Congratulations to all of the Administration & Finance Commitment to Excellence (ACE) Award finalists! In the video below, the individual award finalists share a little bit about themselves and their work. We dare you to watch it without getting goosebumps:
And the winners are…
The 2014 ACE Award winner in the exempt category is Associate Information Systems Director Terry Love. It is not uncommon to hear employees remark on Terry’s enthusiasm and gracious help. She approaches frustrating topics with optimism and comes to her countless meetings consistently prepared to brainstorm improvements. Often times the outcome of this creative thinking is her taking on the brunt of the work, but she never hesitates to do so. She is determined to make things better, and her spirit motivates others to make things better with her. Employment, Classification and Compensation Manager Jen Stano and Vice President Joe Oster presented Terry with her award.
The 2014 ACE Award winner in the non-exempt category is TUPD Corporal Kia Williams. Kia’s warm and professional demeanor is reassuring to parents and students alike. That’s a good thing, because over the course of the year she shares safety information with approximately 17,000 students, prospective students and parents. She tirelessly answers questions and offers advice, helping each person come away confident that the campus cares about their safety. She is a great ambassador for not only the TUPD, but for TU as a whole. TUPD Captain Karen Johnson and Vice President Joe Oster presented Kia with her award.
The first-ever group ACE Award winner is the PACS project team, comprised of Mary Fortier, Cheryl Harris, Lorraine Hart, Raza Hasan, Vani Jupelly, Terry Love, Rick Morrocco, Karen Stukes and Barb Vollmer. The PACS project will establish TU as the single interface site for the processing, consolidation and automation of personnel transaction information for faculty and contingent staff at SIX USM institutions. This team worked together efficiently and collaboratively not only with each other, but also with their contacts at the participating schools and the Central Payroll Bureau to create a new system that will greatly improve service to our contingent population, and reduce the time necessary to process transactions. HR Associate Director Kristi Yowell and Vice President Joe Oster presented each group member with his or her award.
Individual ACE winners receive a watch and the star paperweight given to all ACE finalists. Group ACE winners receive a puzzle piece-shaped clock and the puzzle piece lapel pin given to group ACE finalists. The names of the winners are engraved on ACE plaques displayed outside room 426 in the Administration Building.
Congratulations to our 2014 ACE winners!