Apr 292013
 

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Monday, April 29, 2013

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Seven employees at East Carolina University representing 1 Card, Materials Management and University Printing & Graphics are the latest Treasured Pirates in Business Services.

Merlena Artis, Sherri Bailey, Melissa Eakes, Katie Heacox, Earlene Mills, Donny Simmons and Tull Worthington are the honorees.

Artis is assistant director of the 1 Card Office. She received the Treasured Pirate Award for Display of Creativity and Initiative for creating a process to put security access forms on the 1 Card website.

“She created each form, met with end users and provided training on the process, which has greatly increased the speed at which customers receive clearance,” Jennifer Cottle, former 1 Card Office director, said. “We have received so much great feedback as our customers are elated with the new process.”

Bailey received the Treasured Pirate Award for Outstanding Delivery of Service. As security access coordinator with the 1 Card Office, she handles security requests to add card readers to campus buildings. She also is responsible for scheduling special events in the system, including daily entering of building lockdown changes.

Eakes received the Treasured Pirate Award for Enhancing Employee Morale for her work in planning staff development lunches at Materials Management, where she is ProCard assistant manager.

According to Compliance Officer Stacey Schley, who nominated her for the award, Eakes coordinates the lunches each month, often providing the majority of the food.

“She does this with no expectations of other staff and just encourages all to come and enjoy themselves,” Schley said. “She genuinely cares that her co-workers feel appreciated.”

Heacox received the Treasured Pirate Award for Outstanding Delivery of Service as 1 Card office manager. She coordinates Summer Orientation and often provides directions for students who are lost in the building.

“We get many compliments on the orientation process and how quickly help is received,” her supervisor said. “Katie comes to work with a smile every day, and you can hear it in her voice through the phone.”

Mills, design and imaging manager with University Printing & Graphics, received the Treasured Pirate Award for Effective Leadership. She took care of the day-to-day operations of the printing area last spring when director Ann Weingartz had to be out of the office for four weeks to upgrade more than 450 CopiServ machines.

Simmons received the Treasured Pirate Award for Outstanding Delivery of Service. He spends his mornings at Mail Services and afternoons at UP&G in the bulk mail area.

“He greets everyone with a smile and brightens up people’s day with his positive attitude,” bulk mail supervisor Dionte Askew said.

Worthington, accounting manager at University Printing & Graphics, received the Treasured Pirate Award for Cost Effectiveness.

“Tull is always finding the most cost-effective way for our department to do business,” Weingartz said. “He is always willing to make suggestions and give his advice on any issue that may arise.”

Worthington also helped out after a recent retirement by keeping the financial records up to date in all Business Services departments.

via The Daily Reflector.

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