Kudos: Recognized Staff
The Staff Council KUDO program is designed to publicly recognize the outstanding work of University of Idaho staff employees who have gone above and beyond in helping others and making the University of Idaho a great place to work. If you would like to recognize staff for their outstanding work, you can Submit a Kudo.
Ryan Gray, Jordan McCutchen, Kevin Armitage - U of I Facilities Machine Shop
23 January 2022
The Facilities Machine Shop has been tremendous help with fabrication of prototypes for the Engineering Capstone Design program. Occasionally, we take on projects that are large in size or require specific expertise. These guys have been instrumental to the success of these projects, which are typically sponsored by outside industry partners. We greatly enjoy working with them for help with finding materials and for complex fabrication and welding projects. They always have a great attitude, are willing to help, and help our engineering students with the learning process along the way. We greatly appreciate having such a great resource on the U of I campus.
Emily Marszalek - Technical Records Specialist II
20 January 2022
I'm fairly new to handling donations and working with the Foundation Office. Everyone has been very helpful whenever I've had questions, but I recently made a mistake and called Emily to see what I should do. I then confused myself and provided wrong information over the phone, fortunately realizing it during the call and correcting myself. Not only was Emily gracious and understanding over the phone, they went ahead and made the correction on their end, and then followed up with an email the next day to confirm what should be done with the newest donation their office received. Great service, and made my job easier to not have to make a correction in Banner.
Wendy Hessler - Proposal Development Specialist - Office of Research and Faculty Development
19 January 2022
Wendy steps up during high volume work times to create efficient standard operating procedures, train new staff, review processes for consistency, and communicate effectively between team members.
Nikolas Schwartz - CSR II - PTS
18 January 2022
Nik is often one of the first people on campus to greet new students, employees, and visitors to the University of Idaho's Moscow campus. He does so much more than help determine their parking needs - he helps ensure that their first impression is a good one. He helps point everyone in the right direction and answers questions on everything from financial aid to student success. Nik treats them all with intelligence, kindness and, courtesy.
Irene Jones - Technology Solutions Partner 2 - ITS
14 January 2022
Irene is great. She is always helpful and very competent at solving our IT problems. Today, after she was finished helping our director with an email problem, I asked if she could help a graduate student having difficulty installing the copier as a network printer. She said of course, and was done in about 2 minutes. She could have made us wait and submit another ticket, but she was just there and helped.
Carl Reigner, Craig Carson - Recycling Surplus and Solid Waste (Facilities)
12 January 2022
Carl volunteered to shovel snow across campus during our recent snow dump. He worked tirelessly alongside Craig Carson outside of his daily duties to ensure sidewalks and stairs were clean and free of snow. Craig worked long hours also to ensure he had the staff and equipment prepped and daily to address areas of the university that needed to cleaned and free of snow. Both individuals have shown great care for the University of Idaho through their service by coming in early and spending multiple hours working outside. Shoveling snow across campus is very difficult work especially when the snow was not letting up and these individuals deserve to be recognized for their diligence during this tough season thus far.
Jacob Robillard - Technology Solutions Partner 1
7 January 2022
Jacob goes above and beyond every day, and for every project he works on. We have been so fortunate to have great ITS partners over the years, and Jacob rises to the top. He is diligent, extremely timely in responding, and has a great way of translating very technical language into everyday language for many of us. He is so great about following up, checking in, and always reminding us that he is here to help. He makes our jobs so much easier.
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Staff
4 January 2022
CETL has been absolutely amazing in helping with the transition from BbLearn to Canvas. Their website and video resources are so helpful, and they are always willing to schedule a session or correspond via email to help me figure out specific problems. I (and many others) would honestly be completely lost with this transition without their guidance. They've gone above and beyond with their materials and support!