Monthly YES Winners
New York City - August
Jasmin Guerrero, Center for Professional Studies, New York City*
Recognized by Cristin Downs, Center for Professional Studies
On July 30th, we received notice that we needed to vacate our downtown offices. Nicole, Jamie, and Jasmin all jumped to the occasion! Nicole coordinated with Facilities and ITS and Jamie and Jasmin organized, packed, cleaned and moved with gusto. Our downtown office has been located in 163 for many years and there were lots of files to be gone through. They did an exceptional job and I am lucky to work with them.
*Jamie Leotta and Nicole Vitale were also recognized. Jasmin Guerrero was the random movie ticket winner.
Westchester - August
Courtney Rhodes, Information Technology Services, Westchester*
Recognized by Richard Miller, Office of the Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Thanks to Courtney, Dan and Matthew for your assistance last week in setting up the new PC's and recycling of old equipment. Much appreciated.
*Dan Reicher and Matthew Desimini were also recognized. Courtney Rhodes was the random movie ticket winner.
Previous University-Wide Monthly YES Winners
New York City: Megan Mummey, Undergraduate Admissions, NYC
Recognized by Mitchell Chavez, Undergraduate Admissions, NYC: Megan has stepped up and demonstrated that she is a leader among the team. Megan is very proactive and takes the initiative to ensure the office does not fall behind on events, staffing, or projects. She is a quick thinker, accessible to the team and holds herself and the rest of the staff accountable. Megan has demonstrated to be a real asset to our department and we are lucky to have her on the team.
Westchester: Gianna Pannullo, Residential Life, Westchester
Recognized by Vinnie Birkenmeyer, Residential Life, PLV: Gianna has been a huge help to me in the last 3 weeks preparing for the first-year interest group (FIG) program portion of Orientations. She took it upon herself to make many edits and corrections that made the programs more enjoyable for students and the directions easier to understand for the staff members facilitating. She also communicated changes and expectations to multiple staff members who will be leading the first week of the programs. She was proactive in realizing things to work on that she was not asked to and it resulted in a great product!
New York City: Barbara Powell, Management & Management Science, NYC
Recognized by Hsu O’Keefe, Management & Management Science: Barbara has been of extreme help as program coordinator in all senses ranging from reminding submission of syllabus, book order, exams, to communicating far ahead about exam dates, deadlines, missing exam process among others. She is always calm and makes problem solving seem so easy.
Westchester: Philip Poggiali, Mortola Library, Westchester*
Recognized by Daniel Sabol, Information Technology: Philip and Desharwn work tirelessly for the University. They both are dedicated to helping students and have done so for many years.
*Desharwn Brown was also recognized. Philip Poggiali was the random movie ticket winner.
New York City: Margaret Jones, Office of Student Assistance, NYC
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: 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!
New York City: Victor Panaligan, Telecommunications Services, NYC
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/NYC
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, NYC
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, NYC
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.