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Everyday Hero - Jake Drenth

September 20, 2012

Jake was nominated by Steve Burn and Betsy Dickinson in the Department of Central Receiving for an Everyday Hero Award.

Jake Drenth
Department Manager
Surplus Property

Jake has been working in his present position and at CSU for four years. Jake came to CSU because he was looking for a job change to broaden his job knowledge and to be more involved with reusing and recycling and getting product back out into the community which is a passion of his.

Steve and Betsy nominated Jake for an Everyday Hero Award on behalf of the Eco Leaders Program and the department of Surplus Property because of his, “eagerness and innovative spirit.” “Jake’s proposal to allow Surplus Property to lead the Leave it Behind Campaign for 2012 resulted in a massive success. Jake chaired the campaign and through his Surplus Property program and student group volunteers, Surplus Property collected in excess of 15 tons (30,000 lbs.) of material left behind by the students moving out from the residence halls at semester end. As a part of this program Surplus Property then organized a huge one day tent sale resulting in a net profit of $4,269.42, which was awarded to the Eco Leaders program.”

Jake has been a member of the Parking Services Committee in the past. He is currently on the advisory board for Resource Fort Collins. Jake is a member of University Surplus Property Association (USPA) and National Property Management Association (NPMA). Steve and Betsy described Jake’s involvement, “Jake was a session presenter at the 2011 National University Surplus Property Association (USPA) conference held in Columbia, Missouri where he spoke on CSU’s landfill diversion methods. He was also elected to the University Surplus Property Association Board where he will serve a two year term as Secretary.”

Enjoys the outdoors

When Jake is not working he enjoys camping, outdoors, bicycling, fishing and hiking. When asked what he wanted fellow employees to know about himself, Jake states “I am always willing to give a hand when needed.” When Jake was asked what he thought about being nominated for the Everyday Hero Award, he said, “It is a big honor to be nominated by my peers. However, it would not be possible to be nominated for this award if it were not for the team that I work with.“

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
Phone: (970) 491-1756