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April 17, 2012
Bea has been working in Facilities for 18 years and at CSU for 21. Bea moved here from Brazil and applied at CSU because her ex mother-in-law works at CSU and said it is a great place to work. Bea also has two daughters that attend CSU and work here also.
Jyenna Baeza nominated Bea for an Everyday Hero Award because she is such a hard worker and takes pride in the job that she does for the university. Jyenna describes a specific example of Bea’s willingness to step up to the plate.
“She has had to step up the last couple of months and bear the burden of overseeing her peers while her supervisor and lead were out on workman’s comp. I had shoulder surgery in December and was expected to be out until February and my lead was due to have hip surgery in January and not expected back until May.
"During this time my lead and I have depended on Bea to get the team started in the mornings and address any concerns the team had and also to fill in where needed," Jyenna says. "To say the least this has been a trying time for a person to lead their peers in the direction that I wanted and to keep peace. She has done an amazing job keeping things under control and making sure the team was on track.
"Since I have been off work, I was secure in knowing that she was strong enough and dedicated enough to handle the job.“
Jyenna continues by saying, “Bea has been such a life saver and I want her to know how much I appreciate what she has done for my lead, my team and me the last couple of months.”
When Bea isn't working she enjoys yard work, fishing and bow hunting for elk, deer and antelope. Her plans for the future include continuing to work at CSU doing what she does because she enjoys her work.
When asked what she wanted fellow employees to know about herself, Bea states, “I take pride in my work and give 110%. I am caring and easy going and fellow employees can always come to me when they need help or a friend.”
Bea said it surprised her to be nominated for the Everyday Hero Award. She said it’s nice to know someone appreciates and recognizes what she does.
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