USF Health staff win Quiet Quality Awards

Exceptional efforts in problem-solving, having a positive attitude, providing leadership and staying resourceful. These are the attributes of seven current USF Health staff members who earned Quiet Quality Awards and were recognized at an awards ceremony held May 24 in the Marshall Center Ballroom.

USF System President Judy Genshaft, center, with some Quiet Quality award winners. From left: Erin Pierce (USF) and Pamela McLean, Isabella Parizon, and Gail Van Alstine (USF Health).

They were among 78 total USF Quiet Quality Award recipients for FYI 2016/17, representing all areas across the USF System.  The USF Health winners included:

  • Agnes Ramirez, program coordinator assistant, Department of Pediatrics
  • Sharon Wright, staff assistant, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Gail Van Alstine, executive administrative specialist, Office of Vice President for USF Health
  • Paul Laplante, information tech support specialist, USF Health
  • Pamela McLean, staff assistant, College of Public Health Dean’s Office
  • Isabella Parizon, administrative specialist, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Shari Gaesser, administrative specialist, College of Pharmacy Student Affairs

Quiet Quality Awards are for USF staff who excel in their work roles while also demonstrating professional traits that are beyond their basic job duties, such as problem-solving, positive attitude, leadership and resourcefulness. Sponsored by the USF Staff Senate, the awards have been given to successful employees since 1996.

“Your efforts impact our student success, enable us to become a top research institution, and propel us into the national spotlight as a model for higher education,” USF System President Judy Genshaft told the awardees. “You are the professionals who keep USF running smoothly. Thank you for your integrity, your work ethic, your talents and your dedication to our students and to USF.”

– Photo by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications and Marketing