Superlative Staff: September SPOT Awards

    Date Posted: 
    Thursday, November 9, 2017

    OSC Staff Recognition Program

    Congratulations to Lisa Armijo, Cindy Gardner and Lucy Sandoval, who are our September SPOT Staff Recognition Award winners. All three, nominated by Mary Puig, received plaques and a $50 cash award.

    Mary nominated both Lucy and Lisa because of their work in improving the college’s high school recruitment effort. “I feel both of these employees should be recognized for being team players and stepping outside of their comfort level to implement positive change as it relates to first impressions with young students.”

    Mary says of Lucy and Lisa:

    During the faculty retreat, Lucy recognized that there was no process established to help recruited high school students work with our faculty members and have a fruitful experience. She came up with numerous ideas to ensure there is coordination between Academic Programs and the faculty. Lucy goes above and beyond to make sure our student population have positive interactions with our faculty and she cultivates these relationships. In my experience, providing this “home” for our students is of utmost importance.

    After the same faulty retreat, Lucy’s ideas were brought to the attention of Lisa, who agreed they were all excellent. Lisa took the initiative to develop a process and worked with Academic Programs and the high school to establish a point-of-contact. She went above and beyond for our college’s undergraduate student recruitment effort.


    In addition, Mary nominated Cindy, saying:

    I feel very strongly that Cindy be nominated for a SPOT award for going beyond expectations in supporting her faculty. She was pro-active in communicating with the faculty she assists and her colleagues to let them know about an important change in travel expense policy and how airport parking reimbursement was handled. She took the initiative and called alternative parking lots and worked with them to provide a solution. I believe this type of work ethic should be recognized.

    A special thank you to all three for being exceptional employees!

    If you’d like to nominate someone for the Staff Recognition Program, view the official page on our website and fill out the handy online nomination form.