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January 30, 2013
By Staff Report
The SEC Employee Recognition Committee is always accepting Employee of the Month nominations. Please consider nominating your most-deserving classified colleague.
Gina Bagne, a facility attendant in Residential Life Housing and Food Service, and Nancy Kelly, a personnel analyst in the College of Engineering, have been named Classified Employees of the Month for January 2013 by the Staff Employees Council.
Bagne was commended for her actions on the morning of Oct. 13, 2012, when University Police officers were dispatched to White Pine Hall on the report of a stabbing that occurred in the lobby. Despite being severely injured by a student who was arrested at the scene, Bagne, according to University Police reports, "despite being severely injured ... had the presence of mind to alert others in the residence hall and give police necessary information for an arrest prior to seeking assistance for her own wounds."
Said University Police Chief Adam Garcia: "President Marc Johnson joins me in conveying admiration and heartfelt appreciation for this employee's bravery and actions."
Kelly was credited by past SEC chair Erik Williams for "single-handedly bringing the SEC website into the 21st century. Because of her, a lot of useful information has been made available to the staff at the University." According to Williams, Kelly was directly involved with the division of Integrated Marketing in moving the SEC's website into a more efficient content management system, and set up Skype capabilities for a committee member whose office is located in Las Vegas.
Said Williams: "Nancy is always friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I know she worked tirelessly on these and other projects for SEC, all while attending to her own daily job duties."
Kelly, of her own duties in the College of Engineering, said that she most enjoys working with faculty, staff and students.
"I am surrounded with great people and I find it very rewarding when I can help someone no matter how big or small the task may be," Kelly said. "The College of Engineering has given me the opportunity to work with faculty and students on a departmental level and has allowed me to serve on the SEC committee which has enriched my knowledge of the University community. I have met many wonderful people throughout campus and appreciate all the hard work that they put in to making the University of Nevada, Reno a great place to learn, live and work."