46 USF staff earn Quiet Quality Awards

Because of their exceptional job performance at USF, 46 staff members earned Quiet Quality Awards and were recognized and presented with their award at a ceremony held July 7 in the Marshall Center. The staff represented all areas across the USF System, including three from USF Health.

Quiet Quality Award winners for FY 2015/16.

Quiet Quality Award winners for FY 2015/16.

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.

At the awards ceremony, USF System President Judy Genshaft reminded everyone how valuable their work is to the entire University.

USF President Judy Genshaft.

USF President Judy Genshaft.

“You are the stars,” President Genshaft said. “We have such great people at USF doing such great work. You aren’t out there with flags saying ‘Pick me!’ and you deserve recognition for all you do for this University. I value you all so much and can’t thank you enough. USF is on the move because of you and I thank you for all you do.”

Quiet Quality Staff Awards 2016 included three from USF Health. From left are  Jillian O'Reilley (AHEC,) Jason Hepburn (Nursing), and Suzette Lemrow (Nursing), with Dr. Ed Funai.

Quiet Quality Staff Awards 2016 included three from USF Health. From left are Jillian O’Reilley (AHEC,) Jason Hepburn (Nursing), and Suzette Lemrow (Nursing), with Dr. Ed Funai.

Edmund Funai, chief operating officer and vice president at USF Health and vice president for Strategic Development for the USF System, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony and told the group that they are the backbone for USF.

“Every great institution, every great university, is built upon the pillars of its people,” Dr. Funai said. “The whole concept of the Quiet Quality Award is about people who go out of their way to do the right thing and be leaders without the underlying motive for recognition, and that is such a fabulous concept.”

The impact of staff like the Quiet Quality awardees can be seen in USF’s recent uptick in rankings and performance, Dr. Funai said.

Dr. Ed Funai.

Dr. Ed Funai.

“The progress the University has made, through a lot of the support you all provide, has been phenomenal,” Dr. Funai said. “The challenge going forward is to not only be great economic partners for Tampa Bay, but we want to take the prosperity that we help generate and really bake it into our entire System.”

Quiet Quality awardees are named each month across the fiscal year. Winners for FY 2015/16 (with those from USF Health in green) include:

 

July 2015:

Michelle Bryant – Student Services Progress Specialist – Student Disabilities Services – Tampa

Lisa Gutshall – Advising Staff Assistant – Office of Student Services – Sarasota/Manatee

 

August 2015: None named.

 

September 2015:

John Taylor – Desktop Support Tech. – Information Technology – Tampa

Edgar Calderon – Sr. Desktop Support Tech. – Information Technology – Tampa

Anastasios Georgiou – Desktop Support Tech. – Information Technology – Tampa

Ben Edwards – Building Security – Behavioral Sciences – Tampa

Todd Hughes – Veterans Services Administrator – Student Services – Sarasota/Manatee

Albert Delgado – Building Security – Behavioral Sciences – Tampa

Jane Duncan – Library Manager – Tampa

 

October 2015:

Lois McDougall – Human Resources Coordinator – Office of Human Resources – Tampa

Jerry McGinnis – Maintenance & Repair Worker – Parking & Transportation Services – Tampa

John Pedonti – Lead Maintenance & Repair Worker – Parking & Transportation Services

 

November 2015:

Dina Kathman – Executive Admin. Specialist to RVC – Sarasota/Manatee

Susan Barbour – Staff Assistant – Facilities & Management – Sarasota/Manatee

Jimmy Suarez – Academic Program Specialist – Physics – Tampa

Rosemary Frusci – HR Assistant – Human Resources – Tampa

 

December 2015:

Jillian O’Reilly – Fiscal Business Specialist – Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program – Tampa

Rich Shopes – Communications Specialist – University Advancement – Sarasota/Manatee

Glenna Schubert – Enrollment Mgmt. Assistant – Office of Admissions – Sarasota/Manatee

Peggy Ragan – Academic Program Specialist – Business Dep. – Sarasota/Manatee

Laurie O’Brien – Accounting Assistant – Advancement – Tampa

Alyssa Smith – Student Services Program Spec. – Tampa – Wellness Education

Christine Uphoff – Office Manager – Office of Student Engagement – Sarasota/Manatee

Heather Willis – Program Specialist – Student Affairs – St. Petersburg

Shayla Johnson – Executive Admin. Assistant – University Advancement – Tampa

 

January 2016:

Shirley Grant – Receptionist – Facilities Planning – Tampa

Frances Harris – Accounting Specialist – University Controller’s Office

Edwin Rivera – Accounting Specialist – University Controller’s Office

 

February 2016: None named

 

March 2016:

Constance Churchill – Enrollment Management Specialist – International Admissions – Tampa

Regina Single – Enrollment Management Assistant – Registrar’s Office – Tampa

Susan Shannon – Academic Program Specialist – College of The Arts – Tampa

Erin Charles – Staff Assistant – Parking & Transportation – Tampa

Angie Chromiak – Sears – Receptionist – Arts & Sciences & Business – Sarasota/Manatee

Jesus Holland – Custodial Worker Building Services Vending – Physical Plant – Tampa

Desiree Cuesta – Henderson – Fiscal & Business Specialist – Administrative Business Center – Tampa

Michele Sebti – Academic Program Specialist – Anchin Center – Tampa

Shirley Turner – Receptionist – Human Resources – Tampa

Lora Crider – Administrative Specialist – College of Education Dean’s Office – Tampa

 

April 2016:

Mark Hopper – Police Officer – University Police – Tampa

Georgette Cox – Accounting Assistant – University Controller’s Office – Tampa

Richelle Heise – Office Manager – Academic & Student Affairs – Sarasota/Manatee

Victoria Ramirez – Teaching Laboratory Specialist – Biology Department – Sarasota/Manatee

 

May 2016:

Suzette Lemrow – Academic Program Specialist – College of Nursing (Academics) – Tampa

Jason Hepburn – Fiscal & Business Specialist – College of Nursing – Tampa

Chris Magyor – Information Technologist – Information Technology – Tampa

Clifton James – Fiscal & Business Assistant – Facilities Management – Tampa

 

Quiet Quality Staff Awards 2016

Quiet Quality Staff Awards 2016