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Awards / Honors

Everyday Hero - Theresa Strom

February 14, 2011

Theresa Strom was nominated by Anna Rohrbacker, who said Theresa brings copious amounts of energy and enthusiasm to her work along with infectious laughter.

Theresa StromTheresa Strom
Administrative Assistant II
University Parking Services

Theresa Strom was nominated by Anna Rohrbacker, a staff member in University Parking Services. Here’s what Anna had to say about Theresa:

“Theresa brings copious amounts of energy and enthusiasm to her work. Her infectious laugh often lightens the atmosphere of our office. Theresa is a good listener. She gives the feeling that she really cares about what customers and co-workers have to say. She stays busy, plans her work ahead of time, and is ready to do whatever is asked of her.

“Theresa is an inspiration to our office because she doesn't waste time when she is here. She is an innovative thinker who often comes up with new ways of doing things or adds suggestions that help things run better. Theresa is an asset to our office.”

A history of service

Theresa has worked at CSU since August 2006. Before she began working in Parking Services in August 2009, she worked for Hartshorn Health Services as an Administrative Assistant II.

Presently she is on the administrative staff and works with the appeals process. For the past two years, she has been chair of the Colorado Combined Campaign for Parking Services.

Theresa enjoys working with our students and people in general. She loves working with students as “they are young and fearless.” She believes that all staff has a responsibility to be a mentor to the students who are also our customer base. She feels the directors in Parking Services are supportive and hands-on, and it makes the department unique from other departments she has worked for at CSU.

Speaking of avocations

When Theresa isn’t at work she likes cleaning, taking care of her home and mowing the yard. She enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, quilting and taking walks with her dog Kobe.

Theresa and her husband, Doug, owned a family business in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, before moving to Fort Collins in the fall of 2005. They have two boys, Ryan and Trent.

Ryan graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. He is considering medical school. Trent recently moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he has been accepted into an apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Theresa considers her niece, Jillian Myers, as her “adopted” daughter. Jill owns Jilly Bean Java in downtown Fort Collins and is a special part of their family.

Theresa appreciates Anna nominating her for the Everyday Hero Award. She says it has been a lot of fun to be recognized for this award.

Want to recognize a colleague?

Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition, a co-worker who makes the workplace better or someone who just “made your day?”

Everyday Hero is a special recognition program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council  for recognizing outstanding employees within the CSU community.

All Colorado State University state-classified staff, administrative professionals, and faculty members are eligible to receive the award.


Contact: Sarah Barrett
E-mail: Sarah.Barrett@colostate.edu
Phone: 491-3716