Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
May 2011
Employee Spotlight –
Jackie C. Thomas, Jr.

Student Spotlight –
John Nicklos

Events Calendar


Bookstore Town Hall Shares the Latest on Affordable Options


May Hours of Operation

As One Door Closes, Several Others Open at UH Dining Services

Catering on Cullen: Signature Summertime Special

HUB Statistics

UH Cougar-Connect HUB Event: June 2011

Direct Deposit for Employee Reimbursements

Cost Center List

Rewards for Recycled

Green UH
To Commemorate Earth Month, Green Mountain Energy presents UH with $140,000 to fund First Solar Array

Internship Now Offered With the New Green Mountain Energy Partnership

UH Places Amongst the Best in RecycleMania 2011

HRM Green Team and UC Ultimate Recyclers Win UH RecycleMania Team Competition

New Green UH T-shirts Now Available in UH Bookstore

Urban Harvest-Landscaping with Animals in Mind

University Demonstrates Focus on Student Success

Preparing for the Future: Cougar Place Shuts its

Breaking the Barriers: Faculty-in-Residence Program Brings Students and Faculty Together

A Decade of Excellence

Parking and Transportation
Parking Rates for 2012

Printing and Postal
One of the Best Kept Secrets on Campus

Public Safety
Vehicle Report Cards

Emergency Management Checklist

Pie Anyone? Successful Pies for Babies

March for Babies Candy Sales Raffle


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Residential Life & Housing (RLH) has two University of Houston Excellence Award winners this year, James Aguanno and Nora Fisher. This makes the tenth year in a row that RLH has had Excellence Award winners or McElhinney Award winners among its staff.

James Aguanno, Office Assistant 2, won in the Non-exempt: Office and Clerical category. He has worked for RLH for almost twelve years in the Residence Life office. Aguanno has consistently displayed a willingness to take on new responsibilities and to recognize and close service gaps. As a result, Aguanno’s job duties include such disparate functions as space reservations, maintaining residential assistant personnel files and providing audio-visual and computer support.

Nora Fisher has been a custodian with RLH for almost eleven years. She won in the Non-exempt: Technical, Service and Crafts category. Fisher is known for her caring attitude and unwavering devotion to her job. She is always willing to go the extra mile, even coming in after hours when a sick live-in staff member needed help.

RLH has had a decade of Excellence and McElhinney Award winners. Since no one works alone, RLH staff members consider each award to be an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of the RLH team. The department is very proud of all of its award winners and of its decade of excellence. Past award winners include:

2010 – Donald Delano, Maintenance Mechanic 2
Esteban Mendoza, Journey Painter

2009 – Bernice Cantu, Office Assistant 1
Regina Nixon, Office Supervisor

2008 – Beverly Green, Executive Housekeeper (McElhinney)

2007 – Craig Brodd, Mechanical Supervisor (McElhinney)

2006 – Tom Ho, Journey Locksmith (McElhinney)
Beverly Green, Executive Housekeeper
Javier Hidalgo, Associate Director

2005 – Tom Ho, Journey Locksmith
Rebecca Szwarc, Administrative Assistant

2004 – Charles Snow, Maintenance Mechanic 2

2003 – Craig Brodd, Mechanical Supervisor
Sandy Coltharp, Associate Director

2002 – Carolyn Hudnall, Executive Secretary
Danny Murphy, Maintenance Supervisor

For more information about Residential Life & Housing, go to their website at