Gallery of Thank Yous

*As of spring 2014, honorees are posted on Instagram at #csusmsand ! 

Below is a good list of the incredible thank-able folks from 2010-2013. Mugs are displayed by name sign in the event that rewardee wasn't present during distrubtion or did not not wish to be photographed.

Please thank more fellow staff members below! 

Thank You Submission Form

Thank you staff, for all you do!

Shelley Ross

Shelley Ross

Shelley is a shinning star in her attitude to whomever needs assistance with Telephone Services whether it be telephone, cellphones or conference phones adds/moves/changes voicemails billing or just general help and support to everyone on campus.

Shelley pictured when the THank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Lynn Dugan

Lynn Dugan

Lynn has stepped up to manage the Libraries Budget for the last year in addition to her own reponsibilities.  I am truly grateful to her.

Lynn pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Kathleen Corona

 Kathleen Corona

Kathleen bring a  professional and gentle nature to the office of Community Engagement.  She has been a lifesaver by assisting me with our letter writing project.  I admire Kathleen's organization and attention to detail and i'm proud to have her as an office mate.

Kathleen pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Rosa Mora

Rosa Mora

I nominate Rosa Mora because she goes over & beyond the call of duty.  She is willing to help others and is very knowledgeable in each department.  She is a team player and willing to help with any budget issue.

Rosa pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Rosemary Henk

Rosemary Henk

This is the first year that I actually got to witness Rosemary taking care of all the students and their 1098T questions.  Her phone rings non-stop with the same questions over and over again.  I am amazed at her job knowledge and how she handles each student with such patience and kindness.

Rosemary pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Donna Dawn

Donna Dawn

Donna is a wonder! Always. But recently she really kicked it inti high gear covering for two employees who were out sick.  She not only managed her own work but worked at the front counter for one week with never a complaint and always a smile.  She is a PHENOMENAL employee who deserves to be reconnized and told thank you!

Donna pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Marilyn Huerta

Marulyn Huerta

Marilyn is a ray of sunshine.  She should be proud of all that she has accomplished for he Arts & Lectures Series.  As an artist herself she brings her creativity and enthusiasm to Community Engagement.  She is a team player and I'm proud to have her on my team.

Marilyn pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Deborah Fitzvold

Deborah Fitzvold

I would like to thank Deb for being one of the most organized and positive people on campus.  I've recently begun working with her on a more detailed basis and i've enjoyed her wonderful attitude and student first perspective!

Deborah pictued when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Rachel Mann

Rachel Mann

Rachel Mann started as our budget coordinator on February 4 a year after the budget manager retired.  She has shown great diligence and aptitude along with patience while studying the website and learning all she can until her log in request are complete.  i would love for her to know how much we appreciate her presence and eagerness to learn.

Rachel pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Patty Diaz

Patty Diaz

Patricia is a gem.  She is a phenomenal kind fair and very student oriented.  She does not always have the easiest of jobs and deals with some very difficult situations.  She however always has a positive attitude and is always there for the students!

Patty pioctured whe the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Hoami Thamracksa

Hoami Thamracksa

For her amazing dedication and support to the absense Management Project.  We could not have been successful without her! Thanks Hoami... you totally Rock!

Hoami pictured when the Thank you was delivered on Feb 26, 2013

Jesus Munoz

Jesus Munoz

Jesus is always willing to help & goes above and beyond when we need it.  He's a great asset to the FS department.

Jesus pictured when the THank you was delivereed on February 26, 2013

Bhumika Talsania

Bhumika Talsania

Bhumika has been a lifesaver in managing my budget and processing payments.  It's a relief to have the confidence to pass invoices off to Bhumika and know that they'll be taken care of.  More so she been an incredible team player for Community Engagement.

Bhumika pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Arlene Toya

Arlene Toya

Arlene is an awesome addition to CSUSM She is the most student-focused people i know.   She is always looking out for the best interest of the students.  She is a delight to work with!

Arlene pictured when the Thank you was delivered on February 26, 2013

Mary Kollmeyer

Mary Kollmeyer

Mary is always so helpful when i have billing or purchasing questions.  She helps me each month when working on transit billing.  I also just want to thank her for being so fun!  I love her sense of humor and she always gets me to laugh out loud everyday.

Mary pictured when the Thank you was delivered on December 17, 2012

Chrystal Hady

Chrystal Hady

Chrystal is a marvelous academic adivor.  She is always willing to support her fellow advisors volunteers to help whenever we need  it and remains 100% positive  at all times. Chrystal Rocks!

Chrystal pictured when the Thank you was delivered on December 17, 2012.

Julius Williams

Julius Williams

We put Julius to the challenge!  Nothing wanted to work right! Julius patiently worked through the issues one at a time until everything worked the way it should.  We really appreciated Julius' good-heart diligence and dedication to getting it all "right".

Julius pictured when the Thank you was delivered on December 17, 2012.

Cherie Vinopal

Cherie Vinopal

In the past two months Cherie has helped me with two urgent request related to Cougar Courses.  Not only did she repond quickly to my request she completed them exertly and provided additional support even though i didn't ask for it.  She has shown that she cares about student learning and success and she is an incredibly helpful colleague to faculty.

Cherie pictured when the Thank you was delivered on December 17, 2012

Megan Simpson

Megan Simpson

With my event just two weeks away i found out that my event co-ordinator was out ill! Meagan stepped in to resure the day! She jumped right in and helped with all the details including how to fit too many people into a small space! I really appreciated Meagn's eagerness to help her cheerful attitude and her knowledge about all the event coordinator details.

Megan pictured when the Thank you was delivered on Dec 17, 2012

Sandy Fox

Sandy Fox

Sandy did a fantastic job! She assisted in trouble shooting our issues and came up with solutions.  In addition she was super quick and happy as usual!

Sandy pictured when the Thank you was delivered on December 17, 2012

Erica Ervin
Michelle Ramon

Michelle Romans

Thank you Michelle for your great stewardship, your perseverance of completing the task at hand made their day a bit more bearable!

Michelle Romans pictured when the Thank you was delivered on November 09, 2012

Liz Baird

Liz Baird

Thank you for working so hard on saving us money for the Major and Minor Fair and Career Expo.  We really appreciate how quickly you got us the extra tables we needed.  It is a pleasure working with you!

Liz pictured whe the Thank you was delivered on November 09, 2012

Monica Gillie

Monica Gillie

Monica has worked tirelessly getting all the paperwork processed to bring on some consultants for facilitating our 38 sections of GEL 101 career module sessions. It's been a challenge but she has persevered!

Monica pictued when the Thank you was delivered on October 25, 2012

Carrie Carlego

Carrie Garlejo

I'd like to especially thank Carrie! Thank you for always being available for the catering request that our office submits whether they are big or small and wether they're planned or last minute... you and your staff have always made it happen.

Carrie pictured when Thank you was delivered on October 25, 2012

Elizabeth Rosales

Elizabeth Rosales

Elizabeth is an absolute Delight! From the day she arrived and pitched in to help with AP.  she is so smart and catches on so fast.  You can totally depend on her and know that she will handle it professionally and completely by her nominator Jay Franklin.

Elizabeth Pictured when the Tahnk you distributed October 25, 2012

Pete Rauch

Pete Rauch

Pete has a unique ability to see the big picture, to break down into manageable components and to be able to express the options in clear language.  Pete is supportive intelligent and thinks quickly on his feet.  He is an excellent problem solver and a good ccommunicator by his nominator Linda Collins.

Pete Rauch

Bridgette Keene

Bridgette Keene

Thank you for your willingness to share knowledge and support with such an eagerness to assist.  Thank you for your time and answers to my questions by her nominator Tama Harper

Bridgette pictured when the Thank You was distributed on October 25,2012

Paulette Renfro

Paulette Renfro

I just want to thank Paulette for her outstanding customer service she provides day in and day out.  She is always eager to help no matter what the problem is,  I know if it is in Paulette's hands it will be taken care of. Thank you again for your hard work and service to the university!  You are a STAR! by her nominator Heater Zarnesky

Paulette pictured when the Thank you was distributed on October 25,2012

Noah Gilbert

Noah Gilbert

Thanks to Noah for his amazing programming skills, patience and understanding with our ever-changing requiremnetsand an unsurpassed talent for data validation.  Thanks to Noah we have several new much appreciated HR reports that will save us hours of manual work each month by his nominator Diana Wilstermann

Noah pictured when the Thank You was distributed on October 25,2012

Susan OConnor

Susan O'Connor

Susan was a termendous help to me as i joined the staff of the CU institute for Palliative Care last month.  She shared valuable tips so i could navigate my new job and enviroment.  I appreciate Susan's kindness and professionality and am very grateful for her by her nominator Erik Sandstrom.

Susan pictured when the Thank you was distributed on October 25, 2012

Tama Harper

Tama Harper

I cannot say Thank you enough to Tama.  She has been so supportive and patient with me while i learn the process for New Hires.  Tama is a Rock Star in all that she does.  A huge Thank You to Tama Harper!!! by her nominator Bonnie Mottola.

Tama pictured when the Thank you was distributed on October 25, 2012

Veronica Martinelli

Veronica Martinelli

Thank you for your team support and willingness to step in and assist in your busy schedule by her nominator Tama Harber

Veronica pictured when the Thank you was distributed on October 25, 2012

Barbara Sainz

Barabara Sainz

Thanked for facilitating me and our campus so that we can provide service that we do.  Thanks for your support direction and always answering my questions by her nominator Tama Harper.

Barabara pictured when the thank you was distributed on October 25, 2012

Thank you Nick Tollison

 

Nick Tollison

Thanked for his consistent positive attitude, excellent customer service, creative problem solving, outstanding follow through and for his genuine commitment to our team and to our customers, by his nominator Janice Plemons & Sue Belt.

Nick pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 18, 2012.
THak you Nicholas Duarte

 

Nicholas Duarte

Thanked for always being reponsive professional and friendly when dealing with technology issues at the Library's Research Help Desk and Virginia Hansen Curriculum Room, by his nominator Cheryl Long.

Nicholas pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 18, 2012.
Thank you!

 

Jerry Sullivan

Thanked for being such an amazing help during the crazy week of AP* and being flexible, by his nominator Nichol Roe.

Jerry pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 18, 2012.
Thank you!

 

Jason Eberwein

Thanked for having all that awesomeness, he is admired for his patience, competence, kindness, and especially for his awesomeness, by his nominator Marcia Woolf.

Jason pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.
Thank you!

Joseline Dyas

Thanked for her willingness to assist, her support of fellow staff, her time and effort to review processes, and sharing her knowledge, by her nominator Tama Harper.

Thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.*
Thank you!

Michael Bell

Thanked for sharing his knowledge, his continuous support to CoEHHS, eagerness to help, sharing of his experience, and being a pleasure to work with, by his nominator Tama Harper.

Michael pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.
Thank you!

Patricia Runzel

Thanked for her constant support, endless patience, complete detailed explanations to her inquiries, your work ethic and diligence, for always being there to help, by her nominator Tama Harper.

Thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.*
Thank you!

Deirdre Wallace

Thanked for her constant support, endless patience, complete detailed explanations to her inquiries, your work ethic and diligence, for always being there to help, by her nominator Tama Harper.

Deirdre pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.

Thank you!

Jill Litschewski

Thanked for being great, having so much energy, being fun to be around, being a hard worker, a fabulous team player, being happy, and adding positive energy to Extended Learning. 

Jill pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.

Thank you!

Christa Koen

Thanked for all of her help with AP*SI, for being so responsive, amazing, quick, and for all the late hours helping with "interesting requests," by her nominator Nichol Roe.

Thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.*

Thank you!

Nance Pomerene

Thanked for all of her help down in the labs for AP* week, it could not have been done without her, by her nominator Nichol Roe.

Nance pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.
Thank you!

Elizabeth Rosales

Thanked for all of er help with the AP* week, it could not have been done without her, by her nominator Nichol Roe.

Elizabeth pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.
Thank you!

Jeani Cressy

Thanked for all of her helpd during the week of thier AP* Institute, for being so flexible and kind even iwth all of the requests, by her nominator Nichol Roe.

Jani pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 20, 2012.

Thank you!

Lourdes Mendez

Thanked for continual support and leadership in advancing the cause and celebrating Latin@s, for coordinating our sucessful fundraising efforts, and always participating in our other activities with a great attitude, by her nominator The Latino Association of Faculty & Staff (LAFS).

Lourdes pictured when the thank you was distributed on July 19, 2012.
Thank you!

Jeanette Espinoza

Thanked for her continual support and leadeship in advancing the cause and celebrating Latin@ culture, for representing our Association on the planning committtee, and taking the minutes, by her nominator The Latino Association of Faculty & Staff (LAFS).

Jeanette pictured when the thank you was distributed on July 19, 2012.

Thank you!

Sally Serrin Melena

Thanked for teaching Debbie how to build class schedules, being patient and fair, for answering questions and resolving mistakes, for being a great co-worker and friend, by her nominator Debbie Andrews.

Sally pictured when the thank you was distributed on July 19, 2012.

Thank You!

Cindy Gordon

Thanked for all the things she does to keep the University running, for her professionalism, and for her service and care each day, by her nominators Judy Sandmann and Nasrin DeCoux.

Cindy pictured when the thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.
Thank You!

Pam Bell

Thanked for taking on a challenging task, working diligently to resolution, digging in, pulling the necessary people together for the right answers, making the needed changes, and making a huge impact in the nominator's world, by her nominator Tricia Runzel.

Pam pictured when the thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.
Thank You!

Gustavo Parra

Thanked for going above and beyond while assisting employers with parking during the Career Expo and making the employers feel welcome, by his nominators at the Career Center.

Thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.*
Thank You!

Mike Tili

Thanked for always being there to support during major Career Center events, going above and beyond to make them and their employers happy, and for all he does, by his nominators at the Career Center.

Thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.*

Thank You!

Jane Sim

Thanked for being always willing to lend a hand, jumping in to take charge, for all she does, and doing it with a smile, by her nominator Gretchen Sampson.

Jane pictured when the thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.

Thank You!

Jennifer Emmons

Thanked for her willingness to help all her colleagues in the Financial Aid Office, for her never-ending upbeat attitude, and her boundless enthusiam, by her nominator.

Thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.*

Thank You!

Lynne Krogh

Thanked for assisting on countless occassions, always being very helpful, extremely patient, sharing her knowledge, responding to and handling all issues immediately, making the bridge between EL & EMS a pleasure to walk, by her nominators at the EL Student Services Team.

Lynne pictured when the thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.

Thank You!

Jennifer Williams

Thanked for all she does, for her support, her eagerness to help, her fun upbeat attitude, being a pleasure to work with, and making doing the budget fun(!), by her nominator Heather Zarnexky.

Thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.*

Thank You!

Pamela Orhazda

Thanked for all of her help, being there for the nominator, and a great co-worker, teacher, and friend, by her nominator Heather Zarnesky.

Pamela pictured when the thank you was distributed on November 16, 2011.

Thank you!

Sally Sheets

Thanked for always beingso helpful, kind, and patient, by her nominator Erika Erving.

Sally pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011

Thank you!

Bruce Bradley

Thanked for being a "humble servant of information gatherance," being the source of information regarding safety or equipment, and finding out the answers he doesn't know, by his nominator Lisa Skola.

Bruce pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011

Thank you!

Hortensia Sanchez

Thanked for being an outstanding colleague, a dependable/reliable source to turn to, always having a smile, and being great to work with, by her nominator Chelsey Novak.

Picture taken when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011*

Thank You!

Antoinette Davis

Thanked for her immediate response to requests/needs, caring and wanting to assist students well and quickly, by her nominators in the Extended Learning Student Services Staff.

Picture taken when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011*

Thank you!

Josh Galea'i

Thanked for stepping in to teach her everything that he knows amongst his growing list of responsibilities, being resourceful smart & thoughtful of people, being exceptional to work with, a perfect teammate/colleague, patient gracious/kind during training, always willing to help, being a calming force, and for all of his guidance, by his nominator Shannon Nolan.

Picture taken when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011*

Thank you!

Donna Bearman

Thanked for being a wonderful coworker, always happy to help answer questions, having a great disposition, assisting and supporting their settlement, her constant willingness to work with them, her humor & can-do-attitude, by her nominators the Staff of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, & Social Sciences.

Donna pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011
Thank you!

Hope Collins

Thanked for being a very helpful colleague, generaous with time/energy, above par assistance in getting them running after the move, assisting faculty/staff throughout the College, being a pleasure to work with, continueing to offer valuable suggestions, by her nominators the Staff of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, & Social Sciences.

Hope and Jane Sim (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011

Thank you!

Pam Bell

Thanked for being an amazing colleague, a shining example advancing the Mission of the University to ensure business gets done, her attention to deail, timely responsiveness, genuine care for the staff/faculty/students, helping the University to operate, her direct help, and useful support, by her nominators the Staff of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, & Social Sciences.

Pam pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011

Thank you!

Rene Lopez

Thanked for all his wonderful help with technology, his timely/professional assistance, allowing their office to function, positive attitude, constant willingness to support their operations, by his nominators the Staff of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, & Social Sciences.

Picture taken when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011*

Thank you!

Tony Avila

Thanked for being a consistent support to the Dean's Office for the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, & Social Sciences (and the College of Arts & Sciences before that), putting in extra effort, helping with all of their computer mundane & complex/urgent computer needs, his resolve to address thier concerns, his patience, and great attitude, by his nominators the Staff of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, & Social Sciences.

Picture taken when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011*

Thank you!

Sonia Perez

Thanked for the wonderful job hosting the pre-doctoral table at the Master's Student Information night, your support, and expertise, by her nominator Lisa Bandong.

Sonia pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011

Thank you!

Henry Pennerman

Thanked for going above the call of duty, saving a coworker time, and for being a great coworker, by her nominator Daphne Killion.

Henry Pennerman pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011

Thank You!

Pat Morris

Thanked for being the soul of patience, an excellent/kind instructor, and being helpful and understanding, by her nominator Daphne Killion.

Pat Morris pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 21, 2011

Thank You!

Jeanine Cressy

Thanked for all the hard work she does prepping the laboratory classes that the Biology Department Offers, by her nominator Lyndsey Robertson.

Pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011

Thank You!

Cheryl Leen

Thanked for always being helpful regardless of the situation, always giving service with a smile, being conscienctious, being deliberate, having a strong work ethic, and being a true asset to the library, by her nominator Cheryl Long.

Pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011

Thank You!

Courtney Nance-Sotelo

Thanked for all the hard work she does prepping the laboratory classes that the Biology Department Offers, by her nominator Lyndsey Robertson.

Pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011

Thank You!

Melissa Rosales & Kelly Steele

Both were thanked for helping so much with all the transit traffic, for all done at the front counter, and keeping their smiles, by their nominator Deb Schmidt.

Melissa Rosales, Deb Schmidt, and Kelly Steele pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 2, 2011

Thank You!

Sid Alvarez

Thanked for doing such an awesome job around campus, making the place look so beautiful, working especially hard for commencement, taking such pride in your work, and making our surroundings so beautiful, by his nominator Deb Schmidt.

Pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 2, 2011.

Thank You!

Lindsey DeJong

Lindsey was thanked for being a great nurse for students and staff, for being helpful, knowing her job, always having a smile on her face, and being so fun to work with by her nominator Stephanie Rathgaber.

The ladies from Student Health & Counseling Services pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 2, 2011.
Thank You!

Shareese Harris

Shareese was thanked for being a great nurse who always make me smile, knowing her job, being very talented in her art of quilts and being a joy to work with everyday by her nominator Stephanie Rathgaber.

The ladies from Student Health & Counseling Services pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 2, 2011.
Thank You!

Miranda Reveles

Miranda was thanked for being such a great employee to work with, doing a great job, a joy to learn from, and making her nominator smile by her nominator Stephanie Rathgaber.

The ladies from Student Health & Counseling Services pictured when the thank you was distributed on September 2, 2011.
Thank You!

Diana Frye

Thanked for always being a great person to go to with questions, being patient, getting to the bottom of things, explaing things so the recipient can understand, and being awesome, by her nominator Alejandra Sanchez.

Diana Frye pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011.

Thank You!

Sally Serrin Melena

Thanked for being smart, good-natured, profession, a perfect fit for our office with all our snowballing duties, handling complicated scheduling issues very well, perfect fit for our office family, by her nominator Criselda Yee.

Criselda Yee and Sally Serrin Melena pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011.

Thank You!

Sharon Bowen

Thanked for going above and beyond to provide excellent customer service to students and faculty, for always having a smile on her face and a positive outlook, by her nominator.

Jane Sim (SAND) and Sharon Bowen pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011.

Thank You!

Noemi Tirado

Thanked for jumping in and helping with an extremely heavy phone volume, always being friendly, kind, and cooperative, being welcome to new ideas and suggestions, and being a true Financial Aid and Scholarship Office Team Player, from her nominator Michele Ojeda.

Pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011.

Thank You!

Bryana Ramos

Thanked for quickly becoming and integral part of Risk Management and Safety, her sweet manner professionalism, and diligent hard work, by her nominator.

Bryana pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011.

Thank You!

Tipper Phillips & Ursula Berger

Thanked for keeping the UARSC spirits up by bringing in such a wonderful buffet of treats during a very busy time, makinge sure that everyone remained happy, being thoughtful and making our day, for being such great TEAM players, stepping in when we need you most, and for rocking, from their nominators the UARSC friends.

Tipper was also thanked for being an incredible, creative genious, super spart, totally hard-working, helpful, loads of fun, delightful, considerate, valuable team member, and for bring her goodness with her every day by her nominator.

Ursula and Tipper pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011.
Thank You!

Diana Sanchez

Thanked for working so hard to get AMAZING window coverings for the outside windows of the Career Center, which list some of the services our office provides while showing/picturing students in a positive light. Everyone who walks by Craven Hall to/from Lot C will enjoy her hard work! Even on the day they were going up a student walked by and yelled "The Career Center must be located there!" 'Nuf said, by her nominators at the Career Center.

Thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011*

Thank You!

Brenda Dumas

Thanked for working so hard to get AMAZING window coverings for the outside windows of the Career Center, which list some of the services our office provides while showing/picturing students in a positive light. Everyone who walks by Craven Hall to/from Lot C will enjoy her hard work! Even on the day they were going up a student walked by and yelled "The Career Center must be located there!" 'Nuf said, by her nominators at the Career Center.

Brenda Dumas and other Career Center Folks pictured when the thank you was distributed on August 22, 2011

Thank you!

Veronica Martinelli

Thanked for always being there, for her calm approach, professional demeanor, embodiment of the University's core values, and as an exemplary employee and friend, by ner nominator.

Chris Dragon, Sherie Cambra, Ariel Dicee, Veronica Martinelli, and Lindsay Ward pictured when the thank you was distributed on July 21, 2011

Thank you!

Cindy Gordon

Thanked for being always willing to lend a helping hand, being approachable and patient, and for her positive attitude and her "Big Hugs!", by her nominator.

Jane (SAND), Cindy, Sally (SAND), and Bonnie (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on July 21, 2011

Thank you!

Michelle Meeks

Thanked for being amazing in this crazy busy time, getting the job done quickly, pleasantly, and cheerfuly through the whole process, by her nominator Linda Collins.

Greg Svatora, Michelle Meeks, and Jan Cushman pictured when the thank you was distributed on July 21, 2011

Thank you!

Gilbert Munoz

Thanked for not hesitating to assist with a large job and for being a gentleman, by his nominator Sandra Carrillo.

The thank you was distributed on July 21, 2011.*

Thank you!

Melissa Collins

Thanked for being amazing, helpful, patient, enthusiastic, knowing how to get things done, and quick with a smile.

Jane (SAND), Sally (SAND), Melissa, Linda (SAND), and Bonnie (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on May 24, 2011
Thank you! 

Douglas Pilien

Thanked for always helping out in a pinch and being awesome, by his nominator Chelsey Novak.

Douglas pictured when the thank you was distributed on May 12, 2011
Thank you! 

Mark Lininger

Thanked for being so helpful with a tech problem, being quick with help even at the very end of the day, and going above and beyond, and being so generous, by his nominator Barbara Taylor.

Mark and Linda (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on May 12, 2011
Thank you! 

Humberto Garcia, Jr.

Thanked for taking the lead on the E-Waste Recycling Event, providing guidance, and for everything he id to make the event such a great success, by his nominator the Office of Community Service Learning.

The thank you was distributed on May 12, 2011.*
Thank you!

Lia Mauga

Thanked for having a heart for students and colleagues, being inclusive, enaging, genuine, and always a pleasure to be around, by her nominator.

The thank you was distributed on May 12, 2011.*
Thank you!

Ronald Hackenberg

Thanked for being so supportive of all thier events, by his nominator the Career Center Staff.

The thank you was distributed on May 12, 2011.*
Thank you!

Robert McManus

Thanked for being so supportive of all thier events, by his nominator the Career Center Staff.

The thank you was distributed on May 12, 2011.*
Thank you!

Jamie Rose

Thanked for  being so patient, helpful, and doing things beautifully, from her nominator Linda Collins.

Jamie and Sally (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on May 12, 2011.
Thank you!

Karen Irwin

Thanked for being so wonderful, stepping up to help with sign in at the Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activity, for greeting the guests as they arrived, and making the event so much more personal and professional, from her nominator Linda Collins.

Linda Collins (SAND) and Karen pictured when the thank you was distributed on April 14, 2011
Thank you!

Gloria Santos

Thanked for being so wonderful and stepping up to to help with sign in at the Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activity, and making the event so much more personal and professional, by her nominator Linda Collins.

The thank you was distributed on April 14, 2011.*
Thank you!

Diana Frye

Thanked for being so wonderful, stepping up to help with sign in at the Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activity, for greeting the guests as they arrived, and making the event so much more personal and professional, from her nominator Linda Collins.

Diana pictured when the thank you was distributed on April 14, 2011
Thank you!

Jason Andrist

Thanked for being amazing, incredible, wonderful, a major contributor to the success of the 2011 Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activities, because of him and his team things worked without a hitch, responding to last minutes changes without blinking an eye, and
helped with some minor issues that were outside their area of responsibility, by his nominator
Linda Collins.

Jason pictured when the thank you was distributed on April 14, 2011.
Thank you!

Christine Vaughn

Thanked for all her help with the Career Center's events because they really appreciate it, by her nominators in the Career Center.

The thank you was distributed on April 14, 2011.*
Thank you!

Faith Hark

Thanked for all her help in creating the Career Center's fabulous banners and her expertise in istock.com, her nominators couldn't have done it without her!

Faith pictured when the thank you was distributed on April 14, 2011
Thank you!

Rosa Hailstork

Thanked for all her hard work, for being an unfailing representative of AAFSA, always smiling, and for knowing the power one person can make in the world, and so much more, by her nominator Sally Serrin Melena.

Rosa pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 18, 2011
Thank you!

Lupe Lopez

Thanked for working tirelessly to take care of the endless departmental tasks, serving students with professionalism, helping faculty with the wide variety of needs presented at a moment's notice, and for her essential contributions to the department of communication, by her nominator Terri Metzger and GEO faculty.

Lupe, Jane (SAND), and Linda (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 18, 2011
Thank you!

Antoinette Davis

Thanked for working just as hard, if not harder, than those people who are front and center all the time, and for always doing such an outstanding job, by her nominator Chelsey Novak.

Jane (SAND) and Antoinette pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 18, 2011.
Thank you!

Noemi Tirado

Thanked for always being willing to lend a helping hand and for working well with everyone, by her nominator Chelsey Novak.

The thank you was distributed on March 18, 2011.*
Thank you!

Barbara Taylor

Thanked for tirelessly answering technology questions, taking care of issues even very late at night, following through with solutions, offering insightful ideas for teaching, being enthusiastic and friendly, by her nominators Terri Metzger and GEO 102 faculty.

Linda (SAND), Barbara, and Jane (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 18, 2011.
Thank you!

Ursula Berger

Thanked for being the first contact into thier world in the UARSC family, her friendliness, and adaptability to changes, by her nominators in the Accounting Team at UARSC.

Anna (SAND), Ursula, and Melissa (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 3, 2011.
Thank you!

Selaina Nanci

Thanked for being such a great team player, working so hard to get everything done even amid so many software issues, for staying on top of everything, keeping everyone updated, and being pleasant, by her nominator Alanna Maldonado.

The thank you was distributed on March 3, 2011.*
Thank you!

Jay Rees

Thanked for all the little things that amount to much, keeping the group on task, encouraging them, and keeping track of all of the little details, by his nominator.

Jay pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 1, 2011.
Thank you!

Lourdes Mendez

Thanked for her diligent efforts, constant commitment, stepping in when needed on several fundraising activities, being a valuable asset and a happy and regular attendee of the meetings, by her nominators at the Latino Association of Faculty & Staff (LAFS).

Lourdes pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 1, 2011.
Thank you!

Christa Mispagel

Thanked for being a valuable team member, even as the newest event planner, and for all the work she does, by her nominators everyone at Events & Conference Services.

Melissa (SAND) and Christa pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 1, 2011.
Thank you!

Heather Zarnesky

Thanked for being a terrific colleague to work with, a great friend, and all she does, by her nominator Melissa Collins.

Heather and Melissa (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on March 1, 2011.
Thank you!

Sarah

Thanked for the many occasions of repair and maintance of their copy machine, her hard work, and for keeping them going, by her nominators.

The thank you was distributed on March 1, 2011.*
Thank you!

Carlos Arciniega

Thanked for his swift help, quick response time and thoroughness making all the difference in our ability to serve the campus community, by his nominator.

The thank you was distributed on March 1, 2011.*
Thank you!

Nasrin DeCoux & Judy Sandmann

Thanked for always being so helpful with the assistance of Extended Learning Students, by their nominator Erika Ervin.

Nasrin DeCoux & Judy Sandmann pictured when the thank yous were distributed on Feb 15, 2011.
Thank you!

Sandy Fox

Thanked for her exemplary work ethic, willingness to tend to IT needs in the most expeditious manner and her awesome sense of humor, by her nominators the UARSC staff.

Jace, Sandy Fox, Doug, and Jacob pictured when the thank you was distributed on Feb 1, 2011.
Thank you!

Cherie Blut

Thanked for being an excelllent colleague, lending her expertise to the team, and encouraging good ideas, by her nominator Garrett Collins.

Cherie Blut and Bonnie Mottola (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on Feb 1, 2011.
Thank you!

Erika Vazquez

Thanked for always always ALWAYS exceeding expectations and for making her co-workers jobs easier, by her nominator Kitty Lucero-Egger.

Jane Sim (SAND), Erika Vazquez, and Shannon Nolan pictured when the thank you was distributed on Jan 21, 2011.
Thank you!

Robin Martens

Thanked for careful planning and taking the best care of her department, by her nominator.

Melissa Collins (SAND), Robin Martens, and Jane Sim (SAND) pictured when the thank you was distributed on Jan 21, 2011.
Thank you!

Melanie Hobbs

Thanked for being always willing to help, reliable, and a true asset to CSUSM, by her nominator Chelsey Novak.

Melanie Hobbs pictured when the thank you was distributed on Jan 18, 2011
Thank you!

Kitty Lucero-Egger

Thanked for being an outstanding co-worker and always ready to help "stomp out" fires, by her nominator Chelsey Novak.

Debbie Andrews (SAND) and Kitty Lucero-Egger pictured when the thank you was distributed on Jan 18, 2011.
Thank you!

Lorelei Peralta

Thanked for being a quick learner, team player, willing to help, and dedicated employee, as well as the ability to work well under pressure and adapt to a unique environment.

Sally Serrin Melena (SAND), Lorelei Peralta, & Debbie Andrews (SAND) when the thank you was distributed on Jan 18, 2011.
Thank you!

Lisa Howard

Thanked for being a phenomenal employee, patient call taker, professional, and caring, by her nominator Michele Ojeda.

Lisa Howard & Michele Ojeda when the thank you was distributed on Jan 18, 2011
Thank you!

Barbara Taylor

Thanked for being amazing, responsive, willing to help, and ready with a Cougar Courses answer any time, by her nominator Veronica Martinelli.

Debbie Andrews (SAND), Linda Collins (SAND), Barbara Taylor, Jane Sim (SAND), & Anna Fleming (SAND) when the thank you was distributed on Jan 12, 2011.
Thank you!

Candie Halstead

Thanked for enabling others to work that much better, for always answering calls, replying to emails, and being a joy to work with, by her nominator Veronica Martinelli.

Debbie Andrews (SAND), Bonnie Mottola (SAND), Candie Halstead, Linda Collins (SAND), & Jane Sim (SAND) when the thank you was distributed on Jan 12, 2011.
Thank you!

Pamela Ohrazda

Thanked for providing phenomenal and timely assistance, as well as for her professionalism and kindness, by her nominator Jennifer Williams.

Linda Collins (SAND) & Jane Sim (SAND) pictured with Pamela when the thank you was distributed on Dec 8, 2010.
Thank you!

Brad Atherton

Thanked for always being willing to help, so nice about it, patient, understanding, and funny, by his nominator Deb Schmidt.

Debbie Andrews (SAND) & Melissa Collins (SAND) pictured with Brad when the thank you was distributed on Dec 8, 2010.
Thank you!

Penny Lanese

Thanked for being knowledgable, smart, responsive, patient, and kind, as well as a great asset to the University, by her nominator Debbie Andrews.

The thank you was distributed on Nov 16, 2010.
Thank you!

Jason Eberwein

Thanked for being clear and understandable in his Cascade trainings, making the program simple and easy to learn, as well as keeping patient and providing follow-up assistance. His knowledge and kindness are appreciated by his nominator Debbie Andrews.

The thank you was distributed on Nov 16, 2010.
Thank you!

Andre Rychener

Thanked for being instrumental in helping to update the Career Center Website with new possibilities, as well as being responsive and patient, by his nominator the Career Center Staff.

The thank you was distributed on Nov 16, 2010.
Thank you!

Marianne Wall

Thanked for being a super-star and handing things promptly and with professionalism even in very busy times by her nominator Jennifer Williams.

Linda Collins (SAND) pictured with Marianne when the thank you was distributed on Nov 16, 2010.
Thank you!

David Medeiros

Thanked for consistently providing exceptional and speedy customer service with a can-do attitude and kind demeanor by his nominator Jennifer Williams.

The thank you was distributed on Nov 16, 2010.*
Thank you!

Melissa Collins

Thanked for being generous and scheduling above and beyond the call of duty, all the while being nice, by her nominator Debbie Andrews.

Both pictured when the thank you was distributed on Nov 16, 2010.
Thank you!

Alex Cabrera

Thanked for taking on more than his share of the work in these lean times, being flexible, and professional by his nominators at the Career Center.

The thank you was distributed on Nov 16, 2010.
Thank you!

Jay Franklin

Thanked for going above and beyond expectations with the planning of the Extended Learning Halloween Open House, rallying the troups, and dedicating his creativity to the successful event, by his nominator Anna Fleming.

Both pictured when the thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
Thank you!

Calvin Kidd

Thanked for being helpful, dependable, and responsive, as well as praised for going above and beyond his job to help others by his nominators Dawn Schmidt and the ALCI Staff.

Thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
Thank you!

Donna Dawn

Thanked for being a professional colleague and a good friend by nominator Mary Rapp.

Thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
Thank you!

Rosa Mora

Thanked for her work as the Latino Association of Faculty & Staff (LAFS) treasurer, great ideas, and commitment to diversity and equity on campus.

Thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
Thank you!

Donna Lutkus

Thanked for being a great colleague and friend, as well as advising and following up on all needs by her nominator Leo Melena.

Thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
Thank you!

Michelle Hinojosa

Thanked for being approachable, fun, and hard working by her nominators Selaina Nanci and Lourdes Mendez.

Thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.

Thank you!

Henry Pennerman

Thanked for being pleasant, helpful, and professional by his nominator Linda Collins.

Both pictured when thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
Thank you!

Alejandra Sanchez

Thanked for vitally contributing to the Latino Association of Faculty & Staff, exceeding expectations, coordinating successful events, and be dedicated to service.

Thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
Thank you!

Ben Hallowell

Thanked for being an instrumental part of the team, expertise, and making the job effortless from his nominator Pam Wells.

Thank you was distributed on November 1, 2010.*
Thank you!

Jennifer Williams

Thanked for being exceedingly helpful with multiple projects, her promptness, and attention to detail by her nominator Pam Wells.

Thank you was distributed on Nov 1, 2010.
 Karen Baldyga is thanked!

Karen Baldyga

Thanked for being pleasant, helpful, and responsive by her nominator, Becky Henwood.

Thank you was distributed on Oct 7, 2010.*
 Kathy Martin is thanked!

Kathy Martin

Celebrated as phenomenal, hardworking, and prompt, even in the midst of her own hardships by her nominator, Linda Collins.

The thank you was distributed on Oct 7, 2010.*
 Lynn Marie Rantanen is thanked!

Lynn Marie Rantane

Thanked for her professionalism, efficiency, service, and smile by her nominators, Robin Riva and Jay Franklin.

Thank you was distributed on Oct 7, 2010.*
 Rhyan Rana is thanked

Rhyan Rana

Praised for his service, speed, and help by his nominator, Becky Henwood.

Thank you was distributed on Oct 7, 2010.
 Michell Ankerbert is thanked!

Michelle Ankerberg

Given a heartfelt thank you for awesome attitude, flexibility, and good humor from nominator, Selaina Nanci.

Pictured with SAND committee members Bonnie Mottola and Anna Fleming when thank you was distributed on Sept 8, 2010.
Leti Banks is Thanked

Leti Banks

Given a very thankful thank you from her nominator, Carli Richie-Zavaleta.

Both pictured when thank you was distributed on Sept 8, 2010.