very much for serving on the graduate and combined degree programs panel! You did a fabulous job imparting important information and did so in record time! We are all sincerely grateful!
*Nancy was nominated along with Brooke Hasan, Kathryn Olsen, Jane Dolan, Stephanie Elson, Judith DeBlasio and Melissa Grant. Nancy is the random monthly movie ticket winner.
Westchester: Amanda Peterson*, Financial Aid Office, Westchester
Recognized by Janice Hilbrink, Financial Aid Office, Westchester: Amanda and Dan helped a student with severe odds against her in life. Amanda and Dan's accessibility, professionalism, and respect for the student made a special award happen. They took extra steps, and their compassion for this student could not have been better.
*Amanda was nominated along with Dan Robinson. Amanda is the random monthly movie ticket winner.
New York City: Fallon Saratovsky, Ed Media, NYC
Recognized by Patricia Carolan, Office of the EVP, CFO & Treasurer, Valhalla: Fallon Saratovksy was an enormous help with an off-campus event during the weekend. She came into work early in order to assist with a Blue Jeans video conference and stayed in touch to make sure there were no problems. Prior to the event she kept me informed of what was needed and assured me that she had everything under control - and she did. Many thanks, Fallon!
Westchester: Louis Guglielmo, ITS, Valhalla
Recognized by Maureen Doddy, ITS, Valhalla: I'd like to nominate Louis for the YES award. He is a pleasure to deal with as a co-worker and he is incredibly responsive, patient and accessible to answer and assist our end users with all of their technology needs. Louis Makes It Happen every day!
New York City: Maggie Leung-Marino, Special Events, New York City
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources, Valhalla: On behalf of the entire Human Resources department, I would like to thank you for your assistance with the 2017 NYC Employee Recognition Ceremony. Your involvement truly helped make the event successful. Many thanks for your continued commitment to Pace University!
Westchester: Tony Patteril, Educational Media, Westchester
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources, Valhalla: On behalf of the entire Human Resources department, I would like to thank you for your assistance with the 2017 PLV Employee Recognition Ceremony. Your involvement truly helped make the event successful. Many thanks for your continued commitment to Pace University!