College of Nursing Advisor Wins USF Outstanding Staff Awards and Employee of the Year
Two USF Health College of Nursing team members received honors at the 2019 USF Outstanding Staff Awards ceremony held virtually on Oct. 8. The annual awards are the highest staff recognitions bestowed upon University of South Florida employees and honor those who have gone above and beyond in their job duties.
Ashley Ros, admissions recruiter advisor, received an Outstanding Staff Award and Outstanding Team Award.
Ros also won the Employee of the Year Award. A university-wide committee reviewed the Outstanding Staff Award honoree nomination letters and chose two winners for the year’s top prizes. The Employee of the Year award recipients receive a $2,500 check.
Ros was nominated for her commitment to excellence as an undergraduate admissions advisor.
“Ashley has a tremendous impact in excelling beyond the professional expectations with students and colleagues alike. She is involved with continuously reassessing many of our programs comprehensively to ensure we are holistically evaluating our applicants,” wrote Brocdyl Porta, the former Director of Student Affairs at the College of Nursing.
Nominators also noted Ros’ work managing the admissions processes at two additional campuses — in St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.
“Not only was Ashley responsible for planning and executing interviews and information sessions, she was also responsible for receiving and processing all applications for students at those campuses. Ms. Ros has also created walk-in pre-admission advising for our college, a service not offered previously,” wrote Emmanuel Rivera, assistant director of admissions at the College of Nursing.
Xavier Ramos, admissions recruiter advisor, received the Outstanding Team Award along with Ros.
The pair were recognized for developing the College of Nursing’s Bull Nurse Admissions Team, or A-Team. A-Team members consist of nursing students who volunteer at admissions events to help recruit prospective applicants.
“Xavier and Ashley should be recognized for their team effort in creating this opportunity for our students,” wrote Kirsten Manzi, an assistant director in the college.
“Their positions are extremely demanding and time-intensive, yet they continually make time in their schedules for the development of this admissions practice, knowing it would provide our students with leadership opportunities and increase interest among highly qualified nursing applicants,” she wrote.