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Awards / Honors

Everyday Hero - Sharon Hayes

April 10, 2012

Sharon Hayes
Supervisor - Custodian III
Facilities Custodial


Sharon has been working at Facilities for 20 years. Sharon applied at CSU because her mother worked at CSU and retired from here with 30 years of service. Sharon has been at CSU for a total of 24 years.

Janet Vigil in Facilities nominated Sharon for an Everyday Hero Award because her biggest strength has been and still is her customer service. Janet describes Sharon’s dedication to doing a great job: “Sharon loves overseeing and working the games and it doesn’t matter which kind. Her commitment to Athletics in the services of set up/coverage/clean up is always of highest quality.

"For Sharon, if you are going to do something, do it well all the time.”

Teaming with great people

In speaking with Sharon, she emphasized this dedication in talking about what a typical game day looks like. It can be a long day of 8 to 9 hours of work with very little down time. Sharon has many student workers that make all this happen, and to show her appreciation, she will bring in a main dish and tell the students to bring what they can like chips to make sure everyone is fed on those long days.

“I had the opportunity to work side by side with Sharon in Athletics for a number of years and miss that," Janet said. "Sharon is one of those people that should be recognized for her years of commitment and customer service.”

When Sharon isn't working, she enjoys riding a V-rod with her boyfriend - and in the future, she's planning on retiring and doing a lot more of that. When asked what she wanted fellow employees to know about herself, Sharon said, “I have a reputation of being a hands-on supervisor. I know what I'm talking about because I'm hands-on, and so I'm respected.” Sharon believes you should treat people the way you wish to be treated.

Sharon also said she “loves the athletic events and working with a student crew. They keep you young.” When asked how she felt about being nominated for the Everyday Hero Award, Sharon said, “I feel honored, and it feels good to know I am actually appreciated.


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: Diane Hellbusch
E-mail: diane.hellbusch@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-1756