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Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jon Clark, John Mawer, Tim Mathews, Joe Conner, Derrick Dietrich, Donald Lanigan, Jon Murray, James "Buddy" Townsend, Petr Gontkovic, Wayne Turk
From: Ernie McVay
The university's commencement ceremonies are considered an academic event but they would not be possible without the dedicated supporting staff members of FOD. This group volunteered to work on the weekend to ensure the 431st commencement ceremony was a success and a wonderful day for the graduates and their families by delivering diploma boxes and other supplies to the Schottenstein Center, setting up and tearing down the facility and passing out programs. Once again, supporting this event showed the pride the department has for this campus and it's students and faculty.
August 8, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Tom Young
From: George plummer
Tom always goes above and beyond. Tom comes in early to make sure route is able to be completed. He stays late if needed and works any overtime when needed. He also does anything he He asked to do and always willing to lend a hand.
August 1, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brennan Haptonstall
From: Lt. Kyle Howe
Ofc. Haptonstall was very active and completed numerous investigations during the month of June that ended in either arrests or warrants filed.
July 22, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Sarah Bishop
From: Kyle Howe
Ofc. Bishop went above and beyond in her investigative work. Through her investigative work, she was able to break and assist in breaking several felony cases in June and July 2022.
July 22, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Eric Howell
From: Brett Garrett
This group worked together to provide support to the Wooster campus during a prolonged June power outage. Each person brought their best skills and stayed up all night and through the next day to obtain, receive, and connect generators to critical equipment and buildings. Theirs efforts resulted in minimal research loss and saved the university from negative financial and reputational impacts.
July 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Kyle Winkler
From: Catherine Black
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has a 24-hour Emergency Response Team consisting of EHS employees from Research Safety, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Affairs. Many of us in EHS are new to the team and some of us have never even responded to an emergency.Kyle Winkler has been working hard to address training needs on the Emergency Response Team. He recently developed and implemented an app that is excellent and easy to use that has response guidelines for every scenario that could be encountered. He also recently created in-person, hands-on training called Team Skills Day which includes interactive situations on what might be found during typical responses.Kyle’s tools and training are extremely valuable to those of us who are newer to the team and are instrumental in ensuring Ohio State building and grounds remain safe and definitely help improve the overall safety culture on campus.
July 1, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: James Batts
From: Coco Kneisly
James is new to Central Service Building, but his presence was felt immediately. He's going above and beyond - checking in when he's going by to see if we need anything. Yesterday, he reported an issue with some of the drywall crumbling around the windows that left a lot of debris on the window sill which he saw and was going to clean up. Mind you, this had been there for MONTHS and no one (including me!) bothered to address it. James is seeing issues and reporting them - exactly what we want our front line staff to be doing. He took ownership of an issue no one else wanted to claim. Thanks, James, for being conscientious. Glad to have you in our building!
June 29, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Heather Hoffman
From: Mary Wehner
As a new staff member to A&P, I appreciate how Heather has made me feel included. I can always count on Heather to be cheerful, helpful, conscientious and organized. Heather goes the extra mile to ensure solid waste external customers are billed properly.
June 29, 2022 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: david washington, rebel bolton, justus barnett, jon crease, zachary agler, justin hanna, thomas walter
From: antoinette
Zone 1 is extraordinary in that they will pitch in when called upon and even when I have not asked for their assistance in an area. Since i became their manager I have noticed that they stay pretty consistent in this area and every time I have the opportunity, I want to recognize this fine quality in my team. THANK YOU ZONE 1 3RD SHIFT FOR A JIB VERY WELL DONE..KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK YOU DO
June 29, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Values Diversity and inclusion
Values Diversity & Inclusion
To: John Blalock
From: Antoinette L Ferguson
John from the beginning has worked with our teams to engage and involve our teams nightly, before heading out to do what we do best here at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. John brings the type of teamwork we need to keep our team feeling included and informed. John makes work fun and he strives to make sure Zone 2 is well prepared for their shift ..Thank you John for making a noticeable difference in our work environment
June 24, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Zone 1 FOD
From: Antoinette L Ferguson
Zone 1 3rd shift has demonstrated what it means to be team players. When or if a teammate needs help in an area, our team will lend a hand even when not asked. Our team recognizes shortages and challenges and won't let that stop them . They rise to the occasion consistently, whether it's shoveling snow, or working in buildings that have cool air outages. I'm proud of our team
June 24, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Rob Baughman, Chris Fromeyer
From: Faye Bodyke
The Wooster Campus experienced a power outage after severe storms swept through the area damaging electrical infrastructure and rendering the campus without power that was estimated that it would be out the entire week. Members of FOD were dispatched on-site to assist. Rob and Chris were instrumental in reviewing the campus needs and communicating back to Columbus for manpower and material. There were check-in meetings at least twice a day to analyze items, decisions and act quickly. They worked non-stop for hours as generators arrived in the evening and throughout the middle of the night to bring buildings back online. In addition, this was not just any week, the temperatures soared into the high 90’s. Crews were exhausted, and everyone worked through the night without any sleep and into the next day. Rob was calling for replacement for the exhausted electrical crews, but he was not included in that replacement. He may have sat in a chair for a few and propped his feet up but was determined to stay the course until every generate was on-line. After 30+ hours without sleep, Rob finally found a comfy couch in a lobby of a building to take a 2-hour nap before making the 3-hour journey home. Even after the generators were connected, Rob was on vacation, he was still calling me with ideas and thoughts. After the power was restored, or partially….there was a high voltage line down and Chris led the effort to decommission and collect all items and ensure every item was returned to the correct location. There was an abundance of cables, 10 generators, 4,600 pounds of dry ice delivered and where were all the coolers, cords everywhere plugging in equipment, fans keeping animals cool and research areas cool. In addition, generators were being moved around since the high voltage line was not working and there was a building that needed a generator for an unknown duration. So, adjustments were being made and Chris was on site to provide guidance to the contractors and coordination with AEP. Rob and Chris worked until it was done and never stopped. Their dedication, determination, and perseverance were noticed by everyone. This shout out is only a small token of my appreciation.
June 23, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Nana Amoako
From: Marge Rizalvo
Officer Nana Amoako #315 is one of our (OSUPD) newest officers. He is consistent and steadfast in his commitment to the profession and fellow man. On 05/20/22 while off-duty and on his way home from his evening watch shift, he came across a motor vehicle accident involving an on-duty City of Columbus Motorcycle Officer. The accident was on 70E and several cars were backed up around the scene. Ofc. N. Amoako immediately stopped to render aid and direct traffic around the accident scene. The CPD officer was bleeding from the head and parts of his duty belt was strewn about the roadway (including his service weapon). Ofc. N. Amoako ensured scene safety and rendered aid as appropriate until responding units arrived to take over. That officer was transported for further medical care.I believe Ofc. N. Amoako was exactly at the right place at the right time to assist in any way he could. He used his first aid training, along with another medical person (a nurse who also stopped to assist), to provide aid until additional resources arrived. His actions shows his professionalism and duty to act even while "off-duty". I believe this is an excellent example of an All-Star and his actions should be recognized. Kindly,Lt. Marge Rizalvo #235OSUPD
May 29, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Chris Star
From: Milo N Miller II
Over at the Morehouse tower Chris has gone above to help us TTM MM Drivers back out when the construction crew comes and blocks us in. He helped us three different days they blocked us in after dropping or picking up riders. He didn't have to do this, as it is not part of his job yet to ensure we backup safely which is rare for us and we try not to do, he spotted us and we continued on route and had to use a different route until the crew was done. Thank you. Milo II
May 27, 2022 Unknown
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Remi Timmons, Heidi Shortridge
From: Peter Calamari
I wanted to thank Heidi and Remi for being great team players and contributors. Every spring our landscape department does a great job of planting all types of beautiful flowers across our campus. Like so many units, our landscape teams are short-staffed in one of their busiest times of the year and really challenged to keep up with their tight timeline to get everything in the ground. Heidi and Remi volunteered to leave their cool office and get out in the warm weather to help. They worked with the team to plant flowers all around the Oval and came back to office, sweaty, muddy and smiling. Faculty, students, staff and visitors will enjoy the beautiful setting for months to come and I am thankful for Remi, Heidi and all our great landscape staff who make this all happen behind the scenes.
May 26, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Becky Triplett
From: Coco Kneisly
I love working with Becky and she provides fantastic customer service. Most recently, helping to replace a MFD with a new one. She's very hands on, walking you through the process of getting a new machine, is on-site the day of the install, and even called afterward to make sure everything was working and to make sure her "customer was happy", and I am! Thanks, Becky!
May 25, 2022 UniPrint
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: George Plummer
From: MARY LECIEJEWSKI
Shout out to George Plummer for keeping our campus safe as he runs his routes on third shift. On Sunday evening, he noticed suspicious activity and reported it to OSUPD, resulting in arrests.
May 24, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Drew Stadelman
From: Robert J. Ward
Officer Stadelman accomplished in two phone calls what I had not been able to accomplish in 10 weeks. When I first met him he smiled, greeted me with ease, asked about my role at OSU and then said, "how can I help?" A police station can be an intimidating place. Officer Drew made the experience easy and positive. Please extend to him my sincere thanks for his assistance, good will, and interest in me and the program I am privileged to oversee.
May 23, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Morgan Foor, Laurie Burnett, Tabatha Zutell
From: Ernie McVay
The members of the Stockroom were so helpful as we prepared for OSU's Spring Commencement. With the overhead garage door broken nearest my storage area, Morgan arranged an alternative way into the building so we could load/unload supplies and equipment needed for the ceremony. Tabatha was very accommodating when the movers were running late and offered to stay past her normal shift so that we could use the Stockroom entrance to finish the job. Laurie was her usual helpful self when we needed wireties at the last minute to hang signs. The Stockroom team shined in helping to make Spring Commencement a special day for our graduates and their families.
May 19, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Christina Brown
From: Ernie McVay
Christina Brown deserves special accolades for her assistance with this year's Spring Commencement. I did not have the support of two key figures I usually have during commencement and Christina stepped up and filled their roles. For rehearsal, she made sure signs were in place for the graduates and waited at French Field House for programs to be delivered. On the day of graduation itself, Christina served as the point of contact at the fieldhouse helping students find their places and passing out programs. During the ceremony itself, Christina changed into business attire and assisted on stage exchanging diploma boxes when necessary. Christina did all these extra things with a cheerful attitude, a smile on her face all while serving as a great ambassador for FOD. Her help was greatly appreciated!
May 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jay Clark, Joe Connor, Derrick Dietrich, Petr Gontkovic, Don Lanigan, Tim Mathews, Jon Murray, Ashley Rausch, Buddy Townsend
From: Ernie McVay
These individuals all volunteered to work on Mother's Day to help make Spring Commencement a special day for graduates and their families. They delivered and placed diploma boxes in the right order, folded PhD hoods, loaded items to be returned to storage after the ceremony, and did whatever else was necessary to make this a successful event. The dedication of the FOD team in making commencement a wonderful day always astounds me and makes me proud to be part of such a tremendous group.
May 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Dennis Krucinski, Tim Mathews, Chris Minniear
From: Ernie McVay
These individuals volunteered to work overtime on the Friday evening before spring commencement to distribute programs throughout the stadium. This involved lots of heavy lifting of the boxes to ensure they were distributed to the correct entrances for the ushers to pass out to guests arriving for the ceremony. Their efforts were greatly appreciated.
May 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Craig Bernardo, Petr Gontkovic, Wayne Turk, Andy Donley, Jim Pierce
From: Ernie McVay
On a chilly, rainy Friday morning, these team players came to the stadium to move items to the stage and getting it set up for spring commencement rehearsal to occur that afternoon. Their efforts were critical to make sure rehearsal was able to take place on time.
May 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Bryan DeVault, Darren VanWinkle
From: Ernie McVay
Bryan and Darren are instrumental in ensuring a successful spring commencement each year. I can ask them to hang all the signs needed around the stadium for way finding and they just take off and do it with minimal instructions because they have done it for many years. Knowing I can rely on these two to take care of hanging all the signs, I can concentrate on other tasks that need to get done during what is always a very busy and hectic week. Thanks for all you do!
May 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Heidi Shortridge
From: Michael Koeritzer
Heidi Shortridge is our Administrative Associate in Landscape Services. On Friday 5/13, she called me and asked for a bucket and litter picker. When I talked to her later in the day, she told me that she knows I am under staffed, so she picked up the litter and cigarette butts between the Maintenance Building and Oxley's by the Numbers. I never asked Heidi to do this and when she told me what she had done, she made my day. Heidi is always willing to pitch in and help us out when she knows we could use a hand. Thank You Heidi for everything you do for us in Landscape Services!
May 13, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Troy Ward
From: Lt. Allen
Troy is an Alarm and Video Monitor for the Department of Public Safety. His role was instrumental in two recent arrests, including a breaking and entering in progress and a warrant apprehension. Troy has phenomenal knowledge of campus geography and use of our extensive camera system. In both of these incidents, Troy was able to pin-point the location of a subject so patrol officers could make apprehensions. In the first case, we were able to return thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment back to contractors working on projects around campus. I appreciate Troy's attentiveness, effort, and dedication to safety for the University community.
May 12, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: alexis Bolt
From: Alan R Horujko
Collectively Night Watch officers have been very appreciative of the effort put forth by dispatchers and AVM’s. Their work continues to positively impact our safety and success while on patrol. As we are unable to nominate an entire team, night watch has agreed to nominate Dispatch Supervisor Alex Bolt as the April Employee of the Month.Dispatch Supervisor Bolt has been instrumental to the continued achievements of night watch. Dispatch Supervisor Bolt has continued to have open, receptive, and positive dialogue with both night watch officers and night watch supervisors. His attention to detail and tenacious review of available camera footage has resulted in valuable and relevant safety information being disseminated to officers and our community. Dispatch Supervisor Bolt’s work this month has directly aided in the identification and apprehension of multiple suspects. Dispatch Supervisor Bolt continues to be innovative as he strives to master our new Flock program. On his own volition, Bolt has rapidly learned the intricacies of this program to directly help officers on patrol. His contributions have positively impacted officers from OSU PD and the Columbus Division of Police. Bolt recognizes the potential of this new program and spends ample time figuring out how to solve complex problems with the software provided.
May 5, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Dan Law
From: Amanda Hoffsis
We should give Dan a fire fighter's helmet since he is always jumping in to put out fires. His positive attitude and willingness to do whatever needs done is so appreciated. Even at 10pm when a leak is spotted by maintenance, he is logging on and solving problems. Please recognize Dan for all his extra effort.
May 3, 2022 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Ryan Gunderson, Steve Schneider, Todd Huyghe, Jeremy Wheeler
From: Lauren Koch
I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about your various team members and how they helped ensure a successful leadership tree planting ceremony at the medical center last Friday 4/22.First, Steve Schneider has been with the planning team the whole time for probably 9 months of planning for this event with Dean Kress, Dean Bradford, Dr. Thomas, and Jay Anderson. He ensured that the tree was ordered, ready to go, and planted for the day of the event. But more than that – he was the first one there when I arrived at 7am and helped me to work through some logistical issues regarding power and some items that needed to be moved off the ceremony area. He was always jumping up to help and ensure that it went smoothly. He even provided tech support when the podium microphone stopped working! Just above and beyond, and I can’t say thank you enough times.Second, due to poor planning on my part, I needed an additional extension cord to bring power from the parking garage to the podium microphone. I called Mike Lyles cell phone, and he put me in touch immediately with Ryan Gunderson. Ryan dropped everything he was working on to come over with two extension cords, help me set it up, and set it up in a safe way. He was friendly, helpful, and ready to go above and beyond what I had even asked by getting a ladder to drape the power cord above the entrance to the parking garage. He ensured that we had power, and that it was set up safely – all with 30 minutes notice!Third, we had reached out to Todd ahead of the event to help us move tables, but I asked him and Jeremy to provide an extension cord on the morning of as well (yes, we ultimately needed 5 extension cords). Jeremy and another team member (sorry, I didn’t catch their name!) helped to bring the tables out in addition to the outdoor extension cord, and collect it when we were done. They were also very friendly and helpful to ensure we could make this happen!It ended up being a great and successful event, and in large part thanks to the unseen individuals on this email. I wanted to take a moment to share my experience, and to give credit where credit is due. I really felt part of the team and supported by all of FOD on that day, and I can’t tell you how much that meant to me.
April 29, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Coco Kneisly
From: Carolyn Verga
Thanks Coco for recognizing our Adminstrative/Executive Assistants that we could not live without, yourself very much included. Sarah additionally paid it forward by sharing her chocolate!
April 28, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Landscape Services East Campus Shop
From: Tracy Braud
I recently started working in the Math Building in October. I work 5 days a week on campus and am fortunate to have a window where I look out at beautiful trees that change through the seasons. But this week, when I walked in, I smelled a beautiful scent of lilacs. I looked around and saw them and wanted to express my appreciation for how that wonderful scent uplifted my mood as I walked in. It really does make for a more pleasant day to have such beautiful nature around. I also notice all the hard working folks who work on keeping the trees trimmed, the grass cut, the leaves removed and the landscape always looking fabulous. I also notice a lot of campus tours of prospective students and parents going by. So not only does the beautiful landscape impact me, but it also has an impact on future students’ choice to attend Ohio State. Please pass on my thanks to everyone on the team.
April 26, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: James Jackson, Coco Kneisly, Brian Shields, Mary Leciejewski
From: Nicole Holman
James, Coco, Brian and Mary were a tremendous help in making our pop-up healthy fruit smoothie event a success. I appreciate their time, positive energy and collaborative spirit, from bringing supplies to making smoothies and delivering samples to the team! Thank you for the ways you work to support health and wellness efforts in A&P.
April 25, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development, Shared Services, UniPrint
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jennifer Napier, Brian Wesney
From: Michael Dorne
Below is an letter submitted by a patient's spouse at the James that fell, while parking at the Dodd spaces. Both Jennifer Napier and Brian Wesney quickly stepped up to assist Mr. Frankland and tend to his immediate needs. Both stepped up and went above and beyond to help provide care and comfort to our guest.Dear Mr. Dorne:April 16, 2022It was often remarked during my years spent in the military that when people do good things above andbeyond what is required, they should be recognized for their efforts. That is my purpose for writing youthis letter.This letter is to inform you of the outstanding actions taken by two of your employees, Ms. JenniferNapier and Mr. Brian Wesney, in assisting me the morning of April 13th 2022 in the parking lot outsideDodd Rehabilitation Hospital. I had intended to park there while my wife was undergoing cancertreatments. I had gotten some items out of the back of my vehicle and as I came around it from theback to put the items in the front seat, I tripped on the parking block sticking out past the rear tire andfell heavily, striking my head on the concrete surface of the parking space. My head immediately beganbleeding heavily.Ms. Napier happened to be driving past at that moment and saw me fall and immediately knew thatthere was a significant chance that I could be badly injured. She immediately stopped her bus, came tome and offered any assistance she might be able to provide. Shortly after Ms. Napier stopped, Mr.Wesney drove past and immediately saw what was happening and also stopped. He brought papertowels from his vehicle for me to use to control the bleeding and said he would drive me over to theEmergency Room across the mall as soon as I was ready to go. Ms. Napier ensured the security of myvehicle, made sure I had the keys. and told me she would watch it as she drove her route until l couldreturn. I mentioned to her that I had not yet purchased my parking ticket and was concerned that itmight be towed. I found out later that she spoke with you and you had her take a photo of the licenseplate and exempted it from having to pay to park there for 24 hours. For that l also thank you verymuch. As soon as I w as ready Mr. Wesney quickly assisted me into his van and drove me over to the ERand went inside with me to ensure I was taken care of quickly.As I write this letter today, my scrapes and bruises are healing rapidly and I am sure that it is partiallybecause of the efforts of these two outstanding individuals. They bring great credit upon themselvesand the organization they work for.I truly owe both Ms. Napier and Mr. Wesney a debt of gratitude for their actions and assistance. Theyboth went far above and beyond in their efforts to assist me and I would like very much for them to berecognized for those efforts.Sincerely,James C. Frankland, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
April 22, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Doug Cunningham
From: Brandon Yankanin
Detective Cunningham is a solid team player who arrives to work every day with a positive attitude. Even with a heavy case load, Detective Cunningham volunteers to assist his peers and work any new cases sent to the Investigative Unit. In March, Detective Cunningham found time to serve as the Police Division’s liaison to the Football Team. He also was assigned to the Men’s Basketball head coach PPT detail for several home games. Detective Cunningham volunteered to assist with a Mock Crime Scene for a College of Journalism course. In addition to his case load, Detective Cunningham was assigned multiple background checks for Security Services, Police Officer position, Property Coordinator, and Records Technician. He also coordinated threat assessment training from the United States Secret Service, in which representatives from numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies attended. In addition to hosting training, Detective Cunningham attended the several training courses during the month of March. Detective Cunningham also volunteered to run a physical fitness test at COTC in Newark for a potential ULEO candidate who was unable to make the scheduled PT tests due to his academy commitment. He conducted this test after hours, which is an example of his commitment to the future of the Police Division.
April 19, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: David Martin
From: Mark Conselyea
I've enjoyed getting to know David through our collaboration on several projects over this past year. I've come to rely on his deep expertise in Tableau, Excel and the Space Information Management System. His thoughtful questions and his passion for excellence have made him a trusted colleague and only further enhanced the already strong partnership between FOD and PARE, and those who rely on our services.
April 19, 2022 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: adrieenne Ward
From: Alan R Horujko
Officer Adrienne Ward has been an excellent new hire and addition to the night watch team of Officers at OSUPD. Adrienne is a consistently hard worker and great team player. She can routinely be counted on for proactive patrol work, assisting her fellow officers and going above and beyond to help community members in need. Officer Ward also participates in many community engagement activities including representing our Police Agency at recruitment and outreach events all over the state of Ohio.
April 14, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: John Keller
From: James Hornback
John always puts the customer first and is pleasant to all.
April 13, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Values Diversity and inclusion
Values Diversity & Inclusion
To: Richard Sanders
From: Leticia Wiggins
Richard has gone above and beyond to make connections with our community and colleagues in issues of diversity and inclusion. He's an incredible team player as a recent member of WOSU's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Team who's lending exciting new ideas and kindness to the group. In addition to that, he's just incredibly kind and works tirelessly to lift colleagues up through kind words.
April 13, 2022 WOSU Public Media
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Sean Roberts
From: Ryan Wester
Sean goes above and beyond to make the Campus Area Bus Service work efficiently and smoothly. His dedication to the timing and sequence of bus routes is vital to campus area customers as well as facilitating campus construction work. I appreciate his professionalism and his knowledge that he brings each and every day!
April 7, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Darrin McDonald
From: Richard Sanders
Darrin has been invaluable in helping provide UW videos to be aired on television. We've been in between promotions producers for close to two months now and Darrin has taken the extra task of editing UW promos while also producing Columbus on the Record and everything else in his job description. He is a beast and has helped keep this ship running.
April 5, 2022 WOSU Public Media
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brett Garrett
From: Amy Burgess
Brett Garrett is a great partner and contributor to the capital core team. Additionally, his extensive work on deferred maintenance has been detailed and thoughtful. I really appreciate Brett's follow-up and follow-through on action items and deliverables. He is a terrific colleague and deserves recognition for his All-Star efforts.
March 30, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Values Diversity and inclusion
Values Diversity & Inclusion
To: Cedric Johnson
From: Patty Conkey
I am a career specialist with the OSU TOPS Program. I have a student on my caseload that LOVES detailing vehicles. I reached out to several employees in the transportation department and did not get any assistance. I reached out to Cedric and provided this student with a job shadowing experience. Cedric allowed this student to come to two different shifts and observe his team. Then without hesitation Cedric offered this student a paying position on the team. The TOPS Program works with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and I help my students find internships and jobs in their areas of interest. Cedric I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving this student a chance. I have no doubt he will be a wonderful employee on your team. Thank you for all that you do everyday to help our students!
March 28, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Tory Price
From: Howard Southern
Tory has continually taken initiative to complete work thoroughly and to always be a leading example. He is willing to help anyone at any given notice and is constantly keeping smiles on his co-workers faces.
March 16, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Joe Eierman
From: Coco Kneisly
I just wanted to thank Joe for his efforts in helping to promote the Bushel and a Peck program. Staff from the OSU Health Plan were singing his praises for his recruitment efforts in the program. He's taken the time to have meaningful conversations at the grassroots level about the benefits of the program and it has certainly paid off. Promoting health and wellness isn't necessarily something you'll find on his job description yet, perhaps unbeknownst to him, it's helping achieve some of the university's goals from the Wellness Strategic Plan. Great work!
March 10, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Values Diversity and inclusion
Values Diversity & Inclusion
To: Kevin Schindlbeck
From: John Blalock
It is not often leaders are recognized. Kevin manages two divisions of labor within our world and I have noticed that he makes a concerted effort to be transparent and inclusive with his immediate reports. Often leaving his door open and encouraging us to speak up in meetings. We all have a say and all opinions are sincerely considered. It is a rare feature in leaders and I believe it should be lauded so others may emulate..
March 10, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Kyle Coriell
From: Tim Bell
The Refuse Shop would like to recognize and thank Kyle Coriell at the TTM shop, Kyle made sure that the refuse truck that was needed to use Friday night was working and ready for service. The truck Kyle was working on had a difficult repair, Kyle was able to locate the problem and repair the issue and also put the vehicle back together and in service for use the same day. Thank you Kyle -
February 28, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Chris Frommeyer, Johnny Hendrix
From: Brian Burkett
Chris Frommeyer and Johnny Hendrix of the FOD Operations Electrical Shop found a serious electrical hazard in the Laundry Building. They immediately reported it to me and others in our leadership group. They developed a plan to address this issue and implemented that plan all in the same day. With their team and along with Engie's assistance they worked quickly to make the building safe. Their concern, quick action, and efforts are greatly appreciated.
February 23, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Cathy Dalton
From: Tom Ekegren
I’m writing to acknowledge and appreciate Cathy for going through my infrastructure-spring-bidding gauntlet over the last week.Within the last few days, I’ve had 3 bid openings, two of which need controlling board prep, one pre-qual selection notification, one 330 receipt and one project preparing their first GMP documents. I’m sure there are other items ongoing as well.She’s made me feel like I’m the only project manager she has been focused on. I can prove it too because I’ve called her 4-5 times a day for the last week.Thanks Cathy!
February 23, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Cathy Dalton
From: Nathaniel Thomas
This past week Cathy has been the model of contract administration at peak performance. During a burst of time-sensitive project demands, she has gone the extra mile to orchestrate a series of preemptive actions that have ensured critical milestones have been met and in the words of one PM, "made [them] feel like the only project manager she has ..." Cathy is the real MVP!
February 23, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Cathy Dalton
From: Mary Gilliland
Cathy dropped everything to help me last Friday. I needed help in a pinch and she acted like she had all the time in the world to help me when I know how busy she is! I can't tell you how much I appreciated it.
February 22, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Trey Duplessie
From: Doug Welker
I wanted to give Kudos to Officer Trey Duplessie on how he handled police report P2022-00507. OSU PD received a call about a person in crisis in the area of the Ohio Union Parking Garages. We located Connor Murphy and Officer Duplessie spoke with him, ultimately determining that he was not in crisis. Murphy explained that he was recently evicted from his apartment and was trying to get back on his feet. He has only told his sister and his best friend about him being homeless and was too scared to tell his parents. Murphy is only 23 years old. We tried to offer him rides to a friend's house, the hospital, MaryHaven or a homeless shelter. He was very adamant about staying close to campus because he had several job interviews the following morning that he didn't want to miss. We offered to drive him to a hotel and Murphy was calculating whether that would be a good use of his last $200. Ultimately, he decided that he would rather spend the night on the street than pay for a room for the night. Murphy was starting to get emotional as he realized he didn't have a good option for the night.Officer Duplessie offered to pay for a room for the night. Murphy started to cry and said that he couldn't accept that. Officer Duplessie insisted that he was happy to pay for the room so he could get a good night's sleep to be ready for his interviews. Murphy agreed to Officer Duplessie's offer, and he drove him to the Red Roof Inn at Ackerman and Olentangy. Murphy was extremely appreciative. I'm extremely proud to work alongside Officer Duplessie and I believe he exemplifies our core values. I don't want his good deed to go unnoticed. Thanks, Officer Doug Welker
February 21, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Timothy Matthews
From: Jon White
Since I have began working with Tim Matthews is always smiling and he has always carried the same cheerful demeanor every day, you always get the same Tim. Tim fosters a positive work environment and he is always willing to help when asked and is very knowledgeable in all areas of the Lock Shop. Tim is a joy to be around and work with.
February 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: kristin poldemann
From: Tina Bogac
Thank you Kristin for providing an opening welcome to our 150 attendees at OSHA Safety Day! It was great to hear all of the things that you and your FDC colleagues are doing to enhance safety on construction projects here at Ohio State! Thanks for being a great safety partner!
February 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Carol Bechtel, Cathy Black, Sharon Bierman
From: Tina Bogac
Thanks to Carol, Cathy and Sharon for their hard work this past year in planning our annual OSHA Safety Day! With so many uncertainties due to COVID, we are so proud of the successful conference you helped plan and put on this week! Because of your efforts, over 150 attendees were able to participate and hopefully leave with important takeaways on how to improve safety culture in their organization! Your hard work is very much appreciated!
February 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Kevin Markielowski
From: Coco Kneisly
On my to-do list for several weeks (months, really) was entering a project request. While I made a few attempts on navigating Adaptive Planning in Workday, I kept getting stuck and would just give up. I finally reached out to Kevin and we set up a time to do a live demonstration. Even though a job aid exists, I really needed the extra guidance of walking through the process and *seeing* how to enter it. That did the trick and I was able to get the project request entered. If it weren't for Kevin's help, I wouldn't have been able to cross this off my to-do list. Thanks for the extra support!
February 18, 2022 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jana Kise
From: Christina Miller
Jana gives her all to this department and is always trying to find new ways to make us more efficient and technologically advanced. She has written many of her own scripts to help with data gathering and analysis. She is a great asset to this department!
February 18, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Mechanics TTM
From: Robert Cook
I want to express my gratitude to guys at the garage who are the unsung heroes in the department and the entire OSU community.
February 17, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Don Borton
From: Robert Cook
Very appreciative with a genuine willing to share
February 17, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Zone 1 Third shift F.O.D
From: Antoinette L . Ferguson
Zone 1 consistently steps up to the plate when needed and especially when not asked to do so. It's not out of the ordinary for a team member to assist another team member, on their own . I admire their team spirit
February 17, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Mike Lyles
From: Refuse and Recycle Shop
Mike Lyles is an advocate for the zero waste goal here at OSU, Mike is always reinforcing the recycling guidelines with his staff, shares opportunities for improvement, willing to take action to fix any issues that may come up Thank you Mike
February 15, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Beth Snoke
From: Coco Kneisly
We often get customer feedback regarding blocked walkways and/or roads that cause potential hazards to pedestrians and cyclists. I will regularly loop in TTM and Beth is always extremely responsive to both me and the customer. As an example, a customer emailed today about a blocked sidewalk on Neil Avenue and within the hour, Beth has someone there to check it out. It ended up being a City of Columbus project, but I know the customer was very appreciative of the quick response and our efforts to educate contractors. Thank you, Beth (as always!)
February 15, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Eric Petz
From: Jenna Dickerson
Eric is always available to pivot his schedule to support the immediate needs of the organization. He is always great to work with and willing to chip in to complete unplanned tasks in a timely manner in addition to his routine job duties. He is an asset to our team and organization! Thank you Eric for all your help.
February 7, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Rich Daily
From: Jacky Bennett
On 2.3 and 2.4 we had severe winter weather....everyone's labor forces on campus were strapped trying to keep up with the storms. The Longaberger Alumni House had VIP events on both dates that did not cancel. Rich reassured me that the sidewalks, stairs and entry ways would not only be cleared and salted but ready and safe for our clients to arrive each day. Rich worked with his team to make us a priority and I cannot thank him enough for such excellent customer service. I pulled in to our lot on both days and BAM...what he promised was right infront of me. Safe entry locations to the Alumni House. Thank you Rich for making us feel so lucky!!!
February 4, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Brian Burkett
From: Jacky Bennett
Brian Burkett is our zone supervisor from FOD for the Longaberger Alumni House. Brian always answers my calls and reacts with such grace to our emergencies, we cannot be more thankful to have him as our building contact. On 2.3 and 2.4 we had the severe winter weather. We had VIP events on these days that were unable to cancel the event. So I contacted Brian and he went in to action. Contacting housekeeping services and facility grounds to make sure the entrances were cleared and salted. THANK YOU Brian for being such a great partner!
February 4, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Refuse and Recycling Services Team
From: Aparna Dial
Our Refuse and Recycling Team worked really hard to get the waste picked up before the storm. They developed a storm plan, outlining the work that could not be missed. Our team came in early last night, starting at 6PM, to get the “hot stops” before everything iced over. Since we only have one working front load truck, they staggered their schedules to pick up the trash first and then the recycle. Safety measures were reviewed with the staff, including checking in on each other, just in case one of the team members slipped when they were out of the route on their own. Thanks also to Landscape Services team who ensured the inclined docks were salted. Rumpke, Boren, Republic and even the landfill have stopped operations today, but the Ohio State team got it done!
February 3, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brice Sheldon, Holly Warner
From: Faye Bodyke
Brice and Holly are the heroes that support the project managers behind the scenes with contractual items. The month of January started with an abundant amount of critical tasks of items in an effort to keep projects on schedule. They went above and beyond with several bids, multiple complex controlling boards request, RFQ publications, contracts, GMP's and items just kept coming. They took it all in stride with each new deadline. I am so grateful for the continued extra effort and they found a way to accomplish it all in a very busy month. Thank You, Brice and Holly!!
February 1, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Bessie Braund
From: Tracy Braund
Bessie is filling in as a sanitizor in our building (Mathematics Bldg) this week and she asked to borrow a trashcan so she could clean up a mess on an unused desk in our lobby. She had noticed there were flower petals on it that had been there all week (which I hadn't even seen because it was not in my eyesight) on the desk and wanted to clean it up. She also straightened the variety of miscellaneous items strewn there and through away trash. She even answered some questions I had about custodial services. I really appreciated that she went above and beyond, even as a sub. Whatever building has her as their regular person is very fortunate. (I noticed her first name on her badge, but I do not know her last name.)
January 28, 2022 Unknown
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: phil knopp
From: john irwin
During the snow event on 1/16/2022 Phil found a wallet in the snow . He then contacted the owner ( who happened to work at the OSU daycare ) to return the wallet. Upon returning the wallet he was unformed the she had taken a fall and also lost her keys . Phil returned to the area where he found the wallet and located her missing keys as well . Also returning these to the owner
January 25, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Amy Tillinghast
From: Ryan Aills
WOSU just erected a new building an has had the opportunity to design the interior from scratch. Amy's guidance on this project took what would have been an overwhelming endeavor and turned it into a roadmap for success. In every aspect Amy has taken the lead, from conception of ideas and gathering materials to keeping brand awareness and insuring every floor tells a story with a similar aesthetic. Without her the opportunity for missteps would have been countless. Once the building is open and Covid restrictions are lifted I implore all of A&P to sign up for a tour to explore the work her stewardship produced.
January 20, 2022 WOSU Public Media
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
To: Rodrigue Agovi
From: John Blalock
Mr. Agovi is sort of the grandfather of our team. He has fulfilled a number of assignments for the department over the last 8 years, and each time is cherished by building users and the managers that rely on his nightly integrity, and steadiness. He approaches his work with cool understanding and recommends solutions with every problem presented. He always follows through with expert competence. Recently, a call came to assist in salting entry ways and although he was deeply already involved in other work, the extra work was done with a simple, "okay boss". He is a model employee and his team influence on work ownership is appreciated.
January 19, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Angie Alley
From: Coco Kneisly
Thanks to Angie for agreeing to help out with mail/package receiving for Central Service Building. Her willingness to always lend a helping hand is much appreciated. Thank you!
January 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Heidi Shortridge, Steve Schneider, Mike Koeritzer, Rich Daily, John Irwin
From: Jeffrey Barr
Thank you for helping me throughout my first year here at The Ohio State University. Your willingness to assist me through my first year here at FOD is much appreciated!!! Looking forward to many more years working with each of you.
January 18, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: MIchael Gregory
From: Carla Johnson
From the beginning of the Pandemic, Mike has always stepped up and gone above and beyond. He never asks his staff to anything he would not do. HE dedicates all he has to make sure everything is done and taken care of no matter what time or day it is. Mike is a true Team player and always goes above and Beyond!! Thanks for all you do, your Safety Team.
January 18, 2022 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Laura Darling
From: Sarah Grim
Just literally everything she does is above and beyond, and never short of amazing.
January 18, 2022 Unknown
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Officer Chambers
From: Monique Brown
On Friday 1/14/21. I realized I had a dead battery when I got off work at Martha Morehouse tower building. I called security but he was unable to help jump start my vehicle. So I called the non emergency osu pd number and asked if anyone could please help me, the dispatcher was very nice and said he would send help. Officer Chambers came within 10 min and help get my car started and gave me good advice on where to go and what to do next. He was professional and friendly and I really appreciated the help he gave me.
January 14, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: WIll
From: Caleb L Gonzalez
Will is a wonderful staff member because his work encompasses all five categories: resource stewardship, going above and beyond, provides great customer service, team player & collaborator, and values diversity and inclusion. I take advantage of OSU's CABS services for several reasons and because I live in the area. I was impressed with the way Will goes above and beyond in his valuing of diversity and inclusion when we crossed paths in the Ohio Union and he recognized me. He went on to ask how I'm doing and then shared that he tries to remember who our students are. In a campus of over 66,000 students (and of course not everyone utilizes transportation services), it can be easy to simply provide a service to students. As someone who always feels a gap in my sense of belonging at institutions of higher education, people like Will stand out to me. It is these small acts of kindness and the going above and beyond to make folks feel included (to demonstrate the kindness within our humanity) that make my experience at OSU noteworthy and mentionable. I look forward to continuing to use CABS and see Will on the journey both to and from campus.
January 14, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Lance Shinnick, Oliver Green, Sanford Morris, Joel Highfield, Jonathan Kedenberg, Butch Biagini, Jim Hanna, Greg MacCartney, Tonda Harris, Michelina Markiewicz, Crabbe Karen
From: Ernie McVay
These individuals were called on with very little notice to help with the set-up at French Field House for COVID-19 testing for students returning to their dorms for Spring Semester. They moved heavy tables, set-up chairs and other equipment, often in some of the coldest temperatures we've experienced this year. They all pitched in with cheerful attitudes and a "can-do" spirit to make sure the University was ready for the 10,000 plus covid tests that were taken to ensure campus stays healthy and can concentrate on its commitment to in-person learning for this semester.
January 13, 2022 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brian Grefe
From: Tracy L. Hahn
Officer Grefe served the public by responding to 52 calls for Service in conjunction with 4 Case reports in the month of December. Officer Grefe continues to be an example for younger officers, by continually reflecting his wisdom, experience, and excellent work product. For this commitment to community and to improving his fellow officers, Brian was named Employee of the Month within the Police Division.
January 6, 2022 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: John Shrader
From: Ryan Wester
John goes above and beyond to help with various campus transportation items. For example, he came to campus on a scheduled day-off to meet about construction impacts to the Olentangy Trail. John's dedication and willingness to help out demonstrates his value and work ethic! Thank you John!
January 4, 2022 Transportation and Traffic Management
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Mark Knight, Marlon Dixon, Tim Mathews
From: Ernie McVay
These individuals from Lock and Key Services volunteered to give up a good portion of their weekend (the last weekend before Christmas even) to work Autumn Commencement at the Schott. They were involved in delivering the diploma boxes to the arena floor and stage, setting up and tearing down the venue and being available during the event for whatever was asked of them. Thanks to their efforts all 2226 graduates and their family and guests enjoyed a flawless graduation ceremony that they will remember for many years to come. I have heard from many university administrators, including Vice President of Student Life Dr. Shivers, how impressed they were with the efforts of the FOD staff.
December 20, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jon Clark, John Mawer, John Lyon, James "Buddy" Townsend, Barry Geary, Jon Muray, Tengne Mokonenn, Greg MacCartney, Derrick Dietrich, Donald Lanigan, Petr Gontkovic
From: Ernie McVay
These individuals all gave up a significant portion of their weekend (the last weekend before Christmas actually) to volunteer to work the Autumn Commencement. Their efforts in setting up for the event, delivering the diplomas to the Schott, passing out programs and photo cards to the graduates and moving the diploma boxes to the stage assured the 2,226 graduates attending the ceremony had a tremendous day to celebrate their accomplishments. Graduation Day is such an exciting time for graduates and their families and guests and the support of these FOD staff members in making it a great day for them should not be overlooked.
December 20, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brian Wesney
From: Michael Dorne
Brian Wesney, driver for TTM and on the Patient Courtesy Route for WMC, went above and beyond his duties, when he saw a patient who was staying in an offsite location, fall on the sidewalk to the housing. He called immediately for additional assistance to help transport them to the hospital and stayed with them until it arrived. Brian ensured they made it to the hospital to be checked out and when they needed to get back, he was there to help. Brian showed his compassion for taking care of the patient/visitor by stepping up to immediately help when he saw the incident. Thank you Brian for going above and beyond!
December 14, 2021 Transportation and Traffic Management
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Jim Walden
From: Michael Dorne
Sharing with our department and university of the high level of customer service that Jim Walden is providing, while driving for the James Patient Shuttle at WMC. Jim has consistently received numerous personal notes and thank you cards of kindness and great customer service recognition from patients at WMC over the last month. I am very proud that we have drivers (Jim) that are consistently thinking about the patient/guest first and ensuring their safe transportation is a warm and welcoming experience. Thank you Jim!
December 14, 2021 Transportation and Traffic Management
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jacob Rapp
From: Paul
Jacob Dean Rapp, for going above and beyond in clearing and removing hazardous brush, and trees from our Right of Way fence. Over all improving the visual aesthetics of the property while sacrificing his body and time to the project.
December 8, 2021 Unknown
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Marshall King, William (Will) Griggs, Dennis
From: Ryan Wester
Marshall, Will, and Dennis went above and beyond to make traffic control safe & efficient for the concrete pours on the John Herrick Drive Bridge. Thank you!
December 3, 2021 Department of Public Safety, Transportation and Traffic Management
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Wayne Nelson, Darby Blackstone, Drew Richards, Jerad Larrison
From: John Hanna
I would like to commend the work of Wayne, Darby, Drew, Jerad and the entire OPSMEP Mechanical Shop team. We recently had an AHU go down with seized fan shaft pillow block bearings. They responded within minutes to inspect the AHU and get the necessary parts on an expedited order for repair. They had the fan back up and running by the next day. I greatly appreciate the hard work, communication, and professionalism that was put forth by all involved. The University would not operate as smoothly without employees like them. Job well done, and thank you all again!
November 19, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Luther Nolan
From: Jeff Barr
While working stadium clean up Luther discovered a purse in the trash. Upon inspecting the contents he found raffle tickets and other property. Luther took the time to turn in the property to the police department to get it back to it’s rightful owner a school district here in Ohio. His vigilance in his duties helped insure that fundraiser still happens.
November 8, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Brenda VanCleave
From: Beth Snoke
Late Friday afternoon, 10/29, the toilet in our Tuttle Garage retail space malfunctioned, and water began to flood the area. The space belongs to TTM and will soon be leased to Student Life, so it was important that we minimize the damage. I made one call to Brenda VanCleave, and she took care of the problem. She immediately sent personnel to the Tuttle space to address the issue and initiate clean up. I truly appreciate Brenda's terrific, responsive customer service!
November 2, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Scott Hughes
From: Brian Burkett
Scott recently cleaned out a planter between Bevis and Rightmire Halls and planted fall mums in it. It now looks great. I appreciate his attention to this smaller detail that had a larger positive impact.
October 18, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Thomas Kirkbride
From: Angela Vezdos
I have a very small weekly order with UniPrint - it is something I was printing in house but when COVID hit I needed to make a change very quickly. Tom was right there, he gave me the confidence that I could send a file his way and things would get out the door smoothly, quickly and accurate. Since then I feel like I have had many surprises and have run to him with little notice but he always makes it happen. Even though it is a very small project I have never been made to feel it is too small or unimportant, he takes the time to explain things, is patient with my department's indecisiveness and my scattered thought process. He has always gone above and beyond with a smile.
October 15, 2021 UniPrint
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Benjamin Trick, William Crossin
From: Wayne Eckert
We are very grateful to Ben Trick and Bill Crossin (WMC) on their commitment to the safety at the medical center of our internal and external workers with the load-bearing signage project that labeled the WMCD catwalks in the mechanical rooms. We appreciate all you do! Wayne Eckert, Mike Schmit, and Rick Sargent
October 12, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Jeff Barr, Aparna Dial, Mary Leciejewski, Tim Bell
From: Beth Snoke
The team of Jeff Barr, Mary Leciejewski, Tim Bell, and Aparna Dial were extremely responsive in addressing the yellow jacket/hornet issues we were having at the Carmack and Buckeye Lot bus stops. The yellow jackets were swarming around the trash cans and around our passengers, to the point of following them onto the buses. At one of our stops in the Carmack lots, the yellow jackets/hornets actually built a nest beneath a tree grate! Jeff Barr went above and beyond in personally treating the areas with spray until an exterminator could be on site. Mary coordinated cleaning the trash receptacles to remove the materials that were attracting the yellow jackets. The aggressiveness and quantity of the yellow jackets created a very negative experience for our passengers and drivers, and TTM is grateful beyond words for the quick, caring response from this FOD team. Thank you!
October 5, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Ari Ross
From: Mary Alameda
I am compelled to send this message regarding my observations of Officer Ari Ross and her work ethic. Officer Ross is impressive and effective in the safety of our Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University. While interacting with the young women in our community and the students that attend classes at this university during their trauma, thru her caring conversations, these young individuals leave our hospital with a sense of hope and recovery, and I learn true wisdom that comes from her experience.Officer Ross is much appreciated here at the Medical Center.
October 4, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Donald Smith
From: Craig Ramsey
Donald has truly become part of our team here at the College of Dentistry. His greatest accomplishments are the work orders I do not have to create. He is always walking the facility and taking care of items in the FOD bucket. Donald performs his work in a manner the position was designed to work. We would like to recognize Donald as a star performer.
September 28, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Thomas Schneider
From: Margaret Bussard
I was filling in at the front desk at Blankenship Hall when a student came in and asked for assistance getting video for a traffic crash he was involved in. Officer Schneider talked to him at length, and although the crash was not on OSU property Officer Schneider offered him several suggestions on ways to get the information he needed. Officer Schneider did not have to go to the lengths he did, but instead he demonstrated great customer service to help this young man.
September 28, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Paul Sutyak, Nicole Holman, Brianna Deckert
From: Joey Eringman
We had an extremely short timeline to get some traffic signs printed for football game day. Nicole and Brianna were extremely responsive in getting the designs completed and notifications made. Paul then had these signs printed and ready to go within 24 hours. I was thrilled with how quickly everyone responded and jumped in to help on such short notice.
September 17, 2021 Shared Services, UniPrint
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: A Ross
From: Robert Smith
Officer Ross provided outstanding service. My car battery was dead after football game. She did not give up on helping us. She continued trying to get our car started until it was started.
September 13, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jason Becker, Adam Tabor, Will Linton, Aaron Ward
From: Bruce Allen
On September 2, 2021, OSUPD Officers Ward, Becker, Tabor, and Linton responded to the Tech Hub because an elderly male (84) had collapsed and was not breathing. A store employee and customer started CPR on the man. When Tabor and Linton arrived they took over aid by using an AED and performing CPR. They correctly attached the AED which delivered a total of four shocks. The officers conducted numerous compression cycles while waiting for CFD. All officers on scene were calm and collected and performed very well under the stressful circumstances. The responding medics praised the officers' actions and I was incredibly impressed by their performance. The man left the facility with a pulse and lived until the next morning where he unfortunately passed away at the ED. Officers Tabor and Linton absolutely gave that man his best shot at surviving and did an incredible job. The life-saving measures taken undoubtedly contributed to the man's ability to survive long enough for family and friends to say their final goodbyes at the hospital.
September 8, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Natalie Osborne
From: Morgan Richardson
I want to give a BIG shout out to Natalie! Although she was roped in last minute to the HVAC back to campus project, she made a huge impact. Natalie helped me deliver 46 HEPA filters around campus and even stayed 4 hours after her scheduled shift to make sure we got the job done. I truly appreciate her hard work and couldn’t have finished without her assistance! Thank you again, Natalie!!!
September 2, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Patricia Nolan
From: Michael Scheller
I would like to recognize Patricia Nolan for an A&P All-Star contribution. Pat is a Renovation Technician in our Northwest Renovation Group. Over the summer, she worked out of her normal area to lead crews of redeployed dining staff in our South Area dorms. We needed to move staff around this summer to effectively cover and paint main campus dorms as well as regional campus dorms. By her willingness to do this and her display of excellent leadership, we as a team were able to do more this year with less staff and without hiring contractors. Without her support and flexibility, we would not have been able to accomplish what we did. Pat takes pride in her work and is a great teacher of staff. The buildings she painted and lead crews in, were completed on time and well done. Thank you Pat!
August 19, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Faye Bodyke, Ruth Miller
From: Morgan Richardson
Faye and Ruth have been instrumental in helping lead the back to campus HVAC project. Both have gone above and beyond to get over 1080 classrooms ready for the autumn semester after kicking off the project in May. This project has been such a great learning experience with an extremely challenging timeline. I am so glad to be part of their team leading the charge!
August 16, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Morganna Foor, Tamah Yisreal
From: MARY LECIEJEWSKI
Morgan, Tamah, and her team have been indispensable in initiating a new specialty plastics recycling project at Eye and Ear and Stephanie Spielman. Lauren Koch and I couldn't have done it without support of the FOD stockroom team. We had to order over a hundred bins, signs, recycling liners, and labels from multiple vendors for the two different locations. They went above and beyond to organize and separate out the containers and add labels to each bin. What may seem like an everyday part of their jobs allowed us easily install the new recycling bins and implement a new program to work towards our resource stewardship goals.
August 10, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Joseph Asante, Christina Brown, Tamar Brown, Jon Clark, Tonda Harris, John Mawer, Mohamed Nagy, Petr Gontkovic, Doug Brandon, Joe Davis, Marlon Dixon, Tim Mathews
From: Ernie McVay
These individuals volunteered to work on Sunday, August 8, 2021, for Ohio State's first in-person commencement since 2019, assisting with setting up and tearing down the stage, passing out programs and ensuring students were lined up correctly. As President Johnson stated in her address to the audience, the university simply cannot function without the contributions of thousands of staff members and these staff members went over and beyond expectations to ensure the summer 2021 graduates had a happy, safe and memorable commencement day.
August 9, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jon Clark, John Mawer, Emmanuel Frimpong, Maryaim Osman, Melissa Skinner, Paul Allen, Michael Hereford
From: Ernie McVay
These individuals volunteered to give up a summer Saturday evening to help ensure Ohio State's 2020 graduates finally received the in-person graduation ceremony they and their families deserved. They assisted in setting up and tearing down both the RPAC and Ohio Stadium for the event ensuring a special day for the returning graduates and their families. The university simply cannot function without outstanding and dedicated staff members and these folks personify that dedication. Their efforts were truly appreciated by all who attended as well as the university's administration.
August 9, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Nicole Holman
From: James Jackson
Recently, Nicole has been tasked with filling the roles and responsibilities of Dan Hedman, while Dan is away from the office. As the Director of Marketing and Communications, Dan has big shoes to fill. When called upon, Nicole fulfills these duties with grace, dignity, class and professionalism. She is never too busy to help her coworkers and always maintains a pleasant demeanor. No matter what the task, she always completes it in a timely fashion. Nicole a class act and we are thankful to have her on the team. Thank you Nicole for everything that you do!
July 13, 2021 Unknown
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jeremy Allen , Doug Welker, Merle Vaessin
From: Alan Horujko
During the overnight hours of Nightwatch at 0250 hours, Officer J. Allen was patrolling the hospital area when he observed a male wearing checkered pants, yelling, and run into the new parking structure off Cannon Drive. While doing a search of the area, he gave a detailed clothing description of the male over the radio and described the suspicious behavior. Officer Allen searched the garage, concerned the male might be suicidal and headed to the roof of the new garage. Shortly after, an e-phone was activated on the running trail just north of the 315 N exit ramp to the medical center. Police dispatcher Merle Vaessin could hear a male on the other end of the distorted line screaming he wanted to end his life. She was able to relay critical information to officers about the e-phone location.Officers arrived and began to search the area of the running trails. During a search of the area, Officer Welker was able to identify unique checkered pants just off the running trail in the vegetation. Critically, the pants matched the description of clothing Officer Allen had provided over the radio. The Columbus Police helicopter was requested to assist in the search but Officer Welker followed the noise of crying and water splashing to the river bank. Through thick vegetation and muddy conditions, Officer Welker found the male in the middle of the river.Simultaneously, Officer Allen arrived at Welker’s location and retrieved the water buoy and rope from his cruiser. Officer Allen brought the equipment to Welker’s location but fortunately Welker did not have to go very far into the water. Utilizing his CIT skills to talk the hysterical male, he was able to convince the person in crisis into coming out of the water on his own. The male was detained and safely transported to the emergency department for treatment. Our Offices were in the right place at the right time but most importantly stayed calm and communicated well with each other as well as dispatch to get this person help. Had our Officers not been there quickly given the higher river levels after recent heavy rains, the male could have completed his suicide attempt or been swept down river.
July 6, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Amanda Heade
From: Ted Tobler
Our department is short staff due to our talented team being scooped up by other areas. Amanda has stepped in so that I doubt any of our vendors or customers knows that we are short people. She has specifically become the "Elite" Queen helping that Vendor get paid.
June 16, 2021 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Jana Kise
From: Michael Dorne
I would like to recognize Jana Kise for the incredible job she did with the development, coding and production of the new operations board that is now published in the break room on the large screen monitors. I truly believe this will be a great tool for drivers, supervisors and managers to use daily as well as more visibly accessible for all. The time and determination to get this up and going, to move the department one step better, while streamlining efficiencies for our operations is worth thank you a thousand times! Great job Jana!
June 10, 2021 Transportation and Traffic Management
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Lucille Talbert, Jessica Cunningham
From: Coco Kneisly
Thanks to Lucille and Jessica for deep cleaning our suite after an HVAC issue spread a rusty dust over every single surface that was getting on clothes and documents. They had to wipe everything down from the top down and did an excellent job accommodating us in between meetings. I really appreciate your extra work today. Thanks!
June 9, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: James Jackson
From: NICOLE KRAFT
James and I work together on a simulation to teach students how to cover breaking news. This year, we could not do our normal event, so he brought his expertise to class. He is an extraordinary partner--filled with ideas, enthusiasm, grace, and a desire to educate. I am so very privileged to call him a colleague and a friend.
May 27, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Joanna Shaul, Bruce Allen, Aaron Ward
From: Katherine Fox
Lt. Shaul, Lt. Allen, and Officer Ward went above and beyond working together as a team when installing the new bike racks in the Police Garage. Everyone brought their individual skill set and knowledge to the table. This type of teamwork and collaboration is what I love most about the Police Division. I cannot thank them enough for all their help!
May 26, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Malika Khaddouche
From: Karen Crabbe
Hi Karen,I wanted to write to tell you how helpful Malika has been to me this week in Cockins Hall. My office and several others were part of a move out of Jennings Hall and into Cockins Hall. A moving company provided some support for this on Wednesday, and Malika was awesome in helping to open doors and prepare offices for the move. Today, I was working on moving a few items left behind by the movers, and Malika was very helpful in this task. She helped me to move furniture from my car into the building, helped me to place items in various offices in Cockins Hall, and has assisted in helping me to recycle items that were no longer needed. She made things much, much easier for me than they might have been.Best wishes,Laura-- Laura Kubatko, Ph.D.ProfessorDepartment of StatisticsDepartment of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology404 Cockins Hall, 1958 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210614-247-8846 Officelkubatko@stat.osu.edu www.stat.osu.edu/~lkubatko
May 21, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Unknown
From: Laura Kubatko
On Friday, May 21 around 9am, I was struggling to load a piece of furniture into my car on the north side of Jennings Hall. The eastbound CABS bus driver stopped the bus and quickly helped me load the item. I don't know what I would have done without him! Thank you!!!
May 21, 2021 Unknown
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Faye Bodyke, Richardson Morgan
From: Ruth Miller
Faye and Morgan are all-stars, rock stars and shining stars! In preparation for the return to in-person classes in the Fall, there is a critical need to ensure proper ventilation in the classrooms...1,100 classrooms across all of the campuses! This is no small feat, and while there is a large group of consultants, University staff and contractors working on this effort, Faye and Morgan are going above and beyond to make it all happen. Their diligence is unmatched and their communication and organizational skills are impressive! Thank you to both of them for all of their efforts!
May 14, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Kasper Andersen, Tony Cervi, Nicole Chapman, Jon Clark, Joe Colvin, Joe Conner, Joe Davis, Keith Davis, Marlon Dixon, Joe Eierman, Petr Gontkovic, Rich Harmon, Dennis Krucinski, Don Lanigan, Tim Mathews, Chris Minniear, Jon Murray, Joe Smiley
From: Ernie McVay
This great group of individuals all volunteered to report bright and early on a wet, cold, Mother's Day morning to work a long day in support of Ohio State's first in-person commencement since 2019. Despite a short timeframe and a bit of chaos created by an entirely different experience to ensure social distancing during this pandemic, these folks did what needed to be done so that gates opened on time. Despite rain, wind and cold I witnessed many smiling faces from graduates and their families which could not have occurred without the effort of these individuals. They are truly A&P All-Stars!
May 12, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Cathy Black
From: Brian Burkett
I would like to recognize Cathy Black with EHS for her outstanding customer service. We recently had three water intrusion events that she assisted with making sure the effected areas were remediated correctly. She worked closely with the vendor and explained the process to building occupants. She consistently responds quickly when events like this occur and is a great source of support to our operations.
May 12, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brandon Yankanin, Jeremy Allen
From: Tracy L. Hahn
Lieutenant Brandon Yankanin and Officer Jeremy Allen provided Tactical Combat Casualty Care to several Emergency Room physicians at the OSU Medical Center. Dr. Sharkey stated, "The training session we experienced with Lt Brandon Yankanin and Officer Jeremy Allen ranks as one of the best, if not the best, run training I have experienced of any of these. My colleagues and I all agree that they should be commended for their dedication to high quality training..." In addition they have trained all OSU Police officers with the same casualty care. This training helps prepare officers and now physicians at the Medical Center to treat individuals who have received traumatic injuries. Great work Lieutenant Yankanin and Officer Allen !!
May 4, 2021 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Donald Smith
From: Nidhi Arora
I would like to nominate Donald Smith for his exemplary services. Donald has always been professional and efficient in all the jobs he has done for me. He has a great work ethic and I hope that he is acknowledged officially for the sincerity and dedication that he works with in the building.
April 27, 2021 Unknown
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Joel Giffin
From: Graham Blind
Joel is a great employee. He really works hard to take care of the safety at Ohio State.
April 25, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
To: Ed Mcgowan
From: Jeffrey Barr
Ed submitted a successful grant application with Ohio State Energy Partners. Where as FOD Landscape Services was awarded nearly $43,000 for the purchase of battery powered, zero emission equipment. Battery powered string trimmers, back pack blowers, push mowers, and zero turn mowers are some of the types of equipment that will be purchased with the grant.Thanks Ed for your efforts and congratulations!
April 22, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Crystal Garrett
From: Kathleen Hall
Crystal Garrett is an absolute joy to speak with and to partner with on projects, assignments, and requests. Crystal has amazing talents in organization and communication and sheer niceness! Her wonderful depth of knowledge is always shared with courtesy, respect, patience, and genuine kindness and I greatly value Crystal's contribution to every conversation we've held. Thank you Crystal for Going Above and Beyond in so many ways and towards building a stellar A&P Department!
April 8, 2021 Unknown
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Lillie Clinkscale
From: Franny Lazarus
Lillie does a fabulous job in Bricker Hall. Her work is excellent and she always has a kind word for the people she sees. Coming back to the building has been made much easier because of Lillie's efforts in our suite, plus we get to see her again. She is such an asset to this community.
April 7, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: James Jackson
From: Kathleen Hall
James Jackson composes amazing articles and videos for A&P Communications and he is a team player and builds great collaboration through his many efforts. James listens to stories and experiences, observes responses and emotions, encourages idea sharing and creativity, and genuinely contributes his own experiences and perspectives during conversations with leadership on strategic initiatives. James welcomed me to participate in a variety of programs and he has helped guide me to learn and grow personally and professionally. James values the qualities that each individual presents, communicates kindly and professionally, and designs incredible messages through his words, articles, and imagery. James is a Multi-talented Valuable Player on the A&P Team!
April 7, 2021 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Dale Harris
From: Kathleen Hall
Dale Harris is an amazing mentor, guide, communicator, and leader who has gone above and beyond in helping me since my first days in A&P. Dale is our department go-to for assistance or advice with Dashboard and metrics projects, Qualtrics surveys, and planning presentations for departmental leadership programs. He has mentored me on processes and programs within A&P and various metrics resources. Dale is genuinely kind, patient, wise, and highly talented in data analysis and visual communication. He is also a valuable contributor to conversations during A&P events with leadership and I greatly appreciate Dale's experience, perspective, and insight. He has always gone above and beyond to advise or help me deliver excellent products and I am grateful for the drive and talents that Dale shares!
April 7, 2021 Unknown
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Kurt Farnsworth
From: Kathleen Hall
Kurt Farnsworth is a brilliant Techy Guru and his talents are a gift to A&P. As an HR Consultant, Kurt has a full day every day and yet he is generally willing to help or share knowledge along with his sense of humor, whenever possible. Kurt has been an amazing resource for my efforts in reporting and metrics and I greatly appreciate his customer service style with everyone including co-workers.
April 7, 2021 Unknown
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Nicole Holman
From: Kathleen Hall
Nicole Holman is a Buckeye Wellness Innovator and an avid supporter of A&P Health and Wellness initiatives. She truly enjoys communicating "lots of good stuff" to A&P employees! She welcomes others into conversation, encourages participation during meetings, and has been an incredible guide for me on numerous projects and through various communication timelines, routes, and processes. I am very thankful for Nicole's collaboration and team-based leadership style. It's Really Nice to Know You Nicole!
April 7, 2021 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Beth Bogard
From: Kathleen Hall
Beth Bogard and I have been working together on health and wellness initiatives for A&P and she has been a champion from the start! Beth is a Buckeye Wellness Innovator and she is deeply motivated, keeps very active herself, and truly values health initiatives and involving others. Beth is a great inspiration and is helping to lead wellness efforts within TTM and across all of A&P. It is a pleasure to know and work with Beth and I look forward to her continued leadership, collaboration, and team building efforts in support of A&P Buckeye Wellness Innovator programs!
April 6, 2021 Transportation and Traffic Management
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Jonathan Cole, Dwight Jack, Megan Widney, Ricardo Segovia, Clara Garrison-Latham, Don Borton, Michael Steveline, Larry Leach, Jerry Curtis, Michael Dorne
From: Beth
The CABS Paratransit Team from TTM received a wonderful letter from a regular rider, thanking them for making work possible during the pandemic. She said their work made it possible for her to continue working. She also greatly appreciates their consistent service and their empathetic ear when she needs to talk to someone. It was a great letter, and we are proud of this team for exemplifying great customer service!
March 23, 2021 Transportation and Traffic Management
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Amanda Heade, Brittney Coleman, Jasmine Myles, Ted Tobler
From: Stephen O'Daniel
This is an acknowledgement of the entire Project Accounting Team and Mgmt: everyone has been awesome to work with - being supportive, encouraging and selfless to many degrees. Through many transitions (from Netlink to eBuilder, to working remote, now Workday, and more), the team has managed to continue to provide excellent service to customers and has proven to be accountable despite the circumstances. How much better and how much more effective are you when you know you have people you can count on. Thankful for a team like this one!
March 22, 2021 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: kathleen hall
From: Beth Bogard
I want to nominate Kathleen Hall for all of her hard work in getting the Wellness Innovators together for A&P to discuss the upcoming challenges that we face as a group and how to overcome them. You are a great resource and thank you so much for all that you do!!
March 16, 2021 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Matt Cyr
From: Shannon Rice
I want to thank Matt for being a great partner to work with. Matt has not skipped a beat as we partnered on workforce planning and the Workday implementation. He is detailed oriented and focused on doing what is right for his employees and our department. We are fortunate to have him in A&P!
March 2, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Emma Corell, Cathy Black, Carol Bechtel, Sharon Bierman
From: Tina Bogac
Emma, Cathy, Carol & Sharon all worked hard to ensure another successful OSHA Safety Day! With the pause of in-person events this years' event went fully virtual with our highest attendance yet! Great job on the conference planning and marketing & communication materials. All of your time and efforts are much appreciated by all who had the opportunity to attend the event!
February 25, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development, Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Paul Amstein, Rafael Garcia, Andrew Palmer, Tom Novotny
From: Tina Bogac
The Hazardous Waste team has provided excellent service to campus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic! In addition to regular pickups at the hospital and research labs around campus, the team assisted in setting up infectious waste disposal procedures and pickup locations for the Jesse Owens North testing facility and all of the COVID vaccine stations, including the Schottenstein Center. Thanks for doing your part to help keep the campus safe and healthy!
February 25, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Lindsey McCann, Sharon Albright, Djaye McBride
From: Tina Bogac
Lindsey has been so helpful in trying to understand the new finance module of Workday. Her and her team have collaborated with EHS to make sure that we have a process in place to continue billing for radioactive waste disposal, dosimetry badges and background checks. They have also been very helpful in making sure that invoices on current FY blanket POs are being routed correctly for payment. Thanks so much for all of your help!
February 25, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Ross McClain, Taylor Allen, Emma Corell
From: Tina Bogac
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ross, Taylor & Emma have provided outstanding service to our campus customers! The number of campus medical center employees and clinical students in rotation that needed fitted for an N-95 respirator was enormous. Ross, Taylor and Emma worked tirelessly to make sure that all were properly trained, tested and fitted for an N-95 so that they could continue their work, whether it was taking care of patients in ICU, students in Q & I housing or cleaning potentially contaminated areas. Kudos to all of you for keeping everyone safe and healthy!
February 25, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Jeffrey Barr
From: Coco Kneisly
This is an acknowledgement of our entire landscape crew that were kept buy keeping sidewalks and streets clear so we could keep campus open. When you work on campus you take for granted cleared sidewalks and salted roadways. When you work at home, you have a better picture of the real world. Over the course of three days I sat and watched from my window two cars, a delivery truck, and mail truck get stuck on my cul-de-sac because our little street never gets plowed or treated. I was also fortunate to be able to work from home - something our frontline and essential workers do not have the luxury of being able to do. So even though I'm not on campus, I may appreciate even more the hard work our crews put in when it snows.
February 24, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Sharon Bierman, James Jackson
From: Dan Hedman
I wanted to recognize the excellent work by James Jackson and Sharon Bierman for producing our monthly A&P Newsletter. James does a wonderful job finding and telling interesting stories while Sharon leads on laying out the newsletter and distributing throughout A&P. Great work!
February 24, 2021 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Dan Hedman
From: Nicole Kraft
Dan is engaged and engaging in his work helping student-journalists, and he is tirelessly in his willingness to guide and teach. Despite the fact he is a New England sports fan, he is an incredible teammate to our journalism program and to me!
February 23, 2021 Unknown
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: James Jackson
From: Nicole Kraft
James Jackson is a consummate colleague, and working with him to teach our students is a gift. He is professional and generous with his time and spirit. I am grateful to know him.
February 23, 2021 Unknown
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Sam French, Mallory Geresy
From: Adam Grubb
Sam, Mallory, and the rest of the team at the FOD Stockroom are helpful, polite, and go out of their way to assist with any questions or issues we have. Despite the herculean task of changing over to CMS and Workday, they have found the time to help us work through issues together. It's always a pleasure to deal with them and it makes our job that much more rewarding. THANK YOU!
February 11, 2021 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Sharon Bierman
From: Dan Hedman
Sharon showed great attention to detail and the ability to work well with many stakeholders in compiling this year's Annual Security Report. It is an important effort and a heavy lift and she did a wonderful job. Thank you, Sharon!
December 17, 2020 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Leeanne Chandler, Faye Bodyke
From: Amy Burgess
Leeanne and Faye have been tremendous partners in coordinating and advancing the final paperwork related to the Arts District project. This has been a complicated process with multiple stakeholders. Both Leeanne and Faye have been extremely responsive to endless questions and requests for many weeks. It has been a team effort and I am so grateful for their All-Star dedication to getting things done!
December 17, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Aaron Kidwell
From: Erin Prosser
A significant recommendation that resulted from the Community Safety and Well-being Task Force was to improve the lighting in the off-campus neighborhoods. One of the key action items was to identify the street lights that were not operational and work with the city to get them fixed. Aaron was able to step up and go above and beyond mapping the locations that were identified. This allowed OSU to clearly communicate the issue to the City of Columbus and expedite the repairs. His skills and willingness to put them to use for this important initiative led to a quick and significant improvement to the safety of our students and neighbors in the University District.
December 14, 2020 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Jeff Morgan, Darby Blackstone, Dennis Wolf
From: Mike Koeritzer
I submitted an urgent request to winterize the recirculation pump at Mirror Lake before the weather turned cold, so that the pump wouldn't freeze and get damaged. I submitted the work request at 10:30 am and the technicians were performing the work early that afternoon. The quick response time assured that FOD didn't incur the expense of repairing the pump due to freeze damage. Great job!
December 4, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Jim Hanna
From: Michelina Markiewicz
Jim always is willing to help out anyone who needs it. He is always the person to call in emergency situations because he is knowledgeable and responds fast. I have learned a lot from Jim over the past year and I love my job because he teaches me new things everyday.
December 2, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Mohamed Hirsi, Spencer Hughes, Scott Beck, Mat Tardino
From: Paul Richmond
AVM Hirsi was scanning cameras cameras and thought he saw someone stealing a bicycle from the bike rack at Jones Tower.AVM Hirsi alerted the rest of the communication center and they sprang into action.AVM Hughes assisted in scanning cameras as the two bicycle bandits fled from the scene, while dispatchers Tardino and Beck kept the officers advised of the location on the radio.The AVM's led the officers to where the first bicycle bandit was scooped up by the police at Cannon and W 12th, while the second continued to flee the scene.AVM Hirsi and Hughes continued to set up a perimeter with the cameras around the Drake Center while officers scoured the area.Eventually the officers apprehended the second bicycle bandit at the Drake, and he admitted to dumping the bicycle in the river.Great job by all.
November 23, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Aparna Dial, Tony Gillund
From: Aaron Moore
I wanted to say thanks and shine a spotlight on both Aparna and Tony for their participation in presenting the Sustainable Design and Construction Policy to the University Policy Review Committee (UPRC) on 11/19. UPRC recently initiated a secondary review of a policy after university-wide feedback had been integrated. Their partnership and collaboration in this presentation made for not only a very productive and engaging conversation, it also helped provide strategic guidance for future reviews of other policies in this step. Thank you Aparna and Tony for your contributions in this area and in this presentation!
November 19, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Aaron Moore
From: KATHLEEN HALL
Aaron Moore contributes in so many ways to a wide range of projects for Administration and Planning. He genuinely models respect and has a special talent in communicating with poise and precision, while also guiding and encouraging others with empathy and patience. Aaron models all-star values through his efforts toward diversity & inclusion and always operates as a team player and collaborator. Thank you Aaron, for all that you do for our department and for the university!
November 9, 2020 Unknown
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: John Irwin
From: Tim Bell
Thank you John Irwin - John Irwin's can do attitude and his drive to work as one team is greatly appreciated. John has been very supportive of the Solid Waste shop by helping us overcome and complete tasks that we needed help with due to scheduling challenges, Most recently when we brought a safety concern to his attention John and team jumped right in and came up with a plan to solve and address the concern.
October 28, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Nicole Holman, Sharon Bierman, James Jackson, Brianna Deckert
From: Dan Hedman
I wanted to spotlight publicly the incredible job of the A&P Communications team during my four-week absence in September and October. Nicole stepped up to lead the team and performed a lot of my duties while still completing her own work. Brianna, Sharon and James all took on additional responsibilities which epitomizes the team player and collaborator category of A&P All-Stars. It is a credit to our office that communications services are in high demand. Keep up the good work!
October 27, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Nicole Holman
From: Dan Hedman
While I was out on paternity leave Nicole Holman showed great leadership in the midst of adversity. Nicole responded to several crises and stepped outside her comfort zone to provide support to several A&P business units. Everyone I've spoken to - from senior leaders to University Communications - agrees that Nicole did a wonderful job. She is a valued employee and well-respected among her colleagues. I am glad that Nicole had this opportunity to let everyone else know what I have known for a while - she can do anything she sets her mind to. Thanks Nicole! Now go take some vacation...
October 27, 2020 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Matthew Pfeiffer, Trevor McGee, Scott Crum
From: KATHLEEN HALL
Matt Pfeifer, Trevor McGee, and Scott Crum demonstrated every component of an A&P All-Star and helped me accomplish an important task and they did so on very short notice. I cannot thank them enough for their help! I definitely would not have been able to complete the task without their amazing and supportive collective effort. They demonstrated resource stewardship through effective decision making and they went above and beyond throughout the process. They provided great customer service and valued diversity and inclusion by communicating openly, making suggestions, respecting my decisions, and recognizing how they could contribute to, and support, my efforts toward the task goals. Most of all they demonstrated working together as team players and collaborated with each other and with me. Again - I couldn't have done it without you all and I greatly appreciate everything you did to help it get accomplished smoothly, efficiently, and creatively!!!
October 22, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brian Burkett
From: Carolyn Verga
Brian has been a great help in managing the influx of tenants to the Laundry Building from storage of PPE to new hospital mock up space. His knowledge of the facility and willingness to assist with access, in a short period of time, is greatly appreciated!
October 13, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Bob Armstrong
From: Aaron Moore
I cannot say a big enough thank you to Bob Armstrong over the last many weeks and his support with COVID testing initiatives. After the initial launch of student testing on main campus took place, the next phase was to expand to our regional campuses. During this expansion phase, Bob offered to visit each regional campus on their launch day to assist with their site logistics, setup, and help train the various positions to ensure a successful launch. In talking with the regional project managers, the teams had nothing but amazing things to say about Bob in not only how supported they felt, but how confident they felt to continue weekly testing on their own. During these times, I often reflect how great it is to look around and see so many offering their time and talents to contribute to a safe and healthy campus and Bob definitely deserves recognition and a huge thanks in this area! Thank you for your willingness and expertise to help these campuses successfully launch and continue to offer testing which aims to enhance the health and safety of each campus!
October 9, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Peter Mette, Mohamed Hirsi, Scott Beck, Mat Tardino, Will Linton, Chris Dzubak
From: Paul Richmond
This morning AVM Mette found a subject stealing a bicycle from a bike rack at the Busch House. The officers checked the area and could not find the suspect.After shift change, AVM Hirsi was beginning his shift. He noticed a subject SB on High St in front of the Ohio Union that matched the description of the suspect. He was very distinct. He had a military duffle bag on his back. Once Hirsi noticed him, he notified Dispatcher Beck and Tardino of his location. Dispatcher Beck started to air information to the officers. The suspect continued SB on High St and got on a bus at King Ave and S High St. Hirsi continued to watch the bus till it got out of sight. Officers Linton and Dzubak caught up to the bus and stopped it at S High St and Poplar where they took the suspect into custody. Hirsi went back thru the cameras and found the suspect several times in the last week shopping for bicycles. Great job to all.
October 7, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Roy Evans
From: Matt Wolfzorn
Roy always goes above and beyond his job duties without a second thought. He sprang into action to keep the campus community and his fellow coworkers healthy and safe today. Roy helped to deploy some new cleaning technology, to sanitize some critical, potentially contaminated surfaces. Roy embodies the spirit of the "Together As Buckeyes" Pledge and always remembers the pledge's motto: As Buckeyes, "We Take Care of Each Other."Thank you Roy!
October 2, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Ted Tobler
From: Amanda Heade
Ted has been going into the office on Campus one day a week each week since we started working off campus in March to help the team get checks deposited and send out any escrow checks we have to the bank and vendors. I really appreciate him stepping up and taking on this responsibility for the team during this time! He's always willing to help.
September 28, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jasmine Myles
From: Amanda Heade
Jasmine jumped into the Bucks for Charity coordinator position for A&P and has done a great job working with her team to organize some opportunities for everyone to still become involved and donate while working off campus remotely. I really appreciate her taking on this position, all while completing her normal day to day duties. Organizing any events while in this new remote work environment would be tough, but she's definitely up for the job!
September 28, 2020 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Tamah Yisrael, Steve Schmalenberger, John Mawer, Quelle Wakabayashi
From: Aaron Moore
I would like to nominate Steve, Tamah, John, Quelle, and the remaining second shift team that is keeping an eye on the JON testing site to ensure they have the supplies on hand. This team consistently provides great customer service, but they have gone above and beyond in setting up an automated order after monitoring typical supply usage. Additionally, it was learned that when supplies were not delivered as expected on 9/18, that John and Quelle spent time securing supplies and delivering as if a beat hadn't been missed. This team has worked hard to understand the dynamics of the test site and to implement a process that allows everyone to feel good that the testing site will not only be able to perform but will also remain safe and healthy with the necessary supplies. We thank you for your continued support, great customer service, and going above and beyond. It takes a village to keep this site running is such an efficient manner and we hope you know that we value and thank you for playing a pivotal role in that process!
September 25, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Joshua Colley
From: Joanna Shaul
Officer Josh Colley is working hard to keep the campus community safe. We appreciate his attention to detail, self motivation, and perseverance. Officer Colley is in his first year in the Police Division and previously worked at the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Village of Brice. He has been a police officer for 8 years.
September 22, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Paul Richmond
From: Roy Evans
Many of us in Public Safety park on West campus near a once proud Hackberry tree. However, as time has went on the tree is now in heavy decline. Over the past few weeks as the weather has changed and winds have picked up we have had the discussion of not "IF" but "WHEN" this tree will fall and if our cars will be damaged. Talk about a poor day to end your work day. Well Mr. Paul Richmond took this conversation and reached out to one of the Arborists for the University who completed an assessment of the tree in question and their team has removed this pending hazard.
September 17, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Nicole Holman, Sharon Bierman
From: Dan Hedman
Sharon and Nicole always do a great job supporting our clients but this week they went above and beyond to make changes to campus bus route maps, websites and other communications. This work helped ensure riders were aware of upcoming route changes to support the campus community. Thank you!
September 17, 2020 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Katie Ray, Deron Mcintyre, Doug Cunningham, Kyle Howe, Dustin Collier, Steve Laman, Ari Ross, Joanna Shaul, Kimberly Spears-McNatt, Marjorie Rizalvo, Monica Moll, Tracy Hahn, Bryan Thompson
From: Dan Hedman
Thank you to this group of officers and administrators that helped, on short-notice, by participating in a one-day video and photo shoot to support our upcoming OSUPD recruiting campaign. We appreciate you and all you do to keep us safe!
September 17, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: James Jackson, Brianna Deckert
From: Dan Hedman
James and Brianna sprang into action on short-notice to gather video and photos of our OSUPD officers for an upcoming recruiting campaign. The final product is wonderful and is a credit to their strong work and creativity. Thank you both!
September 17, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Mike Koeritzer
From: Rob Thompson
He’s a person that I come to respect, thank you for everything Mike
September 16, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Kevin Markielowski
From: Amy Burgess
Kevin has done a phenomenal job with Adaptive Insights training. He has taken initiative to ensure a smooth transition from our current capital project intake system and has worked collaboratively with the Enterprise Project Team to develop and deliver user training. I really appreciate Kevin's willingness to lean into and lead this critical component of implementation.
September 15, 2020 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Stephen O'Daniel
From: Jasmine Myles
The Project Accounting Team is balanced because of you, Stephen. Stephen's consistent ease of approaching big and small situations that yield flawless results is unmatched! Whenever our team collaborates and needs depth to understand the outcomes of varying situations, you always come through. Thank you for showing up everyday and making our team whole.
September 9, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Aaron Moore
From: Mark Conselyea
Aaron has done an outstanding job leading and coordinating the university's student COVID testing. Working closely with Student Life, FOD, CIO, contractors and many others, the University has quickly developed an efficient and effective testing site that serves thousands of students everyday. Without this successful site, I'm confident we would not have students living and learning on campus.
September 9, 2020 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Misty Campbell
From: Reed Robinson
I just wanted to pass along a note about Misty Campbell. Every time I've reached out to her with a question or an issue, she is super responsive and goes above and beyond to help me better understand how I can increase my understanding. She is a valuable team player, and I'm grateful to have her as a reliable resource. Although I've shared my gratitude with her, I thought you would like to know also.
September 1, 2020 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Jude Darby
From: Mick Sharron
Jude is a Facilities Maintenance Technician Sr, in FOD, Zone 4. Jude is regularly commended by the customers in Thompson Library for his excellent customer service. Jude regularly goes above and beyond what is required of him to ensure that the customer's needs are meet. Recently, I received the following email from staff at Thompson Library;"I wanted to call out Jude for excellent service today in Thompson. Jude noticed a visually impaired student in the dock area who was having difficulty finding his way to the Oval. Jude was able to provide much needed assistance to this student by helping with his phone and then escorting him to the Oval. This is great service that is above and beyond!!!"I would like to see Jude recognized for his excellent customer service.
August 31, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Craig Knotts, Joe Smith, Hamza Belkhyati, Buddy Townsend, Joe Conner, David Altizer, Jon Murray
From: Ernie McVay
The week before Autumn Semester was to begin, the university decided to ramp up COVID-19 testing. The weekend crew of Craig, Joe and Hamza were recruited to move numerous tables and other PPE supplies to set-up the testing site at Jesse Owens North Recreation Center. The following week, it was decided that additional testing sites needed to be set-up. Despite concerns about working on campus during a pandemic, Buddy, Joe, David and Jon volunteered to work on the weekend to move and set-up additional testing stations at Jesse Owens North. The following week when additional tables and chairs were needed, Buddy and Jon again quickly volunteered to take care of the issue contributing to the successful reopening of campus for Autumn Semester.
August 31, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: John Gray, Troy Ward, Merle Vaessin, Jordan Schumacher
From: Paul Richmond
A big shout out to our third shift team last night. All through the night, not a creature was stirring, except for a couple would be thieves. AVM Ward tracked the duo as they trolled around campus shopping for bicycles. He was able to catch them on camera taking items from bicycles in the bike racks. Public Safety Dispatchers Vaessin and Schumacher were able to observe the cameras and led officers to the group. Officers swooped in and nabbed the thieves. Great job to all.
August 28, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Mark Banta
From: Coco Kneisly
The WMC project teams were asked to help cover COVID temp check stations at various sites at the medical center. While many have signed up, Mark has really gone above and beyond what we've asked him to do - signing up for over 25 slots when the ask was for 9. We have a few that are not able to volunteer because of health issues and his willingness to sign up for more than what was asked (on top of an already full plate) ensures that we can staff the station. Ultimately, this allows the medical center to operate while keeping patients and staff safe. Thank you!
August 25, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Marie Tullidge
From: Neil Perry
Marie is a project manager on the real estate team within PARE. She embodies the ethos of "above and beyond" and has been instrumental in the successful completion of countless high-priority, high-profile initiatives. She is tenacious in her pursuit of resolution to issues and does not hesitate to do whatever is necessary, including working nights and weekends as needed. It is also worth noting that aside from working incredibly hard on her real estate work, she spends a significant period of time participating and leading other initiatives including the A&P Diversity Council among others.
August 24, 2020 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Petr Gontkovic, Phil Knopp, Doug Brandon
From: Ernie McVay
Despite concerns surrounding COVID-19, when asked for volunteers to assist with the set-up for the University's virtual commencement held on August 9, 2020, these three individuals willingly jumped at the opportunity to help. Their efforts the week leading up to and the day of the the event helped to make this historic ceremony special and memorable for the summer graduates and their families.
August 19, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: John Marlow
From: Wm Koshar
John Marlow is a very professional and knowledgeable Buckeye! He always has time to explain processes and procedures and always makes himself available. He always returns a telephone call and always answers e-mails in a timely manner. He is well deserving for being an; "All Star!" Thank you.
July 31, 2020 Transportation and Traffic Management
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Phil Adelsberger, Laurie Burnett
From: Brian C. Swaney
Both my nominees are always very helpful at relaying information to me an keeping me up to date. These two are very much a treasured asset to the University. They are always willing to help in smoothing out the flow of information to me that makes my job more efficient and enjoyable. Laurie is the backbone of the FOD stockroom. Without her things would be a nightmare. Phil is ZONE 4's Facilities Service Manager and is one of the best at responding to any questions that I need to support the zone.
July 29, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: James Maynard, Robert Richardson, Adam Gurevitz, Markus Young, Keneth Johnson, Todd Huyghe, Dan Ouellette, Manny Elias, Raymond Johnson
From: Tony Fravel
I want to say that these folks worked through every day of the Covid19 and are still working to make sure the facilities items are maintaining all that is necessary to keep things going for all patients staff and visitors. Without these folks we could not have moved forward through these trying times. They and their staff have to be in areas that they did not really want to be but are weathering the storm every day. I just want to thank them for their dedication.
July 29, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brian Botkin
From: Bruce Allen
Police Officer Brian Botkin has demonstrated incredible performance recently. What has caught my attention, specifically, is his dedication to patrolling on bicycle. Bicycle patrol allows police officers to get out of the car and into the community. In our campus environment, it also allows officers to ride and observe in places that are not accessible to a traditional patrol vehicle. Brian recognizes these advantages and rides more than any other officer at the Department. Brian sets high mileage goals for himself, and often meets them. Just the other day, the temperature was over 90 degrees and Brian rode a total of 52 miles during his 8 hour shift! 52 miles, wearing a bullet resistant vest (they do not breathe very well...) and 20 pounds of gear on his waist! As a result of his dedication to bike patrol Brian's skin is incredibly tanned and his red OSU police shoulder patches are faded to a light pink. At the end of his shift he is usually drenched in sweat. Brian recognizes the usefulness and resourcefulness of bike patrol and goes above and beyond in putting the tool to use.
July 28, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: James Jackson, Sharon Bierman, Brianna Deckert, Nicole Holman
From: Dan Hedman
As Staff Appreciation Week kicks off at the university, I want to take a moment to recognize the awesome performance of our entire A&P Communications team. Nicole, Sharon, Brianna and James do an excellent job juggling many tasks and keeping our A&P staff and customers informed. We are are small team supporting nearly 1,200 staff. As your supervisor, I ask a lot of you and the team always comes together to meet the challenge. Each one of you adds tremendous value to our business units -- from Nicole's leadership and strategic thinking to Sharon's attention to detail and ability to multitask, to Brianna's creativity/design expertise and diversity of skills, to James' video and storytelling ability. Communication in a large organization is often challenging but always important. Thanks for all you do everyday to keep people informed about A&P and its services.
July 27, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Matt Wolfzorn
From: Paul Richmond
The ship was sinking, Dan had come running into my office and said the video wall, which is one of the most essential parts of the operation, had lost a monitor. I alerted Senior Systems and Operations Manager Matt Wolfzorn who immediately sprang into action. Matt went back to the equipment and started performing checks. He realized the potential problem and restarted the CPU. When that did not work, Matt continued to check on the other pieces of equipment and then started to systematically reset each piece. The equipment came back on line. Matt performed function checks on the equipment and determined it was operational. Matt - Thanks for being here and springing into action when needed.
July 9, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Paul Richmond
From: Connor Seymour
Paul Richmond is a very valued member of DPS. He is very reliable when it comes to fixing issues even going so far as to log in from remote. He has taught me to be a better version of myself and strive for greatness in everything I do.
July 9, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Scott Beck
From: Roy Evans
Mr. Beck is always professional while answering 911 calls and goes through the standard operating procedures even knowing beforehand if the calls are "test calls."
July 9, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Angela Alley
From: Kathy Fortenbaugh
Angela has been going into the office and picking up the mail from the Post Office and sorting the mail. She scans and e-mails items to staff as needed. And she scans and handles all the other mail as needed. She is always stepping up and helping where and when needed. She is the Office Administrative Assistant and is always helping the department in so many ways. She always goes above and beyond.
June 23, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Paul Richmond
From: Kevin Nickolas
Paul has organized and is helping bring multiple employees up to speed on an issue that was affecting dispatch pc's. Initially different people were working on different resolutions without knowing others were doing the same.
June 19, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jon Gray
From: Paul Richmond
This morning a credit card was turned into one of the security officers that was working the adult crossing guard detail at the hospital. Dispatch Supervisor Jon Gray was given the task of locating the card owner. Instead of just telling the security officer to turn the card into the lost and found, Jon worked hard to find the owner who was an employee at the medical center. Jon contacted the employee and told her where she could locate here card. Instead of the employee going to lunch and then looking for her card and thinking oh me, oh my, what will I do for lunch, she now was reunited with her credit card and was able to eat lunch and feel safe and secure. Thanks Dispatch Supervisor Jon Gray for going above and beyond.
June 19, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Joe Petry
From: Paul Richmond
Joe Petry from OCIO is always going above and beyond when needed. Anytime we have any IT issues at DPS, we can always reach out to Joe and he is able to troubleshoot the issues and he either walks you thru the solution, remotes in, or even comes in to fix it. Joe makes it much easier doing our job because he is always there for us.
June 18, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Roy Evans
From: Roy Evans
When the normal supply chain failed to acquire critical Clorox wipes to keep people safe at DPS, Roy Evans went out of his way and made contact with the manufacturer and was able to acquire these critical items. Kudos to Roy.
June 16, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brian Botkin, Joshua Colley, Dustin Collier, Brian Grefe
From: Tracy L. Hahn
All four officers worked as a team with an individual who was in crisis. Providing care, compassion, and first aid their actions saved this young man's life. Great Job!!
June 3, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Chris Hall
From: Adam Grubb
Chris Hall is a recent addition to the PM crew within FOD's Lock & Key Services. Chris has brought valuable knowledge to his position from the outside world and been able to quickly adapt to the university setting putting this knowledge to work. Due to Chris being a recent hire, he is the least senior in the shop, but that hasn't stopped him from staying upbeat and keeping a positive attitude each day while completing his daily PM duties as well as filling in anywhere he's been needed. Chris is a team player and a valued member of FOD and we are proud to have him in Lock & Key. Thank for your efforts, Chris!
May 29, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Dennis Krucinski
From: Adam Grubb
Dennis is in charge of keying projects for new builds and renovations within FOD at Lock & Key Services. There are nearly a dozen of these projects that will be wrapping up as fall semester approaches. In order to ensure that deadlines are met, Dennis was called back to work early on during the CIVID-19 crisis. He has kept busy behind the scenes making sure that everything is in place for smooth transitions as construction wraps up and occupants begin to move in to their new spaces, all the while with a positive attitude and a smile on his face. Dennis has proven to be a great addition to the team. Thank you, Dennis!
May 29, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Sharon Bierman
From: Jeanne McGuire
Sharon did a create job assisting EHS in creating the Laboratory Safety Start Up Checklist. She had to coordinate many revisions in a tight time period from people and committees all over campus.
May 27, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Justin Estill
From: Tracy L. Hahn
Justin Estill is a police officer on our Wooster Campus. During a routine shift, things became far from routine. Justin responded to a possible overdose in a home off campus, assisting the local county Sheriff's office. Justin saved this person's life by providing essential life saving measures. Congratulations Justin on a job well done!
May 27, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Joseph Davis
From: Dennis Krucinski
Joe has been in the Lockshop parts warehouse doing lots and lots of cleaning, sorting, and organizing during the Covid-19 shutdown in preparation for our shop moving in a couple months. If he hadn't been spending so much time working in the dust and heat sorting and organizing parts, we would be scrambling at the very end to get things done and organized. BRAVO JOE!
May 20, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Amy Hwang
From: Karin Murillo-Kirlangitis
Amy Hwang is always willing to share her knowledge about eBuilder processes with our team and external users. She is a great resource, even more now that we are working remotely while trying to learn some eBuilder's modules. Thank you, Amy, for your continuous support!
May 15, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Doug Brandon, Petr Gontkovic, Jason Kustra
From: Ernie McVay
Despite concerns surrounding COVID-19, when asked for volunteers to assist with the set-up for the University's virtual commencement held on May 3, 2020, these three individuals willingly jumped at the opportunity to help. Their efforts the last week of April and the day of the event helped to make this historic ceremony special and memorable for the spring graduates.
May 13, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Jenna Dickerson
From: Jeanne McGurie
Jenna has done a fantastic job not only maintaining her own work load, but also filling in on work responsibilities from a staff member who recently retired. She has worked with several people to improve our Radiation Safety Committee processes and make it a seamless transition to an all-virtual committee meeting. All while teleworking - Kudos Jenna!
May 13, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jana Kise
From: Tom Holman
Jana sewed 100 homemade face masks and dropped them off at the office. I would like to recognize her for gathering her own supplies and doing something so thoughtful for her coworkers who continue to provide transportation for the university community. Everyone at TTM truly appreciates her kindness and generosity!
April 28, 2020 Transportation and Traffic Management
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Adam Featherling
From: Tracy L. Hahn
Staff Sergeant Adam Featherling works at the Newark campus and was instrumental in assisting the Mansfield campus with some staffing issues. He created a way for both campuses to work together to make sure all those remaining on campus were served to the same level as before this staffing issue arose. Adam thought outside the box and assisted with keeping all campuses safe! Great Job Adam!
April 23, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Jennifer McMahon
From: Shannon Rice
Working with Jennifer while on boarding new employees during the state of emergency has been less than ideal. Jennifer has been positive and helpful and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right. I appreciate her and her positive attitude!
April 21, 2020 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
To: Becca Hubbard
From: jim knight
Becca is always there to help you with your issues no matter how small it is. Most often responds the same day.
April 17, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Roy Evans, Matt Wolfzorn
From: Paul Richmond
Matt and Roy have gone above and beyond during this stressful period. Both have put in extra hours to ensure DPS has been up and operational. Thanks for all you do.
April 17, 2020 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Emma Corell
From: Shelli Shoemaker
Emma met with working group of OSU researchers and public health experts who are evaluating guidance for homemade masks for both public and medical use. EHS has 9 cases of expired Kimberly Clark (duckbill) N95 masks that are not currently usable due to the straps disintegrating upon touch. Industrial Hygienist Emma Corell is leading a project to retrofit the nearly 1,900 masks with new straps. Elastic is being donated by Abercrombie and Fitch. In process of determining if Battelle can sanitize the masks after they are done.
April 10, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Eric Petz
From: Jeanne McGuire
During this challenging time while the university is in a State of Emergency, Eric has proved to be a fantastic team player for Environmental Health and Safety. Eric works in Research Safety, but when he originally started in EHS he worked in Environmental Affairs. While maintaining his responsibilities in Research Safety and adapting to conducting remote laboratory inspections, he also checks on a weekly basis with Environmental Affairs and frequently assists in picking up hazardous waste on campus. Thank you Eric for providing our campus with critical services needed!
April 9, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Dan Hedman
From: Lindsay Komlanc
I'm not sure if people outside of A&P can nominate employees, but I would like to nominate Dan Hedman. Dan is always an outstanding partner, but during the COVID-19 crisis, he has gone above and beyond to be a team player, help where he can and coordinate on all messaging and communications. We appreciate the work Dan and his team do every day, but it is especially appreciated during this very difficult time.
March 25, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Sharon Bierman
From: Dan Hedman
Sharon has done tremendous work helping A&P navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Her willingness to work after-hours and assist in sending emails to keep our staff informed is extremely helpful. During difficult times, it is important to share timely communications. Thank you, Sharon!
March 23, 2020 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Dustin Moore, Phil Knopp
From: Brian Kennedy
Thank you to Dustin Moore and Phil Knopp for providing support to EMH&T during a time sensitive tree removals for the WC BP#1 project. Both Dustin and Phil were able to assist in a very time sensitive tree removals and help the new project meet the require deadlines needed.
March 16, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Boyd Kearns
From: Troy Scherer
Wanted to acknowledge all the great work and support Boyd has provided us at Rardin. Fast, friendly, vested in fixing all of our issues, small and big. Keeps me updated, staff appreciate his support when they approach him for help……always helpful
February 27, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Michelle Cannon
From: Coco Kneisly
I wanted to recognize Michelle for all that she does, but specifically for her work as a travel arranger for FOD Ops. University travel is a complex process. In addition to having to balance the traveler's personal preferences with business needs, you have to make sure you are in compliance with multiple university policies. She is an excellent steward of university resources and maintains a high level of professionalism, even when dealing with difficult travelers. Her work is impeccably detailed and as a travel approver, something I really appreciate. Thanks, Michelle!
February 26, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Values Diversity and inclusion
Values Diversity & Inclusion
To: Emmet (Bud) Sifford
From: Aaron Moore
I met Bud at an A&P diversity signature program and he was sharing how he approaches his work and how he interacts with the student dispatchers that work at S2F. Bud is someone who values getting to know the people he works with and putting faces with names. He values the opportunity students get to work at S2F and the important job they have in sharing information to prioritize work that needs to get done or an emergency that needs to be addressed. Understanding that the dispatchers don't always know who they are talking to, Bud goes above and beyond to visit the student dispatchers on their shifts to meet them and he even bakes them a good to welcome them to the job, thank them for all they do, and to even explain how what they do impacts the service they deliver. Bud demonstrates what is it to foster an inclusive environment and that knowing people for who they are can make a huge difference when we feel connected to one another as well as connected to the mission of the job! Way to go above and beyond and thank you for sharing how you try to make the place more inclusive!
February 24, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Cedric Johnson, Acala Cresci , Vince Huzicka , Charlice Gaston, Calenna Smith
From: Nicole Holman
I wanted to thank the CABS team for everything they did to make the #BuckeyeLove bus "go live" in support of this university-wide initiative leading up to Valentine's Day. I really appreciate all of the effort and coordination in pulling this together so quickly. The bus looked awesome! Thanks to everyone who participated in making this a success!
February 17, 2020 Transportation and Traffic Management
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Boyd Kearns
From: Karen Crabbe
I received the following email regarding a Zone 1 maintenance employee: "My name is Scott Bokker and I am new employee at the ice rink. Just wanted to reach out and introduce myself. Also wanted to drop you a note about Boyd, your staff member who is servicing our building. He has been fantastic, very conscientious and great at communicating, he has gotten a lot done in the short time I have been here."
February 12, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brianna Deckert
From: Aaron Moore
Brianna is someone who demonstrates what it means to be a great team player and collaborator in all she does. Most recently, she created a "how to ride" video for the Lyft Ride Smart program and helped us achieve this for the Spring semester. Sparked as an idea way back when in conversations with USG, this video was brilliantly put together to offer yet another medium for ways students can learn about and engage with the program. I appreciate all the work that she put in to make this happen and cannot thank her enough for the vision she had to create this, because I know many students will find this useful to get them started for many more semesters to come. Thanks Brianna!!
February 3, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Sharon Bierman
From: Dan Hedman
Sharon jumped into action to get a campus-wide email sent in a matter of moments. She does a great job of paying attention to the little things and is our go-to for bulk mail in A&P. Great work, Sharon!
January 27, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brianna Deckert
From: Dan Hedman
Brianna consistently goes above and beyond to perform excellent work. She just completed a motion graphics video that elevates our overall service offerings. Brianna put in extra hours to learn this new skill and brings a positive attitude and willingness to learn that sets a strong example for her colleagues.
January 27, 2020 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jeremy Roop
From: Joel Giffin
Joe is a member of the fire system safety shop. He is the leader in fire alarm response and works very hard to keep campus safe.
January 25, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Avani Borade
From: Kathleen Hall
Avani has been a wonderful role model for our A&P Health and Wellness initiatives. Avani is a Wellness Innovator and promotes daily healthy habits including standing, walking and nutrition. We attended Health Athlete training together and after training we partnered on the implementation of a Health and Wellness shared space within our office area for shared services team to use in support of healthy habits. I have really enjoyed meeting and collaborating with Avani!
January 23, 2020 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Aaron Moore
From: James Jackson
Every time you see Aaron Moore, he has a smile on his face. It's not often that we reward kindness in the workplace. But, not only is Aaron Moore an exceptional A&P employee that is extremely knowledgeable about office initiatives, he stays positive and a pleasure be around. We all know life can present it's struggles, but I have never seen Aaron with a negative disposition. He's always optimistic and a great to work with. On top of his hard work, we appreciate his positivity and want him to know that it does not go unnoticed. Thank you Aaron for being a shining light in A&P and for being you!
January 16, 2020 Unknown
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Aaron Kidwell, Andrew Neil
From: Dan Hedman
I want to thank Aaron and Neil for collaborating with the A&P Communications team to capture new images of our major construction with their certified drone. These images will help us showcase some of the great work taking place in A&P and keep our project website up to date. Please visit buildingthefuture.osu.edu to learn more about these projects. Thanks for your teamwork!
January 10, 2020 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Stephen Mancini, Vincent Correale, Anthony Anderson, Richard Payne, Emmanuel Frimpong
From: Quelle Gutierrez-Wakabayashi
This email came from a valued Smith Lab customer : "Thank you all for setting this up! Our carpets look amazing! Each of my coworkers has come to me raving about their offices this morning. Please pass on our thanks to the cleaners as well. They were very friendly and helpful in explaining what needed to be done. We really appreciate you all doing this for us and especially being able to squeeze it in over break! Can’t express enough gratitude." EXCELLENT JOB team! Keep it up!
January 9, 2020 Facilities Operations and Development
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
To: William Delamater, Donald Driscoll, Thomas Holmes
From: Lance Kearns
Work Order Feedback: We are very happy with the result of the retrofit for the HID fixtures. The areas are well lit and the techs did a great job getting the work done quickly without effecting any operations. Thank you for the assistance with this project.
December 30, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jason Kustra, Petr Gontkovic, Craig Bernardo, Kasper Andersen, Nicole Chapman, Marlon Dixon
From: Ernie McVay
These six individuals volunteered to give up part of their weekend to assist with FOD's participation in the Autumn Semester commencement on Sunday, December 15th. Due to this group's efforts, FOD played a vital role in graduates receiving their actual diploma, a feat rarely attempted by schools the size of Ohio State. The contributions of this group in setting up for the ceremony and moving diploma boxes assure the graduates and their family are able to celebrate a special and joyous day.
December 16, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brian Burkett, Ryan O'Conner
From: Michelle Cooke
Work Order Feedback: Thank very much to Brian Burkett and Ryan O'Conner for adjusting the temperature in the Byrd Center auditorium so that all guests were comfortable! Our symposium went amazingly well and comfort had a lot to do with it. Thanks again!
December 16, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Joseph Davis, Christopher Minniear
From: Timothy Mathews
Work Order Feedback: Joe and Chris were so expedient in completing the work. They personally followed up after the work in a very professional manner. These guys are like supertechs, FOD need to get them capes. A really great job done, they are making the organization shine.
December 16, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Kevin Schindlbeck, Reed Robinson
From: Regina King
Kevin and Reed have worked tirelessly to partner with HR staff and to fully staff the 3rd shift maintenance team. They both are meticulous and professional in all of their interactions with candidates and HR staff alike. Their efforts are so appreciated!
December 10, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Mick Sharron, Mike Lyles
From: Regina King
Mick and Mike are such a fantastic representatives of the Academic District in FOD. They consistently represent the department in a knowledgeable and professional manner to anyone who is considering joining the facilities maintenance team. Kudos to the Zones 3 and 4 managers!
December 10, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Randall McHenry, Thomas Holmes
From: Tami Boldman
Work Order Feedback: Excellent work. Renovation contractors struggle with how this building works. Your team does not. I appreciate how quickly your technicians found the problem and fixed it. Thank you!
December 9, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Dennis Krucinski
From: William Towns
Work Order Feedback: Dennis was great and I really appreciate Jim sending him to work on our issue. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional! Mr. Krucinski solved our issue quickly and explained everything in a way we could understand. I am grateful for his work!
December 9, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Shannon Rice
From: Glen Funk
Shannon is always very responsive to questions on employment and university HR policy. Her knowledge, her willingness to help, and her positive, cheerful attitude all combine for great customer service!
December 5, 2019 Shared Services
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
Demonstrates Resource Stewardship
To: Peter Calamari, Brett Garrett
From: Glen Funk
Peter and Brett have been key in restructuring our biennial State capital request, particularly the portion of funding the university uses for major renovations. Previously we requested each project individually; each roof, each HVAC system, each elevator renovation, etc. Through Peter's and Brett's efforts, the renovation projects are now holistically analyzed, projects are grouped by similar type, and our capital request seeks a "bucket " of funding for each project type. This improvement has lead to easy bundling of smaller projects into more efficient larger ones and to streamlined access to the State funds through the Controlling Board.
December 5, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Mason Myers
From: Dale Harris
This nomination is in recognition of the excellent work ethic, professionalism, and insightful contributions provided by Mason Myers to members of the AP Excellence team. Since joining the team this summer, Mason continues to exceed expectations in terms of his innovative contributions to the completion of work projects, and his willingness to undertake challenging tasks. One example of his innovative approach to work was seen in his contributions to the Transportation and Traffic Management Customer Satisfaction Survey Project. Upon facing difficulty in soliciting survey responses, real-time from a difficult to target audience, Mason undertook to create and personally distribute QR codes in order that multiple prospective respondents could complete the survey on their smart phones. Another example of his willingness to accept a challenge, was his readiness to learn the visualization tool, Tableau, and to deliver useful output in order to advance another important project. Such initiative should not go unrecognized, and it is my pleasure to nominate him as an A&P All-Star. Thank you, Dale Harris
December 3, 2019 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Jennifer Abbruzzese
From: Daniel Brearley
Jennifer joined our team recently as Sr. Financial Analyst and has since added great value to A&P through her efforts on Peoplesoft access cleanup, WorkDay financials tie-outs, New Funding Request submission coordination and many others. She has also recently joined Julie Conway to assist in change management for the enterprise project for A&P. I appreciate the way she has jumped right in to help analyze, coordinate, communicate and help improve our job functions in preparation for our transition to WorkDay next year!
December 2, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Stephen Meyer
From: Samantha Gaerke
Work Order Feedback: The communication was very good. The employee who contacted me to let me know the request was completed was very kind and helpful.
December 2, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Gregory Canode, Bryan Devault
From: Susan Reeser
Work Order Feedback: The work team did a very nice job of hanging pictures in Vice Provost and Dean Alicia Bertone's office. Thank you!
December 2, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Amanda Heade, Dan Brearley
From: Glen Funk
As capital planning has evolved over the past many years, Amanda and Dan have been great collaborators in developing a process to track an accurate spend, and the amount yet to be spent, for all projects in the approved capital plan. This "yet to be spent" amount, denoted as Prior Commitment, is reported as a component in each capital plan, giving a clear annual snapshot of total future capital spend. The first few cycles that Prior Commitment was reported, we were hoping no one drilled down too rigorously, because some assumptions had to be made where data was not in readily accessible form. However, thanks to Amanda's and Dan's great work, the Prior Commitment numbers are now readily available and driven by solid data.
November 27, 2019 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Roy Evans
From: Paul Richmond
I just want to pass on my appreciation to Roy Evans for taking time out of his EOC experience on Saturday to physically run from Blankenship Hall to the Woody Hayes Bridge to help me bring an extra vehicle back to Blankenship hall after the football game. Roy constantly goes out of his way to help others out and accomplish the team mission. Roy helps to make DPS what it is and to Keep it Real.
November 25, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Kelton Pettay
From: Matthew Hughes
Communicated with me all the way through and took care of everything. Everything was so quick, everyone is so nice to work with - just awesome - like always. Thanks everyone!
November 25, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Stephen Meyer
From: Polly Graham
Thanks Steve. The Lock Shop is always fast at getting the work done and/or always lets me know the status of the job via phone.
November 25, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: John Persichetti, David Norris
From: Walter Williams
Thanks! I guess this has been an ongoing issue that could not be fixed. Seems like you just have to have the right guys working on it! Thanks again.
November 25, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Anthony Hamilton
From: Eric David Whiteside
On 11-20-19 at approximately midnight Officer Hamilton responded to the Northwest Parking Garage on a non-responsive individual. The individual had a faint pulse and was not breathing. After Officer Hamilton administered Narcan and CPR, the individual sat up and started talking. The individual was transported to the hospital for further treatment. Job well done!
November 22, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jude Darby
From: Luther Young
Work Order Feedback: I was not expecting my request to be addressed so quickly. Serviceperson was quick and very professional!
November 20, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Ryan Ash
From: MaLinda Hill
Work Order Feedback: Ryan is awesome! Friendly, responsive, patient, and always follows up! It's so appreciated :) I look forward to working with him in the future.
November 20, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Larisa Kruger, Paul Richmond
From: Matt Wolfzorn
Public Safety and FITS recently collaborated (and continue to collaborate) and updated many real world inconsistencies that were present in the GIS Maps data. Paul and Larisa have been working as a team on this project. Many interesting things were discovered such as street signs being spelled incorrectly, having the completely wrong street name and other streets missing. This project also has been updating critical information that is available to Public Safety resources realtime improving officer and firefighter response which aids in the safety of the entire university community.
November 19, 2019 Department of Public Safety, Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Lucille Talbert
From: Thomas Bell
I wanted to tell you about the state of our current janitorial experience in the basement of the Enarson Classroom Building. Lucille is best we have ever had. She is kind, concerned, and hard working. Anytime I have a non-emergency problem with something in the building I go to her first. She has a vast network of resources to get issues resolved. Lucille knows everyone and puts people together who can solve problems if it is not something she can do herself. Having her around each week has been a real blessing. Please don’t let Building Services move her out of here.
November 14, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Dave Altizer, Derek Dietrich, John Kennedy
From: John Kellar
Once again, John and his team have come through with flying colors. Dave and Derek came over, I walked with them to show them the issue, they went into action further investigating the issue. Once found, they faced adverse conditions going out on the roof in the pouring rain and temporarily stopped the leak. They came out the next morning and did a permanent repair. Thanks for the fast response and the great customer service and communication. They are awesome!
November 13, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: John Bailey
From: Brian Kennedy
I would like to commend John Bailey for competing and receiving first place in the Franklin County Snow Equipment Rodeo. This friendly competition is comprised of several municipalities, state and other government agencies who compete against each other in the operation of snow equipment on an obstacle course, while also learn valuable safety operations and training. John Bailey is one of three OSU participants who competed in these events and won 1st place amongst all other agencies. Thank you John for going above and beyond in representing OSU.
November 12, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brianna Deckert
From: Amy Burgess
Brianna Deckert, Senior Graphic Designer, consistently exceeds expectations. She is tremendously talented, responsive and customer service oriented. I appreciate her many contributions to A&P.
November 7, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: David Fessehazion, Levi Kottman
From: Kristen Becker
Work Order Feedback: Communication was great in regards to routing our request to the correct contacts. Response time was very fast and the project looks great! Thank you!
November 6, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Thomas Sedlock
From: Preston Tartt
Work Order Feedback: Appreciate Tom responding so quickly to resolve this issue. I also appreciate his communication through phone and email to follow up.
November 6, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Heidi Shortridge, Stephen Schneider
From: Brian Kennedy
I would like to recognize Heidi Shortridge and Stephen Schneider for their collaborative efforts in supporting the Campus Shop. There have been several times where we needed materials or support and both of them always step up to assist us to provide great customer service. Many thanks to all the hard work and efforts you have provided throughout the year. Thank you very much.
November 4, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: August Giesler, Marcus Lafferty
From: Casey Briand
Work Order Feedback: The people who fulfilled the work request were amazing! They got our AC fixed and gave me contact information so I could stay informed. They’re awesome. The quality of the work was great.
November 4, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Kimberly Fiebig
From: Kathleen Hall
Kim is an amazing partner in our Shared Services Service Center and always provides great customer service. She has been very helpful in guiding me through various processes and she as a wealth of knowledge and resources. Kim is ready with a smile and efficient in responding to questions or requests. I truly enjoy working Kim and appreciate the many ways she has helped me learn about different aspects of OSU. Thank you Kim!
October 30, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Joel Highfield
From: Joey Liu
Work Order Feedback: Technician came in a day or two after my repair request and completed the repair. Fast and efficient. Thanks!
October 30, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Renee Creedon
From: Coco Kneisly
I just wanted to recognize Renee Creedon for all that she does. Any time I need something "Med Center" related she's the one I call and regardless of how obscure the request she always responds with a helpful attitude. I'm sure most of the time these aren't things that are even in her job description, but she always accepts responsibility for the task and goes above and beyond. I've also gotten calls from her after hours looking for direction on how to meet the needs of customers that submit last minute requests - the student group that needed a water hookup for their dunk tank for 8:00 the next morning is something that comes to mind. FOD is very lucky to have Renee as part of our team!
October 30, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Luther Nolan
From: Paul Walsh
Landscape Services provides day of game cleanup around Ohio Stadium for football games. When attendees depart from the stadium after the game, all of the trash cans are empty and the litter around the stadium is already cleaned up making for a much nicer experience for visitors. This program was the brainchild of Groundskeeper 3, Luther Nolan. He developed and proposed the program a few years ago and it has now, under his guidance, become a standard practice on game day at The Shoe. Kudos to Luther for his innovative ideas and providing great customer service!
October 29, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Ronnie Williams
From: Paul Walsh
Landscape Services handles cleanup for football games not only after the game, but during the day as well. Ronnie Williams volunteered to take on an extra shift at the Wisconsin game to cover for an injured co-worker who was unable to come in to work. Kudos to Ronnie for going above and beyond!
October 29, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Tony Mott
From: Jennifer Halda Abbruzzese
My lap top would not connect or recognize the network or wireless. Tony came to help me within 10 minutes of me asking OCIO help desk to send someone ASAP. He determined the wireless card might have needed tightening so he used his own computer tools to do some lap top surgery and fixed the problem. I really appreciate him providing great customer service and going above and beyond normal trouble shooting to get me back up and running to do my job.
October 28, 2019 Unknown
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Dustin Moore, Phil Knopp, Peter Aldag, Brian Kennedy, Campus Shop Helpers
From: Steve Schneider
I would like to thank everyone for helping get things ready for Arboblitz. Arboblitz is part of the community teaching that we have to do to be Eligible for Tree Campus USA. The tree crew and others helped get the site ready for the volunteers and had the trees to be planted placed by the holes they dug before the event. Much appreciated.
October 28, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Ryan Ash
From: Kristen Becker
Work Order Feedback: Thanks for the follow-up report! We reported 1 flickering light and FOD actually found 4 total and resolved each one!
October 28, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Brock Smith
From: Thomas McKean
Work Order Feedback: Handled the leak immediately! I barely had time to put out the wet floor sign.
October 28, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Donald Smith
From: Fiedlis Agbu
Work Order Feedback: FOD has been working very well with us here in seeing that the lab never lacked light or heat. Excellent work.
October 23, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Dan Hirn, Jason Snyder, Gary Nelson, Christopher Kellar
From: JR Rinehart
This was a great example of FOD at its finest. Dan and Jason checked first and found the issue. Gary was here right away and the repair was completed by the afternoon with Chris checking with us to make sure steam shutdown wasn't an issue for building occupants.
October 23, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Darrel Carter, William Keigley
From: Jerry Mason
Work Order Feedback: Job was done quickly, professionally, and efficiently in a challenging, crowded lab environment.
October 21, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Dave Fessehazion, Levi Kottman
From: Chris Frommeyer
In the Central Electric Shop, Levi and Fez consistently impress with the volume of quality work that they complete in a more than timely manner. Oftentimes they finish assignments early only to ask for additional work for the day. These 2 guys epitomize efficiency and safety in the field all while providing outstanding customer service.
October 14, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Kelton Pettay
From: Dan Dunlap
I was sitting here going through the most recent work orders for Mendenhall Laboratory, and it just made me think about what a great job Kelton Pettay is doing here in ML. The initiative he takes to fix problems before they even come to my attention is truly astounding. I wouldn’t even know about half the stuff he does if it wasn’t for the work orders that he creates for things as he fixes them. No dig on people who have preceded him, but the work Kelton has done here in his short time so far just really sticks out. In his time here in ML, I think he fits the ideal of what was imagined when this new role of his was created. He combines great customer service, excellent proficiency in many areas, and the aforementioned initiative to address issues as he finds them, not just when they’re assigned to him.
October 9, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Values Diversity and inclusion
Values Diversity & Inclusion
To: Tracy Draudt
From: Kathleen Hall
Tracy makes everyone feel welcome! From my first day at OSU, Tracy has greeted me with a friendly smile, easily chatted with me, and always makes me feel welcome within our team and at OSU. The amazing thing is that she is genuinely kind and makes everyone feel welcome! Tracy will take a brief moment to check in with anyone near her and ask how they are doing, she truly listens, offers her kind perspective, and sometimes shares a little story of her own. Thank you Tracy for helping all your A&P coworkers feel included within the OSU community!
October 8, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Gebreyohannez Gebru, Mark Oates
From: Karen Crabbe
Gebreyohannez and Mark were asked to complete a last-minute request. There was a large event taking place on the Oval in just a few hours, a bunch of tents are set up, and carpet was put down in the tents outside, and were asked to vacuum all of the carpet. They did so willing, and the event crew were very pleased with them and complimented them both. GOOD JOB!!
October 4, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Lucille Talbert
From: Karen Crabbe
Customer sent me the following email: "I wanted to send a note regarding our custodian here in Enarson, Lucille. I recently had a water leak in my office and she was extremely helpful with getting the right people involved and making sure the work was being completed. She followed up with me every day with new information and made sure I was being taken care of. We appreciate her immensely!" I appreciate all Lucille does to assure our customers are exceedingly happy!
October 4, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Steve Schneider
From: Paul Walsh
Steve was assigned to quickly improve aeration and water weed control at Mirror Lake. Working with a very difficult time frame, and spending a lot of extra hours on the job, Steve was able to significantly improve the water quality and aesthetics of Mirror Lake through soliciting new ideas and solid planning. The lake continues to be an iconic location at Ohio State. Great job Steve!
October 3, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: John Bailey, Philip Knopp
From: Paul Walsh
When a sanitary sewer was beginning to overflow at Waterman Farms after hours, John was rapidly on scene with the vac truck. When Phil Knopp arrived a short time later they teamed up to get the line cleaned out and then water jetted 400 feet of line to make sure the clog was cleared. Both John and Phil were properly equipped to handle the job and completed it quickly and efficiently. Two excellent employees from the Campus Shop.
October 3, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brandon Yankanin, Adam Tabor, Jeremy Allen, Jason Becker, Brandon Cruz, Aaron Patterson
From: Eric David Whiteside
I would like to recognize the members of the Ohio State Police Ordnance Team for their hard work providing active shooter training for our agency. The instruction was top-notch, and the scenario were realistic. The amount of time, research and preparation by the team was apparent in the quality of the training we received. Job well done!
October 3, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Heidi Shortridge
From: John Irwin
Heidi is an incredible asset, team member, and problem solver. She is always available to assist with our department's needs, whether it is obtaining materials or handling requests as well as solving vendor issues. Thanks!!
October 1, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Theresa Thayer, Jim Gephart, Mike Lyles, Rick Sargent
From: Coco Kneisly
Thanks to this group for quickly working to change cores/locks and empty a room at Prior in support of an OCIO project to improve radio communications at the hospital. It was a last minute request and also required a lot of communication with Med Center security to make sure all of the keys got on the right key rings. Thanks for the teamwork and collaboration to get this done.
September 27, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Ronald Johnson, Jon Miller , Michael Curtis
From: Chris Murray
Working with the retro commission crew is a real treat. Ron, Jay and Mike go above and beyond to provide guidance and assistance. If you have a problem, they have the solution.
September 11, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Mike Koeritzer , Ross McClain, Nicole Holman, Brianna Deckert
From: Dan Hedman
I want to nominate Mike, Ross, Nicole and Brianna for going above an beyond to beautify our campus! Brianna and Nicole volunteered to remove sidewalk decals on a hot summer day. These decals are placed at key intersections to promote traffic safety and most of the time are easy to remove. A handful required additional manual labor, however, after being placed near a construction zone. After Nicole and Brianna were able to remove most of the signage, it was determined a power washer would be needed to finish the job. Ross McClain in FOD EHS worked with Mike Koeritzer in Landscape Services to do just that. Our communications team appreciates our partners across A&P who make things happen behind the scenes. Thank you for everyone's hard work! New graphics have been installed to remind everyone to practice safe habits while traveling on campus.
September 10, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development, Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Jeff Dible, Brianna Deckert, Sharon Bierman
From: Coco Kneisly
Thanks to Jeff, Brianna, and Sharon for answering an SOS on a last minute project with a ridiculously quick turnaround. I promise not to make it a habit and do appreciate all of you helping out to make it happen. I'm fortunate to work with great colleagues in A&P willing to go above and beyond like this. Thank you!
September 10, 2019 Shared Services, UniPrint
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Mohamed Hirsi
From: Kyle Howe
Mohamed Hirsi has demonstrated great initiative and attention to detail while performing his job duties and assisted the Police Division in affecting numerous arrests of Theft suspects. Hirsi's outstanding job performance have enhanced the safety of the University community.
September 6, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Adam Gurevitz
From: Todd Huyghe
Adam does whatever it takes to get our patient rooms back in service. It doesn’t matter if it’s his job or not, he takes responsibility for it.
August 30, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Bryan Shields
From: Stacy Cochran
Bryan is our warehouse manager for OSU Extension Publications. He is responsive and quick to remedy a situation. He supervises a team of students who get our publications shipped quickly to our customers in Ohio and around the country. When the students are out, Bryan makes sure our publications are shipped every day. Last year, out of 3658 orders shipped, only 28 orders were outside our 10 day window allowed. And several of those orders were delayed for reasons outside of Bryan's control. That's .007%! Fantastic! Bryan and his team were essential to the reorganization of the warehouse in early 2018. He mastered a new shipping system and has been an integral part of the increased satisfaction from our county customers. Thanks, Bryan! We couldn't do this without you!
August 29, 2019 UniPrint
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Amanda Heade
From: Dan Brearley
Amanda is always willing to take on a challenge or request from the team with a very quick turn around time frame. Amanda is great at collaborating across multiple groups to complete tasks and is an asset to our shared services group!
August 23, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Theresa Thayer, Adam Grubb, Jeffrey Keys
From: Coco Kneisly
I really can't say enough about the consistent level of customer service from Lock & Key Services. They are excellent communicators - they are prompt responding to inquiries; they let you know when they will start working on a job; and they let you know the status of a job if they aren't able to complete it right away. I never have to wonder what's going with a work order - they are ALWAYS on top of things. Keep up the good work!
August 20, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Carmeen Yarbrough
From: Mary Leciejewski
Carmeen has been an outstanding resource for our department. During the past few months, she's been very patient as I posed all questions about HR- hiring, CWA contracts, timecards, interviews, and on and on. She's knowledgeable, and when she doesn't know the answer, she'll go out of her way to make sure to get it. More than being just a valuable resource, I feel like she has the perfect personality for HR. She has the ability to make everyone in the room feel comfortable and welcome and has proven she can manage difficult conversations with ease. Thank you for all your work!
August 19, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Ted Tobler
From: Amanda Heade
Ted always makes the comments that he sees his job as a full Customer Service job. Not just to our Vendors and Contractors who work on our Construction projects, but all of our coworkers and team members in FDC. Making sure that our Construction Managers and Contractors have everything they need to keep these projects moving forward is something he excels at and enjoys.
August 19, 2019 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brittney Coleman
From: Amanda Heade
Brittney always goes above and beyond providing great customer service to our Construction vendors and internal FDC coworkers. But she really stepped up and was able to keep up that great level of service while training our new employee, Stephen. Now Stephen is working on his own and excelling as well, all thanks to Brittney's hard work.
August 19, 2019 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Matt Wolfzon
From: Roy Evans
For is assistance in Student Life Move In. Truly went above and beyond to ensure this event was safe and successful!
August 15, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Pam LaPlante, Richard Meyers, Kim Melchiorre
From: Heidi Shortridge
These three individuals are the best team out there. They are always willing to go above & beyond. I always seem to have an emergency or in need of a copy of a purchase order, and these three are my go-to team. They make sure everything is done timely and just provide the best customer service I have the pleasure to deal with. Thank you all very much. You make my job so much easier. Heidi Shortridge
August 15, 2019 Shared Services
Values Diversity and inclusion
Values Diversity & Inclusion
To: Casey Paris
From: Kate Quickel
Everyone at WOSU Public Media knows Casey Paris for her bright smile, warm personality, and the way she makes people feel included and welcome. As a member of the Diversity Council and a wellness rep with the university, she represents WOSU well and encourages our staff to get more involved and treat each other with respect. She's such a hard worker and takes on these optional responsibilities on top of her own significant work load in our Radio Traffic department. Casey goes out of her way to value diversity and inclusion and she embodies the values of our organization. She should definitely be your next A&P All-Star.
August 15, 2019 WOSU Public Media
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Nicole Holman
From: James Jackson
I am nominating Nicole Holman as an A&P All-Star for her work that reaches far beyond the office and our professional setting. An A&P colleague of ours recently informed me that a dear, lifelong friend of hers passed away. She found out at work and was overcome by emotion. She went on to tell me that Nicole randomly saw her in said emotional state and proceeded to comfort her in her time of need. She told me Nicole was genuinely concerned for her well-being and did what she could to make sure that employee was okay. Nicole Holman is already a top-notch coworker, but her ability to connect with people and go above in beyond in their time of need speaks volumes of her character and she should be recognized for her stellar leadership and service to A&P.
August 14, 2019 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Al Stazzone, Mick Sharron
From: Paul Sherwood / Mike Dixon
A planned electrical system outage at Orton Hall, which had taken months to establish, was scheduled for the weekend of August 3rd and 4th. Due to other impacts over that same weekend, a resource gap at Orton Hall for security coverage developed at the last minute. Rather than reschedule the outage, causing more potential impact and inconvenience to the customer (OSU Libraries), Mick Sharron and Al Stazzone voluntarily provided the support on site over the weekend. This is indicative of their approach to their work, voluntarily doing “whatever was necessary” to address the situation. They gave up their personal time over a weekend to minimize the impact to the project and to our customer.
August 12, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Misty Campbell
From: Kathleen Hall
Misty is highly skilled at generating reports from the university databases. She is very willing to collaborate with others and patiently provide guidance. Her wealth of knowledge and experience are an amazing resource for our team. I greatly appreciate Misty's help during my first several weeks within A&P!
August 8, 2019 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Heidi Shortridge
From: Mary Leciejewski
Where would we all be without Heidi? She is one the behind the scenes who makes it possible for us to get our jobs done. Heidi has been invaluable during the transition of the RRS shop from Landscape to ESS. Over the past few months, Heidi has gone out of her way to make sure all transition materials are organized so ESS can assume the responsibilities. She's spent extra time sitting down with me to teach me the intricacies of our processes, which is information that could only be passed down by someone with so much institutional knowledge. Even though the responsibilities have officially been taken off her plate, she doesn't hesitate to answer a call or nudge me if she thinks I may be overlooking a detail. We are lucky to have her!
August 7, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brian Kennedy
From: Mary Leciejewski
I wanted to share my appreciation for the help Brian Kennedy has provided to me in my new role as the Zero Waste Manager. I'm new to the west side of campus, and Brian has gone out of his way to show me the ropes. For example, last week I called him with questions on how the university handles our green waste. He made time that afternoon to swing by my office, pick me up, and give me tour of different areas so I could fully understand. I appreciate his collaborative spirit between our two shops. I like coming to work everyday because of the people, and I count Brian among the many folks who brighten my day.
August 7, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Holly Ferris
From: Tina Bogac
Holly was a member of the Midwest Area Biosafety Network (MaBioN) local planning committee, which hosted a very successful annual symposium here at Ohio State on Aug 5-7. Without the dedication of people like Holly, our safety colleagues from around the country would not get the continuing education that they need to be successful! Thanks Holly for all of your hard work!
August 6, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Bridget Carruthers
From: Tina Bogac
As the chair of the MaBioN local planning committee, Bridget spent over a year planning and ultimately hosting the annual Midwest Area Biosafety Network (MaBioN) Symposium here at OSU, Aug 5-7. Her dedication and hard work in putting together an excellent technical agenda is not only appreciated by her colleagues who attended, but also by our leadership for showcasing what a first-class institution The Ohio State University is!
August 6, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: MIke Gregory, Ken Johnson, Carla Johnson, Jonathan Stewart, Sharon Willis, John Dudgeon
From: Tina Bogac
The Medical Center Safety group, a division of Environmental Health & Safety, should be commended for their excellent work in regards to the recent WMC Joint Commission survey. The work you all do all year long related to life safety and environment of care to help keep the medical center in compliance was a key element of a successful survey. Thank you for all you do to make our medical center top notch!
August 6, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Zachary Gonzalez, Travis Opritza
From: Bryan Shields
Zachary Gonzalez and Travis Opritza are student employees at UniPrint. While I was out of the office last week, I heard from multiple co-workers that they both did a great job helping with the demands of our shipping and receiving department! Thank you both very much for your hard work! J. Bryan Shields
August 5, 2019 UniPrint
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Charles Wobig
From: larry
Mr. Wobig is a team player who is willing to get involved. Charles been helpful in cleaning up the work orders to meet the goals of the Med Center. Charles is eager to work with this staff and is a creative problem solver, and I appreciate his professional input and hands on. Charles goes out of his way to assure that our customers are kept informed of the issues and progress of work order's. Goes above and beyond. Thanks Mr.Charles Wobig.
August 5, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Paul Sutyak
From: Nicole Holman
Paul consistently goes above and beyond to provide great customer service for all of our printing needs and requests. He is prompt in his replies, offers alternate ideas and suggestions to help a printing project come together and always helps get the job done. Thank you, Paul!
August 2, 2019 UniPrint
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brian Kennedy
From: Matt Spangler
Brian is a team player who is willing to get involved . Brian has been helpful in creating long term solutions to help meet the university goals and challenges. Brian is eager to work with other departments to help create an efficient and cost effective service.
August 2, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brian Kennedy
From: Mary Maloney
Brian Kennedy has been a very responsive and timely collaborator on a wide range of projects in Chadwick Arboretum and the greater campus. He is a creative problem solver, and I appreciate his professional input and hands-on help for quickly resolving landscape related hurdles from removing hazard tree limbs to repairing drainage basins. He has been our ongoing liaison to irrigation repairs and heavy landscape installations. Recently, we needed to have potholes repaired and re-grading of the extensive gravel drive in our Arboretum North site. We are now engaging with Brian’s crew to get this task taken care of. I have always been impressed with Brian’s professional abilities in helping us provide the best landscapes and natural sites for the University. I am grateful for his problem-solving leadership and for his crew’s professional abilities. I believe that when leadership takes a positive outlook, then so do the crew members. Thanks for Planting Forward Brian!
August 2, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Brian Kennedy
From: John
Continually consults with staff and collaborates with other entities to provide service and solutions to problems . As the Superintendent 2 for Campus Shop, Brian provides leadership on projects without excluding the staff. Each project is conducted with the staff's input.
August 2, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Aaron Moore
From: Dan Hedman
I want to recognize Aaron Moore for leading the effort to launch a new ridesharing program for students. No matter the situation, Aaron maintains a positive attitude and does a great job pulling everyone together. The entire team, including TTM, DPS, Student Life and A&P Shared Services worked hard to finalize details and promote the new initiative.
August 2, 2019 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Matt Pfeifer
From: Ellen LePera
Matt always responds quickly and stops in to check on how things are going whenever we submit a work order for service. He was especially attentive during the 4 weeks the 2nd floor of Central Service Building was without air conditioning and in past years when 164 Central Service Building was without air conditioning. He goes above and beyond, provides great customer service and is a team player and collaborator.
July 31, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Amy Burgess, Kevin King
From: Laura Stehura
Amy and Kevin partnered for the second year in a row to provide a fun and educational event to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the shared services staff, review results from the Employee Engagement Survey, underscore the importance of health & wellness in the workplace, and support the A&P Plan for Inclusive Excellence. Your support and recognition are greatly appreciated!
July 30, 2019 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Kurt Farnsworth
From: Laura Stehura
Kurt is our "go to guy" for everything metrics. He has been a true collaborator with the A&P Diversity Council investing a ton of time and energy with our metrics subcommittee! We're looking forward to rolling out a Diversity Dashboard soon!
July 30, 2019 Shared Services
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Andrew Neil, Marie Tullidge
From: Glen Funk
Andrew and Marie are doing a great job as PARE's Wellness Coordinators. They are continually challenging us to be more active and to get involved with Virgin Pulse programs. Recently they applied for and were awarded a Buckeye Wellness Innovator grant for purchase of exercise and wellness equipment for the PARE team. We are anxiously waiting its arrival and implementation!
July 25, 2019 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Benjamin Smith
From: Lindsey McCann
Ben is new to Ohio State but is already making an impact with his positive attitude and excellent customer service. A&P Fiscal appreciates him taking the time introduce himself and continually ask us if there are any issues we have seen in the building on his rounds. Keep up the great work, Ben!
July 18, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Rhonda Holland
From: Dana Mack
Rhonda goes above and beyond for with her work at WOSU. She is flexible when things change, is helpful when questions are asked, and is all-around a delight!
July 18, 2019 WOSU Public Media
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Shannon Rice
From: Dan Hedman
I want to thank Shannon Rice, from A&P Human Resources, for helping our office quickly and consistently find the information we need to support our staff. Shannon always helps with a smile on her face while offering both guidance and support.
July 16, 2019 Shared Services
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Paige Lampman
From: Coco Kneisly
I wanted to thank Paige (FOD Admin's student office assistant) for her invaluable assistance getting ready for and executing SummerFest earlier this week. For 7 hours in the sweltering heat she helped load boxes, popped popcorn, passed out hundreds of Zero Waste cutlery sets, set up tables, and sold guest tickets -- that's just the tip of the iceberg (if only we had icebergs that day!). Whatever task I gave her the response was always the same, "sure! no problem!"Thanks, Paige, for all that you did at SummerFest and everyday in our office.
July 12, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Coco Kneisly
From: Mark Conselyea
I want to recognize and thank Coco for all her work in making the FOD Summer Fest such a huge success. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Great location, great food, great fun! We had around 600 staff and family members attend. This was an important staff appreciation event and it couldn't have gone better. Thank you so much!
July 11, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Team Player and Collaborator
Team Player & Collaborator
To: Carolyn Verga, Glen Funk
From: Amy Burgess
Carolyn and Glen are instrumental in developing and tracking the university's annual Capital Investment Plan. They are amazing collaborators on a complex and cumbersome process. I appreciate their organization, dedication and leadership. Additionally, they are doing a great job onboarding the new capital planner in PARE, Kevin Markielowski, who is sure to be an All-Star in no time!
July 11, 2019 Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Kathy Fortenbaugh
From: OCIO
Kudo's to Kathy's continued partnership with OCIO. Thank you for including us in the recent quarterly staff meeting to present on wireless and align renovation and new construction projects with the University IT strategy. Thank you for the opportunity!
July 8, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Andrew West, Deron Mcintyre, Dustin Mowery, Cassandra Shaffer, Adam Tabor, Bruce Allen, Brian Thompson, Tim Cooper
From: Eric Whiteside
During June, members of the Ohio State Police's Defensive Tactics Team provided scenario-based training to our police officers. The training was realistic and difficult, but the instructors remained positive throughout. The amount of preparation and effort they put forward was outstanding. Their devotion to their their peers was represented in the quality of training everyone received. Job well done!
July 2, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: David Johnson
From: Bill Eblin
Dave is an Associate in the Systems Shop at the Medical Center. When he runs a service call for a issue in the Medical Center not only does he resolve the issue, he interacts with the patient when in a room to ensure they are aware of the "movies on demand" on the hospital's IPTV system. Dave puts the patient at ease while resolving the problem. He always checks with the requester to notify them of the resolution of call.
July 2, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Cody Jackson
From: Paul Richmond
Cody goes above and beyond what is expected of any employee, let alone a student. Cody is willing to step in and help with any project you have. During my recent absence, Cody stepped up and took care of our customers radio issues. Thanks for your assistance Cody.
July 1, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Katherine Vuyk
From: Paulina Tanedo
Katherine is a new student for the HR department. She is a hard worker with a positive attitude. She has only been here for 2 months and has already made huge contributions to the team. The entire team is grateful to have her on board. Thanks so much for your great work Kat!
June 28, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Matthew Pfeifer
From: Karen Crabbe
Matt goes out of his way to assure that our customers are kept informed of the issues and progress of work orders in their building. We have a saying is our shop in the mornings to "Go out and make our customers exceedingly happy today", Matt does this each and every day. Thank you Matt for all of your hard work and your efforts to keep our customers informed.
June 28, 2019 Facilities Operations and Development
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Seth Walker
From: Chad Stanton
Seth Walker as a Public Safety Manager, has made terrific strides in improving safety at the Wooster Campus and throughout the CAFES. Implementing lab safety, facilities training and safety protocols that had never been in place or were in need of update. I personally believe these efforts have saved both Fac/Staff from injury and protected University's assets from damage.
June 27, 2019 Department of Public Safety
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Paulina Tanedo
From: Brianna Deckert
Thanks for all you're doing with A&P All-Stars!
June 26, 2019 Shared Services
Provides Great Customer Service
Provides Great Customer Service
To: Bryan Shields
From: Stacy Cochran
Just want to recognize the work that Bryan and his student staffers are doing at the warehouse. Bryan and his team are responsible for picking and packing all of our OSU Extension publications for delivery to our customers. We have several compliments from our county offices, who are very pleased with the speedy delivery of their orders. The warehouse groups has shipped more than11,000 items in the last 11 months, and handled our busy season like champs. Some weeks, the team would mail out over 100 packages, big and small! We are so glad Bryan and his students are our partners. Thanks for the great sense of humor and excellent customer service, Bryan!
June 21, 2019 UniPrint
Goes Above and Beyond
Goes Above and Beyond
To: Brianna Deckert, Sharon Bierman
From: Dan Hedman
I want to nominate Brianna Deckert, Sharon Bierman and their fellow A&P Communications colleagues for their outstanding work on this A&P All-Stars website. We are hopeful this allows all the hardworking staff in A&P to be recognized for their work and commitment to Ohio State.
June 5, 2019 Shared Services