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Everyday Heroes from Classified Personnel Council

January 23, 2009

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.

The following two employees were nominated in December of 2008 but due to winter break and the holidays CPC waited until January to make the announcement.

Why PATRICK JOHNSON is an "Everyday Hero"

I would like to nominate Patrick ("Pat") Johnson from the Facilities Electric Shop for your everyday hero award. Like several of our employees, he is a behind the scenes employee that has a very important job. He maintains and repairs all 41 of our back-up electrical generators on and around the campus community, VTH, foothills campus and Pingree Park.

He always makes sure that they are in top operating condition in case of any power outages we may experience. With buildings like CDC or VTH these power supplies are a critical part of their operations.

Along with that, Pat carries a positive can do attitude that is reflected in his work. Whether it be an after-hours call to take care of a situation or break down, he is always willing to take care of whatever issue arises. He is a vital part of our campus community and I feel that he does not always hear how important his position really is to all of us.

Why NOAH CHRISTENSEN is an "Everyday Hero"

Noah Christensen is an Everyday Hero because of the critical position he holds in Housing & Dining Services, Operations Management as the Dining Center Equipment Repair Technician. When kitchen equipment fails it seems to always be an emergency because it can lead to a slowdown in food production. Noah is the person who responds to those calls the majority of the time – sometimes on evenings and weekends! He is willing to do what it takes to get the equipment working again.

In addition to his commitment to providing great service, Noah takes on a lot of extra classes so he can keep his skills fresh as well as learning about new equipment. Yes, even new equipment breaks down! Dining Services has six units in operation and there are over 200 pieces of equipment that need to be operational on a daily basis to serve over 5,000 students, staff, and faculty.

Operations Management provides a great service to staff and residents because of employees like Noah!

Nominate someone you know

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

Nominate a CSU employee to be recognized as an Everyday Hero.


Contact: Sara Boots-Whitfield
E-mail: sboots@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-7693