STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD – MICHAEL AGUILAR
to Michael Aguilar of Facilities Management for receiving a
Staff Excellence Award! Aguilar, the campus’s elevator inspector
and adjuster, is one of three winners from Administration and
The Staff Excellence Awards are given out each year to nominated
employees who have “shown meritorious service, dedication and
contributions to the university beyond the requirements and
expectations of the job.” This year, 48 employees were nominated
for the awards. Recipients receive a certificate and $1,000 plus
recognition at the Staff Excellence Awards luncheon taking place
on May 23 at the Hilton Hotel.
Aguilar was surprised by Human Resources and Facilities
Management representatives during a meeting in the elevator shop
where he was presented with balloons and invited to the awards
luncheon. Each year, HR works with the employee’s managers to go
on site to cheer on and show support for the recipients.
“In receiving this award, I feel that my work has not gone
unnoticed and feel appreciated,” Aguilar said. “I was caught
completely off guard. I was expecting to have a meeting with
management, so to have them come in cheering and with balloons
was a complete surprise to all of us. We knew one of us had won
something, but I never expected it to be me. It was nice to have
management present the award.”
Aguilar will become eligible to receive the Charles F.
McElhinney Distinguished Service Award. Also receiving
recognition from Administration this year are Ann Pino from
Human Resources for Staff Excellence and Pat Sayles from
Business Services for the McElhinney award.