Contact: Steve Carr, (505) 277-1821
| December 4, 2002
FIVE UNM EMPLOYEES RECEIVE GERALD W. MAY STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS
University of New Mexico employees, including Lucille Cordova, Carolyn
Gonzales, Ray Mora, Susan Quintana and Carol Vollbrecht, are the 2002
recipients of the Gerald W. May Staff Recognition Awards.
The awards, which are named after the former UNM President, are the highest
honor bestowed upon staff. The recipients were honored at a ceremony sponsored
by the Presidents Office where each received an inscribed plaque
and a $250 check. The five were selected by UNM President F. Chris Garcia
following a screening process conducted by the Staff Council and Rewards
and Recognition Committee. Staff employees were nominated by their peers,
supervisors, students, faculty and others on the basis of their outstanding
service and their effective and positive representation of the UNM, among
Cordova, an administrative assistant II in the Chicana/o Studies Program,
is UNMs representative to the Recuerda a Cesar Chavez organization
and has represented the University within other organizations. She has
created a presentation for the Chicana/o Studies Program which she gives
to high school groups and organizations in Albuquerque and around the
state. Additionally, she has constructed databases on community organizations
and students who have taken classes within the program and incoming students
at orientations. She also worked with the Albuquerque International Sunport
to put together an exhibit about the Chicana/o Studies Program.
Gonzales, who has an inherent gift for news savvy according
to her nomination form, is a senior public affairs representative in the
UNM Public Affairs Department. She develops, writes and pitches
Mora is the lead facility services technician at UNM Student Family Housing.
Moras nomination form stated, he takes pride in his work and
always seems to have a positive attitude and a way of making students
and their families always feel welcomed and affirmed.
Quintana is an administrative assistant to the dean of the College of
Pharmacy. Quintana created a community service project for all faculty
and staff at the college to participate in during the 2001 holiday season.
The project was a success with a high participation rate. Due to its success,
Quintana expanded the project in the fall to purchase school supplies
for an elementary and high school in a needy Albuquerque area.
Vollbrecht is a supervisor of Special Activities for the Physical Plant Department. Among Vollbrechts many duties are to ensure that UNMs special events and activities run smoothly. She has managed the details of inaugurations, commencements, princely visits, presidential receptions and past University Days at the New Mexico State Fair. According to her nomination form, Vollbrecht is dedicated, loyal, dependable, creative and an exemplary employee whose appreciation of the University shines through in all her undertakings.
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