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Awards / Honors

Recognition for the College of Engineering's Business Office, a small but mighty team

December 1, 2011

Hard work and dedication

The College of Engineering Business Office was recognized in November for their hard work and dedication to the University with a luncheon hosted by the CSU Employee Appreciation Board. The College of Engineering’s business office orchestrates business functions such as payroll, purchasing, travel, and research proposals and awards.

A small but mighty team, this unit is “comprised of folks who take immense pride in the work they do, are dedicated and work diligently day in and day out in the face of what has become an immense workload,” said Jupe Herrick, assistant dean.

The Engineering Business Office felt particular loss this fall, as one employee left and another was tragically killed in a car accident. Because the unit’s workload is so specialized, there wasn’t really anyone from the outside who can step in and help temporarily, leaving it to a few people to take on heavy loads until replacements can be made.

As Herrick remarked, it is important to recognize and appreciate the Engineering Business Office for the support they provide the college faculty and staff. "Too often, we recognize something not going as we want, but fail to take the time to recognize good works. Thank you, Business Office.”

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board, originally formed in 1968, recognizes employees for their hard work and promotes community spirit among CSU faculty and staff through events such as breakfasts or luncheons. Also, the Board each month hosts a prize drawing for all faculty and staff who submit an entry form – including a coveted reserved parking space for a full month.

Monthly recognition of outstanding unit

The board meets monthly during the academic year to discuss and plan employee recognition events, as well as to help promote University events. One of the main objectives of the board is the monthly recognition of a group, entity, or college.

Contact: Nik Olsen
Phone: 491-5507