Carl, Prescott named October Employees of Month

Both recipients helped their organizations through challenging times

10/15/2013 - By: Staff Report
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Liz Carl, personnel tech in Human Resources, and Cynthia Prescott, administrative assistant in the Department of Music, have been named Staff Employees Council October Employees of the Month.

Carl did excellent work during one of the campus' busiest times in August, according to several of her colleagues.

"Liz has worked very hard this year to coordinate efforts to ensure all of the Graduate Assistantship paperwork that came in before classes started was entered, making last-minute paperwork received easier to process," wrote Denise Madole in her nomination letter for Carl. "Liz's hard work has been a tremendous help to campus departments, graduate assistants who depend on their monthly stipend and their grant-in-aid being processed before fees are due, and has greatly helped with the workload of the other employees in the Human Resources Department."

Added Kim Beers, director of Human Resources Systems: "I would like to suggest that this was the BEST fall we've ever had for Graduate Assistants. Liz did a terrific job in spite of challenges this year. Her determination, positive attitude and ownership of the process, in spite of a broken leg, is inspiring."

Prescott's work, according to Julia Bledsoe, administrative assistant in the Music Department, was key to the smooth operation of the Music Department. First, Prescott played an important role in the planning and execution of the successful retirement reception for longtime Music Professor Andrea Lenz.

"She offered a great many helpful suggestions and guidance in addition to attending and working the reception until the last guest was gone and things were packed up," Bledsoe wrote in her nomination letter for Prescott.

Prescott showed her value to the department days later when the Music Department was faced with remodeling and reorganizing in the wake of Church Fine Arts' renovation. A burglary of Music offices did not make the process any easier. Prescott, though, was undeterred.

"Once the movers had us on their schedule Cynthia put in every work order, with the appropriate level of urgency, she followed up on every work order, made modifications, and tracked changes," Bledsoe wrote. "She was key in keeping the project on track during a particularly tumultuous period."


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